Santa Clara, CA (PressExposure) May 23, 2013 -- Kovair Software, a leader in Integrated Application Lifecycle Management - ALM, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner Program (VSIP).
Gathering requirements aren't a matter of writing things down. It's a process of discovery. So we should expect our requirements to be in a state of continuous change. Change is constant and the one absolute in software development. Permitting changes to requirements in an uncontrolled manner throughout the development life cycle invariably results in confusion, missed schedules, and cost overruns. Frustration occurs between end users, analysts, developers, and managers alike. As the amount of requirements that is captured grows, it is most likely to get harder and harder to change.
Kovair Omnibus is an integration platform that connects more than 40 popular ALM tools from leading vendors and open source groups. With Omnibus, Microsoft customers with heterogeneous software development tool environments can achieve connectivity to non-Microsoft best of breed tools in the industry and achieve process automation, traceability and reporting across the entire software development lifecycle.
Kovair offers Omnibus connectors for many Microsoft products, including Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Omnibus is based on .NET technology and uses Microsoft SQL Server for data repository, making it easier for any Microsoft customer adoption.
Other Omnibus off-the-shelf connectors include various IBM Rational tools, HP Quality Center and QTP, Atlassian JIRA, GIT, CA Clarity, Subversion and Hudson. Integration using Omnibus improves software quality, accelerates time-to-market and provides more than 20% productivity boost with real-time management reporting for globally distributed software development teams.
"Kovair has worked with customers of Microsoft tools for some time facilitating them to integrate Microsoft and other tools. By joining the VSIP program, Kovair will be able to better align its product development with Microsoft roadmap and be able to help customers implement their development strategies ahead of the curve," said Bipin Shah, CEO and Chairman of Kovair Software.
"Kovair helps development teams move to a modern and cohesive ALM environment by integrating and synchronizing requirements, work items, test cases and other artifacts between popular ALM tools and Team Foundation Server," said Tom Lindeman, Director of the VSIP program at Microsoft. "We are happy to welcome Kovair to the Visual Studio Industry Partner program and look forward to working with them in further enhancing TFS and Visual Studio for developers."
About Kovair Software Kovair is the innovation leader in Application Lifecycle Management Integration supporting global software development and management. Its Omnibus Platform is based on an Enterprise Service Bus and includes adaptive workflow and highly configurable process management. Kovair solutions are designed from the ground up as an integrated web-based platform enabling anytime, anywhere access. Kovair customers come from industries where automated workflow and reliable predictable processes for managing the application lifecycle are critical. Industries included are ISVs, Banking and Finance, Healthcare, High Tech, Government and Offshore Software Development Service Providers. More information on Kovair: http://www.kovair.com.