Remain Targets Indian ALM Market with New Partner, Globus Labs
August 13, 2013 Alex Woodie
Dutch change management software provider Remain Software last week announced that it has entered into a partnership with Globus Labs that will see the Indian IT services company selling Remain’s TD/OMS, an application lifecycle management (ALM) solution that works with IBM i, Windows, Unix, and Linux platforms.
Remain originally developed TD/OMS in the early 1990s to provide change management capabilities for the IBM AS/400. In addition to providing a structure to support development and deployment of RPG and COBOL programs, TD/OMS has demonstrated a particular affinity for supporting the platform’s popular 4GLs environments, including LANSA‘s RDML, CA‘s 2E and Plex, AS/SET, and Magic Software‘s 4GL.
The company recently rewrote TD/OMS in Java, giving it the capability to run a source code repository on a broader set of platforms and languages, including Windows, Linux, and Unix. It also recently launched a workflow management product called Gravity that’s designed to provide structure to process automation, improve collaboration, and smooth communication among development teams working on IBM i and (planned for later this year) other platforms. At the same time, the company has broadened its reach beyond its traditional market in Europe, where it has about 300 customers, by establishing partnerships with IT companies in other countries.
The partnership with Globus Labs is the latest example of Remain’s global expansion. Globus is a large IT services firm based in Jamshedpur, a large city in northern India that is the country’s first planned industrial city and also a big producer of steel. According to the Globus’ website, the company has a big focus on SAP‘s BusinessOne ERP system and other warehouse technologies, such as voice-enabled dispatching, crane automation, and mobile device management.
Mohammad Azahar, founder and CEO of Globus Labs, welcomes the chance to sell and support the Remain tools in the Indian market. “Improvement tools supporting best practices are highly needed and required in almost all industries and business processes,” Azahar states in a press release. “Globus Labs and Remain Software will address and help the Indian companies to improve the traceability and keep control over the software development lifecycle.”
Marco Kok, managing director of Remain, says he’s happy that his company will be closer to Indian customers. “It’s the next step in our strategy of expanding the Remain Software partner network, which in each part of the globe brings customers added value to our solutions: local technical support, consultancy, and trainings.”
Remain’s partner in North America is Solutions First, which is based in Orange County, California.