Serena Enters into Alliance with Tasktop to Launch DevOps Platform for SBM

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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SAN MATEO, CA: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) specialists Serena Software and Tasktop recently announced their grand alliance. The partnership is focused on the fabrication of a new OEM version of Tasktop Dev and Tasktop Sync DevOps integration platform for the Serena Business Manager (SBM). The platform is called Tasktop Sync Pro.

Tasktop Sync Pro for SBM is based upon Tasktop Sync Version 4.5 which provides fully automated enterprise-grade synchronization between SBM and third-party tools. This integration enables organizations to standardize on SBM in the enterprise while gaining visibility, reporting and traceability across multiple development tools that are essential for Highly Regulated Large Enterprises (HRLEs).

Tasktop is the creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source tool and Tasktop Dev is their enterprise version of the tool. Dev provides users of Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio IDE with access to their ALM tools without having to leave their IDE of choice. On the other hand, Tasktop’s flagship product, Tasktop Syncn is an integration server that provides fully automated, enterprise-grade synchronization within individual tools used in software development and delivery organizations.

Serena’s SBM is a centralized, unified and intuitive workspace for stakeholders and users to view, track, and act on their work items & issues while coordinating and collaborating with the team members. It allows users to organize, prioritize and monitor their work from one or more feeds into backlogs. It further enables team members to access the category of all reports and refine the search to locate the reports quickly and efficiently. 

“Many of our customers assemble a best-of-breed development tool stack with SBM as the central system of record where one or more third-party tools are also required by specialized practitioners,” says David Easter, Director, Product Management, Serena Software. “Tasktop enables Serena customers with these mixed environments to create an integrated tool chain and automate the necessary information flow for collaboration, reporting and visibility throughout the lifecycle. By deploying premium DevOps integration technology from Tasktop, these customers can still move fast without breaking things.”