AccuRev looks to woo ClearCase users

The ClearCase Upgrade Program will let ClearCase users adopt AccuRev's SCCM platform for less than the cost of the IBM Rational contract

Seeking to invade a competitor's turf in the software change and configuration management space, AccuRev unveiled this week its ClearCase Upgrade Program, enabling ClearCase users to purchase the AccuRev SCCM system for less than the cost of their current IBM Rational maintenance agreement.

ClearCase users can adopt AccuRev at their own pace, AccuRev said. AccuRev shares concepts with ClearCase, such as the stream architecture leveraged in ClearCase for project-oriented branches, according to AccuRev.

[ Last year, AccuRev unveiled its AccuRev 4.6, which linked with ClearCase. ]

AccuRev said companies have transitioned from ClearCase to AccuRev because of the ability of AccuRev to support agile and non-agile development environments for better performance of geographically distributed development teams and for increased developer productivity and zero administration costs. AccuRev users also can manage componentized development for project sharing between teams using multiple platforms.

"We expect this will be a compelling offer to customers on maintenance with ClearCase who are looking to reduce their costs and improve their productivity," said Lorne Cooper, AccuRev CEO, in a statement released by the company.

AccuRev users can integrate into ClearCase and ClearQuest infrastructure.

The ClearCase Upgrade Program is available until June 30. Costs of the program will vary based on particular situations. AccuRev has a list price of $1,495 and includes integrated issue-tracking.