CollabNet offers on-demand project management

CollabNet OnDemand service is intended for smaller development teams

CollabNet Monday is announcing CollabNet OnDemand, which provides online access to the company’s integrated project management and collaboration platform for distributed software development.

Intended for development teams of five to 60 users, CollabNet is offered via a Web-based subscription model. Users can begin collaborating on projects within 24 hours after signing up, CollabNet said.

Features of CollabNet OnDemand include a central repository, software configuration management, issue-tracking, task management, role-based access control, and a reporting dashboard. Teams can focus on software development without having to worry about administration, security, and maintenance, CollabNet said. Subversion is embedded for software configuration management.

"Traditional development tools were designed for local use and connecting distributed teams always required the purchase of additional IT services to make it work. As a result, we are seizing the market with solutions that are easy to adopt, are accessible via the Web, bring closer collaboration for teams in different locations, and deliver 10 times the cost savings of traditional development tools," said Bill Portelli, CEO of CollabNet, in a statement released by the company.

The launch of CollabNet OnDemand represents further progression in the company's integration of SourceForge Enterprise Edition, which the company acquired last year.

CollabNet OnDemand uses layers of security, including strict control of physical access to systems, firewalls, and 128-bit SSL used in server authentication and data encryption for Web browser access.

A free trial is being offered to new users. CollabNet OnDemand is regularly priced at $50 per user per month.