Tasktop and Polarion Announce Partnership to Deliver Eclipse Integration as Part of Integrated ALM Suite

Eclipse Mylyn connector and Track & Wiki bundle will streamline development and improve visibility and productivity

VANCOUVER, Sept. 20, 2010 Tasktop Technologies and Polarion Software today announced a partnership and a bundled product offering to provide software development teams with a full-featured issue tracking and wiki solution with full Eclipse IDE integration, a rich desktop client interface and offline access to issues and tasks. The Polarion Mylyn Connector will help streamline development, improve visibility and drive software productivity by providing direct access to Polarion Track & Wiki and Polarion Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) from within the Eclipse IDE. The bundled product offering will combine Polarion Track & Wiki with Tasktop Pro to provide development teams with a full-featured issue tracking and wiki solution.

"Supporting open source tools and the development community at large is a core strategy for Polarion," said Michael Carey, President and CEO of Polarion Software. "The partnership with Tasktop further strengthens our integrations with Eclipse and offers customers in the Eclipse development community access to Tasktop's integration and developer productivity gains."

The Polarion Track and Wiki and Tasktop Pro bundle enables developers to keep Polarion up-to-date without leaving their native Eclipse IDE, and extends the benefits of Mylyn, adding time tracking and task-focused support for activities such as web browsing, office document authoring, email and calendars. Polarion's Mylyn Connector supports Tasktop's award-winning productivity technology called the task-focused interface, which automatically tracks and presents the ‘context' of source code, documents and web pages that are most relevant for a given task. It reduces information overload for large-scale projects while enabling one click multitasking and interruption recovery. Available in Tasktop Pro, the Mylyn Connector will provide rich desktop access to Polarion Track & Wiki and Polarion ALM from the developer's Eclipse IDE.

"Polarion is providing developers with a compelling blend of commercial and open source tooling for enterprise ALM," said Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop and creator of the open source Eclipse Mylyn project. "The new Mylyn and Tasktop Pro integration further extends this strategy to provide a leading developer experience by delivering the task-focused interface and first-rate Eclipse integration with Polarion ALM."

Availability

The Polarion Mylyn Connector is Tasktop Certified, enabling distribution from within Mylyn-enabled Eclipse installations and ensuring full support for task-focused productivity and compatibility with Eclipse distributions and certified Mylyn connectors. Tasktop Pro with the Mylyn Connector for Polarion Track & Wiki and Polarion ALM will be available from tasktop.com. The Track & Wiki with Tasktop Pro product bundle will be available from polarion.com. Polarion Track & Wiki with a standalone Mylyn Connector is free for up to three users. Early access to the Polarion Mylyn Connector is set for late November 2010.

About Polarion Software

Polarion Software is a global leader in the field of Requirements Management and comprehensive ALM software solutions and services. With over 750,000 users globally and hundreds of Fortune 1000 organizations; Polarion provides companies with fully integrated, web-based solutions to lower costs and increase efficiencies while replacing legacy client server dinosaurs with disruptive low prices sourced via multiple channels for ease of purchase, installation, and customer support. For more information, visit www.polarion.com.

About Tasktop Technologies

Tasktop Technologies is the company behind the Eclipse Mylyn ALM integration framework and its revolutionary task-focused interface technology. The task-focused interface is proven to make developers more productive by showing only the relevant information for each task, dramatically reducing search time and facilitating multitasking. Tasktop Pro is the company's enterprise-ready product based on Mylyn, with task-focused support for web browsing, time tracking, documents, email and calendars. Tasktop Technologies also provides consulting, connector development services and training to the growing number of companies adopting the task-focused paradigm and tools. For more information please visit http://tasktop.com.

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