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Accurev and Sparx Systems Announce Partnership


Sparx Systems and AccuRev leverage Best of Breed SCM with Enterprise Architect UML software modeling.

Creswick, Australia, March 15, 2006 --(PR.com)-- AccuRev Inc. and SPARX Systems today announced a strategic partnership that provides software developers with a powerful new bundle of tools for managing complex development projects. Terms of the partnership include joint integration for AccuRev’s best-of-breed software configuration management (SCM) solution and SPARX Systems’ Enterprise Architect, a flexible, complete and powerful Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.0 software modeling tool for the Microsoft Windows platform.

Enterprise Architect has native support for AccuRev’s software configuration management (SCM) solution and is currently used by a number of joint customers. The combined solution is used to manage the development process and keep precise versioned copies of completed and work-in-progress models, as well as the ability to share different models and frameworks across an entire organization, either locally or in a globally distributed manner.

The Unified Modeling Language provides significant benefits in helping to build rigorous, traceable models of software systems, hardware, business processes (BPM), or workflows in a consistent manner. Together, Enterprise Architect and AccuRev support this process in an easy to use, fast and flexible environment that provide full traceability to the goals and objectives of the organization.

Swedish IT consultants Guide Konsult of Stockholm have used both AccuRev and Enterprise Architect in their work on client projects. Guide Konsult manager Johan Linderoth said “AccuRev brings simplicity to the complex problem of managing multiple, simultaneous releases in parallel for our client’s large, web-based project and has improved our development team’s productivity."

“Enterprise Architect from Sparx Systems is also a boost to our productivity, creating excellent documentation that we keep under version control,” said Linderoth. “We look forward to this partnership and the greater level of functionality it will provide us.”

AccuRev vice president Cliff Utstein said its customers choose AccuRev to help them optimize their software development processes. “The partnership with SPARX gives our joint customers the benefits of an integrated application lifecycle management (ALM) solution based on best-of-breed tools like AccuRev and Enterprise Architect.”

SPARX CEO Geoffrey Sparks said the partnership leverages the strengths and features of both applications. “This is a double win for the end-users,” said Sparks.  

“Developers using both products together get projects completed quicker and with fewer headaches,” said Sparks. “And the corporate bean counters see reduced costs because software development becomes more efficient.  From the client’s viewpoint, Enterprise Architect and AccuRev really are a wining combination.”

About Sparx Systems
Established in 1996 by Geoffrey Sparks, Sparx Systems is an Australian company based at Creswick, near Ballarat, Victoria. With over seven years' investment in the development of Enterprise Architect, the company's motivated team of employees are dedicated to the ongoing development and support of software tools, object-oriented methodologies and CASE tools.
Sparx Systems is a privately held, debt-free company. With outstanding growth since the commercial release of Enterprise Architect on the Internet in 2000, Enterprise Architect has consistently proven its value and return on investment many times over. Sparx software is used daily by tens of thousands of very satisfied customers all around the world.

About AccuRev, Inc.
AccuRev provides process change management for geographically distributed software development.  AccuRev’s award-winning software configuration management (SCM) solution easily and efficiently manages change within complex development projects. Control parallel development across multiple products, projects, releases and time zones with dynamic process flexibility. The AccuRev stream-based architecture provides an agile, powerful, and TimeSafe® foundation to secure critical business applications and software assets.  AccuRev’s best-of-breed approach and out-of-the box integration with third-party tools provide an optimal application lifecycle management solution. AccuRev’s process change management products are 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 © 2006 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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Bob Roth ~ (303) 619-5474 ~ bob.roth@sparxsystems.com

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callan@sparxsystems.com.au

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