Press Release Summary:
Providing organizations with real-time status, progress, and quality of company's product portfolio, Rally Unlimited Edition includes Rally Quality Manager, which moves testing early in development cycle to optimize quality. Rally Time Tracker enables Agile organizations to plan, manage, and track project costs based on real-time work performed at feature, project, or program level. With Rally Idea Manager(TM), companies can solicit ideas from customers, prioritize features, and communicate progress.
Original Press Release:
Rally Software Announces Unlimited Edition
Agile ALM Platform Adds New Features for Ideas, Quality Management and Integrations, Plus Time Tracking and Admin for 1000s of Users
BOULDER, Colo., -- Rally®, the Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) leader, today announced Rally Unlimited Edition, an Agile ALM platform that provides organizations the real-time status, progress and quality of their company's product portfolio. By fostering collaboration across each activity in the idea-to-market life cycle, and rolling up the work of distributed teams into program views, Rally Unlimited Edition helps businesses bring products to market at least 50% faster and at 25% less cost than industry averages. A key addition to Rally Unlimited Edition, the new Rally Idea Manager(TM), makes it easy for companies to solicit ideas from their customers, prioritize features, and communicate progress.
Rally Unlimited Edition builds on the award-winning Rally Enterprise Edition to connect cross-functional delivery teams with test and deployment (through Rally Quality Manager), finance (through Rally Time Tracker), and product management (through Rally Idea Manager and Rally Product Manager), including fully supported integrations with enterprise-class engineering (through Rally Integration Hub) and customer relationship management systems (through Rally Product Manager and Rally Support Manager). Plus, new administration features simplify management of users and projects when working with large Rally deployments. Finally, at $49 per user per month, Rally Unlimited Edition costs only 1/5 - 1/3 as much as large incumbent ALM vendors.
"We now have dozens of large customers, many with multi-thousand seat deployments," said Ryan Martens, Rally's founder and CTO. "We see companies using Agile practices to divide massive departments into small, nimble, cross-functional teams. These teams can react faster to customer needs and market changes than their big organization ever could. At Rally, we've always given teams the tools they need to collaborate and meet commitments, and now Unlimited Edition makes it easier for companies to coordinate those teams and deploy Agile across their organization."
"We chose Rally Unlimited Edition because it provides transparency into our vast product portfolio, allowing us to increase our time to market, as well as the quality and predictability of our products," said George Moore, senior VP of technology at Thomson Reuters Healthcare. "As the single source of record, Rally Unlimited Edition allows our management to focus on important products or products in need."
Some of the new and enhanced features in Rally Unlimited Edition include:
-- Rally Quality Manager yields dramatic improvements in software quality by moving testing earlier in the development cycle and linking tests and defects directly to requirements. Rally Unlimited Edition adds the ability to manage regression testing by organizing tests into folders and scheduling test sets for different platforms and configurations.
-- Rally Time Tracker enables Agile organizations to accurately plan, manage and track project costs based on the real-time work performed at the feature, project or program level.
-- Rally Integration Hub packages a full suite of supported connectors for enabling organizational-wide Agile adoption. A development and testing sandbox allows organizations with large Rally installations to test custom integrations and mashups without impacting live production data.
-- Rally Product Manager for Salesforce.com centralizes customer feedback collected by sales and support teams for prioritizing features most valuable to customers. Product managers can rank features using data such as revenue opportunities and the number of customer requests.
-- Enterprise Administration makes it easier to manage large installations with expanded user search, edit and permission setting features, plus now lets administrators copy release and iteration schedules into child projects.
New Rally Idea Manager
A new product for idea management, Rally Idea Manager is a feedback web site that lets Agile businesses rapidly transform user requests into innovative products. Powered by innovation management leader Brightidea(TM), Rally Idea Manager makes it easy for companies to solicit customer feature requests, discuss and rank them, and migrate them into Rally as user stories, where product managers can communicate delivery progress to user communities. Customers can directly influence feature prioritization by submitting ideas, voting existing ideas up or down, and by adding their comments.
Feature highlights of Rally Idea Manager include:
-- Tools for accurately describing ideas with real-time duplicate checking, rich text formatting, support for attachments and user-defined tags.
-- Feedback web sites can be private, by invitation only, or public.
-- Built-in reporting and analytics let product managers monitor their customers' engagement.
-- Integration with Rally ALM lets your user community track progress of features from idea to delivery.
-- A seamless upgrade path to Brightidea WebStorm(TM) scales to manage multiple forums with hierarchical roll-ups for more complex product portfolios.
Pricing and Availability
Rally Unlimited Edition is immediately available for $49/user/month in both SaaS and on-premise deployment options. Offered within Rally Unlimited Edition, Rally Idea Manager is also available as a stand-alone product. For more information, view Rally's editions comparison guide or sign up for a free 30-day trial.
From pilot projects to distributed, multi-team programs, Rally's family of Agile lifecycle management solutions gives teams the visibility and collaboration needed to formalize and scale Agile development practices that deliver high-value software in rapid iterations. Free for up to 10 users, Rally Community Edition is ideal for a single cross-functional team managing iterations and collaborating around daily work. Rally Enterprise Edition, starting at $35/user/month, is ideal for coordinating multi-team programs with support for shared product backlogs. Rally Unlimited Edition, available for $49/user/month, scales to become your entire organization's system of record for status, progress and quality.
Rally is the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) dedicated to making distributed development organizations faster and leaner by dramatically cutting the time, cost and effort needed to deliver high quality applications. According to a study by QSM Associates, software-driven companies that rely on Rally's Agile ALM products and services are 50% faster to market and 25% more productive than industry averages. Rally's products were honored with four consecutive Jolt awards (the software industry's equivalent of the Oscar® award) in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. The company's end-to-end solutions for Agile development also include Agile University, the leading source for Agile training, and Agile Commons, the largest collaborative Web 2.0 community dedicated to advancing software agility. Rally currently supports more than 2,100 corporate customers, 58,000 projects and 96,000 users in 60 countries. For more information, visit www.rallydev.com.
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