Serena Updates Requirements Management Solution

RTM 5.6 features strong integrations with ChangeMan Dimensions and TeamTrack, delivering industry's most complete solution for governing change

San Mateo, CA -- August 29, 2005 -- Serena Software, Inc. today announced the general availability of Serena® RTM(TM) 5.6, the latest release of its high-powered requirements management solution. With the solid integrations and extended functionality built into this release, Serena is delivering the industry's most complete process-driven solution for governing change across the entire application lifecycle.

"The vast majority of software project failures occur directly as a result of poor requirements gathering, management, and analysis," said Melinda Ballou, Program Director, application life-cycle management at IDC. "To circumvent this, organizations need to bridge the gap between business and IT more effectively via better communication with one another and by coordinating different phases of the application lifecycle, including requirements, to improve quality, and to prioritize and manage changes. This is the key to business alignment and the success of software projects."

RTM provides customers with greater visibility into the requirements management process, allowing them to quickly identify and authenticate any change made to an application's original requirements. Version 5.6 extends that visibility to the software development lifecycle via its integration with Serena® ChangeMan® Dimensions(TM), Serena's acclaimed enterprise change management solution, delivering complete traceability across each stage. RTM 5.6 also integrates with Serena® TeamTrack®, the company's process and issue management solution, to help customers orchestrate and enforce cohesive processes for governing change throughout the entire application lifecycle. This integrated process framework makes it possible for customers to anticipate and effectively respond to a change thereby turning change into a competitive advantage for the business.

In addition to these powerful new integrations, version 5.6 includes several Web functionality and usability enhancements to improve user collaboration. This helps minimize development rework, reduce costs through increased productivity, and improve overall application quality.

"All successful applications start with an accurate set of requirements. If the requirements are faulty, an application can fail and the entire project can be thrown off course leading to unexpected costs, excessive risk and poor service quality," said Sandra McKinsey, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Serena Software, Inc. "RTM ensures that no changes fall through the cracks and that the quality and integrity of an application is not compromised. This latest release gives customers even tighter control over the development process by providing a true end-to-end application lifecycle management solution to drive IT efficiency and meet bottom-line goals."

About Serena Serena Software (NASDAQ: SRNA) is the largest company solely focused on managing change in the IT environment. Serena's products and services automate process and control change for teams managing development, Web content, and IT infrastructure. For more information, please visit

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Serena, ChangeMan, and TeamTrack are registered trademarks of Serena Software, Inc. RTM, Dimensions and SAFE are trademarks of Serena Software, Inc. All other products or company names are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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