IT, New Media & Software

Tuesday, 21 April 2009 12:52

Blue Turtle extends partnership with Serena Software

 
{pp}The Blue Turtle Technologies - Serena Software partnership has been extended to cover sub-Saharan Africa and the Serena reseller network. Blue Turtle will handle consolidation of the Serena partner network, and provide full support for Serena products and partners throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Blue Turtle will support Serena’s Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Lean Business Process Management (BPM) and Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. By leveraging off Serena’s technologies and experience Blue Turtle will provide customers with cost effective application, process and portfolio management solutions.

The partnership between Blue Turtle Technologies and Serena Software has been extended to cover sub-Saharan Africa and the Serena reseller network. Blue Turtle will handle the consolidation of the Serena partner network, and provide full support for Serena products and partners throughout the territory. Blue Turtle will support Serena’s Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Lean Business Process Management (BPM) and Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. “Blue Turtle’s status as a Serena consolidated partner has strengthened our position in the existing ALM, BPM and PPM markets in southern Africa.

Serena is the only vendor that provides common development management solutions that ensure consistent results for IT and Business users alike. Serena has a pedigree which stretches back 27 years, and with products such as Dimensions, PVCS, ChangeMan and TeamTrack, is a leader in software change and process management. Blue Turtle will leverage the Serena technologies and experience to provide customers with cost effective application, process and portfolio management solutions,” enthuses Tommy Erlank, General Manager, Blue Turtle Technologies.

Blue Turtle is responsible for licensing, support and maintenance, professional services and training for all Serena products in Southern Africa. “Serena Software is currently leading a revolution in application development with their ALM, BPM and PPM solutions. Serena® Dimensions® ALM solutions ensure efficiency amongst teams of programmers by standardising and automating development processes from initial requirements to deployed code for full traceability. This enables global development teams to collaborate and manage their development effort whilst ensuring total control and reporting of their chosen methodologies such as Agile or Waterfall. Serena® Dimensions® ALM solutions cover distributed, mainframe and major commercial off the shelf applications, providing development managers with the vital information they require during the software development lifecycle.” explains Erlank. BPM solutions offered by Serena enable business users to improve productivity with next generation Web 2.0 tools to build business processes. Serena’s BPM tools can be used to customise and extend SOA interfaces exposed by IT and online service providers and does not require coding to achieve these results. Serena® Mariner® PPM solutions grant IT and business executives the ability to gain visibility into their projects, resources, demands and costs, ensuring that projects can be managed with a methodical, transparent decision making process. Mariner solutions offer an approach that ensures rapid results and ongoing incremental value.

Mariner allows companies to manage projects as an investment portfolio by defining objectives, controlling risk, while balancing resource requirements with business demands. Blue Turtle joins an impressive list of over 100 Serena partners worldwide and will leverage Serena’s resources and expertise to deliver enhanced value to shared customers. Serena partners are companies with business domain and technology expertise in compliance with project and portfolio requirements, software change and configuration and process management. Blue Turtle Technologies provides and supports best-in-class software solutions that optimise, enhance and leverage existing IT investment and assist in the cost-effective delivery of new technology. The company offers an extensive product range, sourced through its strategic partnerships with leading local and international software providers, augmented by best-practice implementation services. Serena® Software, Inc. provides services to make Enterprises and the business people within them more productive. More than 15,000 organizations around the world, including 96 of the Fortune 100, rely on Serena solutions delivered either on premise or on demand, to provide visibility and efficiency to the application development process. The company provides software services such as Serena Mariner (Project & Portfolio Management), Serena Business Mashups, Serena Dimensions (Change & Requirements Management) and provide Agile Lifecycle Management tools. Serena® is headquartered in Redwood City, California, and has offices throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more information on Serena solutions and services, visit www.Serena.com .

Contact information:
Blue Turtle Technologies
Enquiries: Martyn Healy
Tel: 011 206 5600
Fax: 011 206 5606
www.blueturtle.co.za

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