Serena Software Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms

Bangalore, India (PressExposure) April 08, 2009 -- Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Bangalore, 8th April, 2009 – Serena Software today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in the ‘Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms’ report. [1]

According to Gartner, Software Change and Configuration Management (SCCM) helps structure development change, configuration and release processes. SCCM products address many of the problems that encumber development teams in their processes, and in their interactions with operations and project management. [2]

In its report, Gartner evaluated Serena Dimensions CM, an end-to-end, process-centric solution that manages and automates the full application lifecycle with visibility and traceability from inception to deployment. Dimensions CM integrates requirements management with change and configuration management based on a single repository, which is key to delivering business-changing software.

“We believe Gartner's report shows that Serena continues to lead the market by providing a single, integrated SCCM solution for application lifecycle management,” said René Bonvanie, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, information technology, and Serena On Demand at Serena Software. “Serena empowers development teams to synchronize and automate all phases of the software change and configuration management process—-from requirements, through modeling, development, build, and testing, to deployment-—across global sites, teams, platforms, and methodologies. Unlike yesterday's tools designed for small, local teams, Serena’s solution is designed for today's globally-distributed development teams.” Enterprise software development organizations following industry best practice normally define their software processes first and then deploy lifecycle tools that manifest and enforce that process. Serena's SCCM solutions are designed to be flexible enough to address nearly any development process methodology, whether a traditional waterfall-style methodology or a more leading-edge Agile framework, and to simply and easily change as the organization's methodology matures.

Learn more about Serena’s SCCM products by visiting the company’s Web site.

About the Magic Quadrant The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Serena Software, Inc. Serena is a privately owned company, headquartered in Redwood City, California, with 29 offices in 14 countries and more than 800 employees. Serena provides software on premise and on demand to over 15,000 customers including 96 of the Fortune 100. Serena enables teams of programmers to become more efficient by standardizing and automating development processes across both mainframe and distributed environments. Serena enables IT business analysts and power users to improve productivity with a new generation of Web 2.0 tools to build Business Mashups. Serena Business Mashups can be used to automate common, everyday processes; they are visual and do not require coding. Serena also enables IT executives to gain visibility into their projects, resources and costs – CIOs should have access to the same quality of information about IT as the CFO has about Finance. For more information on Serena, visit

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