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APM software development company: Rally Software (RALY)-delisting (2001)

Rally Software Development Corp. (RALY) was founded in 2001 (formerly F4 Technologies, Inc., changed to its current name in April 2004), headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA, with 513 full-time employees , Is a company that provides agile project [see: Note 1] management (APM, Agile Program Management) application services in the software development process.

Update: In July 2015, CA, Inc. , the second largest software company in the United States , completed the acquisition of Rally Software, and the latter’s stock was delisted.

Rally Software RALY logo

Rally Software (RALY):

Rally Software Development Company’s products and services can not only help companies perform agile software development, but also achieve lean business practices by combining the right combination of tools, services, and best practices. According to the relevant information in the prospectus, as of December 31, 2014, the company has more than 200,000 paying users and more than 1,500 enterprise-level customers, of which half of the world’s Fortune 100 companies are its customers. : Cisco (Cisco), HP (HPQ), Microsoft (Microsoft), America Online (AOL), etc.

In the years from 2008 to 2012, Rally successively acquired a number of start-ups such as AgileZen and Flowdock. In the field of APM, RALY’s competitors in listed companies are mainly Altlassian.

Rally Software (RALY) investment:

After the market on May 27, 2015, Fitch reported that RALY had reached an agreement with CA, Inc. (CA) on an acquisition . The latter would acquire the former for US$480 million, causing the stock price of RALY to surge +42.49% after the market. . CA is a company that provides information technology (IT) management software and solutions, helping companies plan, develop and manage security applications and IT infrastructure service providers in the US and international markets.

[ Note 1 , taken from Wikipedia] Agile software development (English: Agile software development), also known as agile development, is a new software development method that has gradually attracted widespread attention since the 1990s and is a response to rapidly changing needs A kind of software development capability. Their specific names, concepts, processes, and terminology are not the same. Compared with “non-agile”, they emphasize close collaboration between the programmer team and business experts, face-to-face communication (think more effective than written documents), and frequent Deliver new software versions, compact and self-organized teams, code writing and team organization methods that can adapt to changes in demand, and pay more attention to the role of people in software development.

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