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AccuRev and Catalyst Systems Webinar with Uttam Narsu: Removing Manual Steps from Merge and Build Processes

AccuRev Inc. and Catalyst Systems announced an online Webinar taking place today at 2:00 p.m. EDT with keynote presentation by Uttam Narsu, former Giga/Forrester analyst and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) expert.

Lexington, MA, April 18, 2006 --( AccuRev Inc. and Catalyst Systems today announced an online Webinar with keynote presentation by Uttam Narsu, former Giga/Forrester analyst and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) expert.

Uttam Narsu will kick-off AccuRev’s Spring Thought-Leadership Series on Software Development by explaining how to leverage best practices to address difficulties in development processes around build and release management.

Narsu said: “Most companies gaze longingly through a doorway, one leading to the promised land of build and release automation. They tremble, knowing that crossing that threshold is possible only when an organization — its culture, processes, and technology — is ready to accept the changes demanded by best practices.”

Narsu describes a seven-step process to implementing a scaleable best practices framework, and discusses such practices as: SCM planning, appropriate baselines, private workspaces, merge and integrate often, and absolute reproducibility of development artifacts.

Further presentations from Jim Graham and Brad Hart will show attendees how to reduce complex merges from days to minutes and create completely reusable and repeatable builds, while reducing ad hoc build processes.

Graham, a Sr. Developer with Catalyst Systems Corporation, will demonstrate how Openmake combines its leading Build Workflow technology with ALM process management to achieve reuse and consistency from build to release.

Hart, AccuRev’s Vice President of Technology, will highlight the unique ability of AccuRev to easily support complex branching and merging.

To register for this live online event taking place on Tuesday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, please visit

About Catalyst Systems
Catalyst Systems Corporation is the leading provider of Enterprise build management software and pioneer of the commercial build management software industry. Catalyst Systems has specialized in the design and implementation of reliable and repeatable application build processes for Global 2000 organizations since 1995. Openmake, Catalyst Systems' flagship product, enables development teams to get back to the task of writing code.

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, or by calling 1-800-383-8170 (US and Canada), + 44 8456 869 328 (UK) and 1-781-861-8700 (Outside North America).

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