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Seapine Surround SCM 5

Process and Change Management Merge in Seapine Surround SCM 5

Seapine Software delivers improved control over the software
configuration management process with Surround SCM 5

BOSTON-September 12, 2006-Current software configuration management
(SCM) solutions provide a great deal of control over the versioning
of files, but fall short of enforcing processes around how changes
are made and accepted. Seapine Software, a leading provider of
application lifecycle management and business process management
solutions, is addressing these limitations and offering development
teams better process control with today’s introduction of Surround
SCM 5.

This announcement was made during the SD Best Practices Conference &
Expo, held in Boston September 11-14.

Available in mid-October, Surround SCM 5 combines user-definable
workflows, custom meta-data, and powerful in-application programmable
triggers to give configuration managers and software developers the
tools needed to easily automate change processes and enforce change

“Files transition through many more states than the traditional
‘checked in’ and ‘checked out’ supported by today’s SCM tools. For
example, source code may undergo a code review and either pass or
fail. Whether the file moves forward into the build process may hinge
on it reaching a specific state of quality. Surround SCM 5 provides
the information and control necessary to move beyond the limited two
state solution,” said Richard Riccetti, president and CEO, Seapine

“With Surround SCM 5, it is easy to define states and policies to
enforce best practices in development or any other department that
requires a structured change process. Now, if a developer checks out
a ‘code reviewed’ file and makes a change, Surround can automatically
reset its state to ‘not code reviewed’ to accurately describe the
state of the file,” added Riccetti.

Surround SCM 5’s custom meta-data lets developers track any type of
additional information with each file. For example, developers can
track who ‘owns’ a file, which is important if they need to find the
person responsible for all build scripts. Enhanced in-application
programmable triggers make it much easier to build functionality into
Surround SCM without having to write external applications, giving
the development team more time to focus on product development.

Seapine has packed a lot more into Surround SCM 5, including
hyperlink access to files, CVS style check outs, single sign on
support, numerous customization and usability enhancements, and much
tighter integration with their award-winning issue management
solution, TestTrack Pro.

“In Surround SCM version 5 and upcoming TestTrack Pro 7.6, we’ve
enhanced the integration to give developers access to changelists
from within TestTrack Pro and the ability to view all defect data
from within Surround SCM,” said Riccetti. “As an integrated solution,
these tools help prioritize changes and provide a better
understanding of why the changes occurred-important factors in
improving the quality of applications and development efforts.”

For more information on Surround SCM 5 or to participate in the beta
program, visit

About Seapine Software
Seapine Software, Inc. is a leading provider of application lifecycle
management and business process management solutions that empower
companies to manage process, change, and quality throughout the
enterprise. Over 7,500 companies around the world rely on Seapine’s
products to improve efficiency and product quality. Founded in 1995
and located in Mason, Ohio, Seapine Software has offices in North
America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information about Seapine
Software, visit

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