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Alaska Airlines Standardizes on AccuRev SCM for Consistent Process Automation and Collaboration


Enhances Artifact Traceability and Reproducibility for a Myriad of Parallel Development Projects

Lexington, MA, February 06, 2007 --(PR.com)-- AccuRev Inc. today announced that Alaska Airlines, one of the largest U.S. airlines and the dominant west coast air carrier, has standardized on AccuRev® for process-centric software configuration management (SCM). Known for embracing innovative technology to improve the customer experience, Alaska Airlines chose AccuRev to be at the center of its best-of-breed application lifecycle management (ALM) strategy.

Chris Barnes, Senior Project Manager, Alaska Airlines commented, “We have estimated a cost savings of well over $100,000 for just two of our twelve development teams that will be standardizing on AccuRev through the end of 2006 to enhance development collaboration. Our eCommerce team alone must manage more than 26 projects at once and the merging and parallel development capabilities of AccuRev are ideal for this level of complexity.”

Six of these twelve teams are already in production with AccuRev including the eCommerce Web site (alaskaair.com), all Flight Operations including dispatching, and the Alaska Airlines frequent flyer Mileage Plan. In total, over 400 applications will be managed by AccuRev, providing a secure, centralized repository to increase audit-ability, artifact traceability and reproducibility. Ease of use has also allowed development teams that typically don’t store their code in a centralized repository to begin using the AccuRev process-centric SCM solution.

Productivity improvements within QA and testing groups are already evident by providing these teams with a consistent, automated standard process with increased visibility into what code streams are being tested. Teams no longer have to spend valuable time merging code changes or testing and fixing build problems, vastly increasing productivity and quality.

AccuRev was selected after an exhaustive evaluation of all the leading SCM vendors for its ability to visually represent and model Alaska Airlines’ development process and manage multiple software releases in parallel in a more efficient manner than its previous file-based SCM tool. AccuRev will be used by Alaska Airlines’ developers, business analysts, quality assurance (QA) engineers, and production services staff within its Microsoft .NET environment. In addition, Unix developers managing Siebel and PeopleSoft are using AccuRev to store and manage change to their scripts.

About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines and sister carrier, Horizon Air, together serve 89 cities through an expansive network throughout Alaska, the Lower 48, Canada and Mexico. For reservations visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom.

About AccuRev Inc.
AccuRev is the leading provider of process-centric software configuration management (SCM) with a best-of-breed approach to application lifecycle management (ALM). This approach enables unlimited, adaptable, and compliant process models offering customers maximum flexibility and control. The AccuRev interface, with integrated issue-based workflow, advanced visualization, process automation, and artifact traceability improves collaboration, visibility and management of parallel and distributed development for geographically distributed and outsourced teams to remain agile and competitive. 

AccuRev supports open standards and SOA-based development tool interoperability across Microsoft Windows, Linux, and UNIX platforms. As an active participant in the Eclipse Application Lifecycle Framework (ALF) project, AccuRev is committed to reducing the cost and complexity associated with the integration of multiple vendor tools throughout the software application lifecycle. AccuRev is used by a growing number of global enterprises, including American Airlines, Citibank, Polycom, Sony Computer Entertainment, Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin. AccuRev, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts and is privately held. More information about AccuRev can be found at http://www.accurev.com, or by calling 1-800-383-8170 (US and Canada), and 1- 781-861-8700 (Outside North America).

Copyright © 2007 AccuRev, Inc. AccuRev and TimeSafe are trademarks or registered trademarks of AccuRev, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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