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Serena Software Named A Leader Within Independent Analyst Firm’s Application Lifecycle Management 2012 Report

  • Serena Recognized in Independent ALM Report for End-to-End Orchestration, Workflow Designer and Release Manager
  • Serena’s ALM Earns Among The Highest Vendor Scores for Integration and Customization

SAN MATEO, Calif. - Oct 24, 2012 - Serena Software, the leader in Orchestrated IT solutions, today announced its recognition as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Application Life-Cycle Management, Q4 2012 report*. Serena was recognized for its ALM offering, strategy and market presence.

“Serena has made impressive advances at both the individual tool and suite level. Central to its product strategy is ‘orchestration,’ a vision of ALM as an ongoing, rhythmic activity. Not surprisingly, given this vision of a regular flow of activity (conceive, build, test, deploy), Serena has one of the best workflow designers available. Serena's recent enhancements to its ALM portfolio, such as the Serena Release Manager, provide more support in this end-to-end orchestration model,” the report stated.

The report went on to say, “Serena has recognized how important it is for organizations to effectively orchestrate the larger ‘meta-process’ of software development and delivery, which spans the typical activities (coding, testing, building, etc.) that guide the development efforts of other commercial and open source tools.”

Serena received among the highest vendor scores for integration and customization, rating a perfect 5 out of 5 score on both. Further, according to the report, “Serena tells a very clear story about the challenge of orchestrating development and delivery in large IT organizations and how its products address those challenges.”

“We are quite pleased to be recognized an ALM leader,” said Steve Brodie, Group VP and General Manager for Serena Software. “We believe the results of the 2012 Forrester Wave™ for ALM affirm our innovative market leadership, while our considerable market footprint and large engineering and field resources make us an ideal partner for enterprises from Stockholm to Sydney.”

Serena's unique orchestrated approach to ALM automates end-to-end application delivery, helping IT organizations efficiently capture all demand, easily define business requirements, manage software changes throughout the development lifecycle and crisply deploy releases with confidence. Serena’s 4,000 active enterprise customers who span the globe, encompassing almost one million users, enjoy greater visibility, faster time to market, higher stakeholder satisfaction and lower development costs.

To read the entire 2012 Forrester Wave™ for ALM report, go to:
http://ser.so/ForresterWaveforALM.

*Forrester Research,Inc., The Forrester Wave™: Application Life-Cycle Management, Q4 2012 Tom Grant, PhD, with Kyle McNabb and Alissa Anderson, October, 23 2012.

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About Serena Software
Serena Software provides Orchestrated IT solutions to the Global 2000. Serena's core purpose is to advance the business value of IT. Our 4,000 active enterprise customers, encompassing one million users worldwide, have made Serena the largest independent ALM vendor and the only one that orchestrates DevOps, the processes that bring together application development and operations.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Serena serves enterprise customers from 29 offices in 14 countries. Serena is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Partners, the leader in private investments in technology-enabled industries.

Media Contact:
Cathy Wright (for US inquiries)
Kulesa Faul for Serena Software
Cathy@kulesafaul.com

Mark Kember (for UK inquiries)
Goode Communications for Serena Software
+44 (0) 1491 873323
mark.kember@goode.co.uk

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