October 2011: Oxford International announced a partnership with Arcad Software to sell, deliver and support Arcad’s technically advanced software configuration management (SCM) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions. Arcad Software is the global leader in SCM and ALM solutions for the IBM Power platform with more than 20 years experience, thousands of licensed installations in over 30 countries, and a program of continuous product enhancement. Arcad Software integrates perfectly with Oxford’s portfolio of IBM Rational Software’s ALM and CLM solutions, including Arcad’s certified integrated extension to Rational Team Concert.
In addition, the Arcad Software portfolio includes many stand-alone ALM solution capabilities, from software audit, systems documentation, testing solutions, through to software package impact change analysis and integration.
IBM Power customers now have a comprehensive solution that not only meets their technical SCM requirements, but will also realize the significant CLM benefits of a collaborative and unified software delivery process across developer teams and disparate technologies such as Java, RPG, Cobol and SQL applications.
Both companies are global market leaders in the IBM Power market segment, and Philippe Magne, CEO of Arcad Software and Steve Norton, President of Oxford International recognized the cultural symmetry of their teams and respective technical disciplines, making the decision to form a partnership very easy.
Steve Norton commented “While Oxford and its RTC for Power practice leads the market in Rational Software for CLM solutions to improve and accelerate software delivery, Arcad Software brings a critical set of integrated SCM solutions that are crucial to effective software management of legacy applications using RPG, Cobol and SQL technologies.
Customers now have a range of product options to not only realize the productivity benefits from CLM but also significant technical benefits from the most advanced SCM products for Power in the industry today. And for Power customers who are not quite ready to move toward unified or more Agile processes, Arcad’s product suite and bundled solution packs can be quickly adopted to replace the more tired and expensive legacy SCM products that do not come close to the depth of Arcad ALM solutions.”
Philippe Magne commented “Arcad Software has been installed in more than 33 countries over the past 20 years. Our ALM and SCM software is the most advanced in the industry because of our experience and policy of continued product development, including the integrated extension for RTC Power. It was important Arcad Software had a strong, technically disciplined support infrastructure to support North America and Asia Pacific markets that would ensure premier services and ongoing support. Oxford International meets and exceeds that partner profile, and their Rational disciplines and heritage in IBM Power makes an ideal relationship to provide the right solutions at the right time for IBM Power customers.