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pliXos and the Technische Universität München start a three-year pilot project "GlobuS - Global Bus Software" - supported by the program "Information and Communication Technology" of the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology.

Munich, 26 June 2012. pliXos started to cooperate with the Department of Software and Systems Engineering at the Technische Universität München within the framework of the "Information and communication technology Bavaria (ICT)" by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology (StMWIVT). The aim of the three-year project is to develop an independent project bus, which allows the effective integration of the pliXos product suite known as "Outsourcing Director" with the currently most important and most widely used tools in the market for software development lifecycle (SDLC). This will cover the most important trends in governance of globally distributed (offshore/nearshore) software development projects and will allow all companies, corporations as well as small to medium-sized enterprises to benefit from a global approach in SW development. The project consists of necessary research, specifications, development as well as tests in real live scenarios. Well-known industry partners are supporting the project. Those emphasize the importance of integrating multiple SW tools for the rising MultiSourcing approach – the integrated management of multiple service providers.

The cooperation with the Technische Universität München is considered by pliXos as a further step in its program to increase the transparency and success rates in software development. This is especially true when using globally distributed teams and agile processes. Dr. Joerg Stimmer, founder and MD of pliXos and a well known expert in Outsourcing said: "It is a great pleasure for us, that we are able to build upon a three year funding and strong partners to actively work on further innovative topics in the industrialization and optimization of SW services delivery. Especially the opportunity of transferring the results to an autonomous product, the integration bus is a significant benfit for us as well as any user. The integration of our "Outsourcing Director" with the most important tools in the market by an open bus system, aligned with any standards provides a high added value for our customers. The action will particularly focus on agile processes.” Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Broy, director of the Institute for Software and Systems Engineering at the Technische Universität München, emphasizes that the pilot project provides an essential contribution to the cognitive progress in the scientific fields of software and system development: "The benefit to TUM results from the increasing scientific knowledge and particularly from the ability to validate the research findings in practice". pliXos has offered possibilities of industrialization in SW development with its innovative software as a service (SaaS) products. With GloBuS these opportunities will be available to a wider range of users.

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About pliXos

pliXos sees itself as a provider of solutions for the optimization of globally distributed software services. Significant cost and time advantages are implemented by using these solutions based on best-practices processes. Offers of pliXos are "tool-assisted" evaluation and analysis of global sourcing projects, the optimized control of such projects as well as consulting and the assumption of overall responsibility for individual projects. pliXos was founded in April 2009. Participants include the high-tech start-up funds, Bayern Kapital and a Bavarian entrepreneur (private investor).


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