Catalyst Systems' Updated Openmake Delivers Re-use to Application Lifecycle Management Workflow

Supports Microsoft VS .NET 2005 dependency mining and reporting, enhances interoperability between SCM, testing, build, and deployment processes

CHICAGO, IL, November 6, 2006 -- Today Catalyst Systems Corporation announced the general availability of the latest version of Openmake, the advanced solution for centralizing and controlling application lifecycle processes from source control management through build, testing and deployment without the need for writing highly customized ALM (application lifecycle management) scripts.

Openmake introduces a wide range of ALM adaptors, simplifying the process of defining a standardized ALM workflow. Openmake ALM adaptors allow organizations to define a standardized ALM process using a variety of ALM tools supported by diverse ALM vendors.

According to Jim Duggan, research vice president at Gartner, "Software that easily bridges diverse application lifecycle management tools will become increasingly important as organizations strive to meet IT compliance requirements by creating a repeatable development process."

Included in the latest release of Openmake is interoperability with the Perforce Software Configuration Management solution as well as deployment adaptors supporting CA's Software Delivery.

"The Perforce integration with Openmake provides our customers with more options in build management and ALM process workflow," said Nigel Chanter, chief operating officer of Perforce Software. "Helping customers who are looking to architect a clearly defined development process is a shared goal between Perforce and Catalyst Systems Corporation."

Tracy Ragan, COO, Catalyst Systems noted, "Openmake represents a continuing evolution in interoperability between diverse ALM tool offerings and automated build management. Openmake provides our end users with options for how they want to manage their ALM processes. Openmake simplifies the effort of standardizing development streams, allowing developers to choose their favorite ALM tools while incorporating a solid build management process-all without the need for writing costly homegrown scripts."

Openmake's leading re-usable ALM framework allows developers to design re-usable ALM processes, minimizing the need for highly customized ad hoc ALM scripts such as Ant/XML scripts, Make Scripts, Check-in/Check-out scripts and deployment scripts. This re-use substantially reduces development costs, improves quality and mitigates the risk associated with manually-maintained, non re-usable ad hoc processes.

Openmake adds Microsoft Visual Studio .Net 2005 to the list of supported development tools. Release provides Visual Studio .Net 2005 dependency mining and reporting, which are particularly helpful for tracking and managing large .Net-based applications. Release also provides added security features including LDAP support for organizations standardizing their security policies.

Pricing and Availability

Openmake is available immediately, with prices starting at $50 USD for lifecycle automation-only seats to $350 USD for full build automation seats.

About Catalyst Systems

Catalyst Systems Corporation provides enterprise build-management software and is a 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.


Openmake is a registered trademark of Catalyst Systems Corporation. All other trademarks used in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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