Our History

Over 30 years of innovation


2016   Micro Focus acquires Serena Software
2014   HGGC acquires Serena Software
    Serena launches Serena Deployment Automation
2012   Serena releases Serena Demand Manager, Serena Requirements Manager
2011   Serena introduces Orchestrated IT
    Serena launches Serena Release Manager, Serena Service Manager, Serena Dashboard, Serena Development Manager
2010   Serena introduces Orchestrated ALM
2008   Serena acquires Projity
2006   Serena acquires Pacific Edge
    Silver Lake Partners takes Serena private for $1.2B
2005   Serena acquires Apptero and Data Scientific
2004   Serena acquires Integrated Chipware
    Serena acquires Merant
2003   Serena acquires TeamShare (TeamTrack, now called SBM)
1999   Serena IPO under SRNA at initial price of $13 a share
1998   Merant formed by merging of Intersolv and MicroFocus
1997   Dick Doerr becomes first full-time CEO
1993   Serena buys back Comparex from Sterling Software
1991   Intersolv formed by Sage and Index Technology merge
1989   Sage acquires Polytron
1988   25 employees
1983   Sterling Software (Software Module Marketing) resell Comparex
1982   Polytron founded
1980   Comparex created
    Doug Troxel founds Serena