TechExcel

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TechExcel
Private
Industry Computer software, IT services
Founder Tieren Zhou
Headquarters Lafayette, CA, U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Website www.techexcel.com

Tech Excel is an information technology company established in Lafayette, California in 1995.[1] It is a privately held enterprise with clientele in 25 different countries.[2] The founder of the company is Tieren Zhou,[3] and he has remained Chief Executive Officer and Chief Software Architect of the company to date.[4]

Corporate History[edit]

Techexcel was founded by Tieren Zhou, in 1995. The company now also has offices in North Carolina, London, and Beijing.[5]

In 1997 TechExcel released the programs TechExcel ServiceWise, a program that has seen continued use and development to date.[6] In 1997 the company also released a program called DevTrack, which according to authors Luis Levy and Jeannie Novak, is used by videogame and software developers to track all bugs in a program at once "by managing a central database through a web interface" and providing "advanced sorting functionality".[7] The company experienced slowed growth and a reduction of staff in the recession of 2002, but saw expansion following this period.[5] In 2006, after nine years of developing various interrelated programs, the company released the program package TechExcel DevSuite. According to software reviewer John Jainschigg, the program is "an integrated project-planning environment aimed at the specific needs of software builders".[8] In 2007, TechExcel was named to East Bay Business Times's 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the East Bay Area.[9]

Software Uses[edit]

The function of TechExcel programs are, generally, to unify Application Lifecycle Management with Support and Service applications,[10] for both agile and non-agile development teams.[11] The software is used in a diverse number of industries: communications, engineering, retail industry, and video games.

Recent Events[edit]

In the first year the Software Development Times 100 Awards List merged the categories of "concepts as continuous integration and delivery" and "agile development" into a single "life-cycle management" category, TechExcel was named one of the 20 best companies—alongside companies like IBM, Microsoft, and Mercurial.[12] In the last several years they have also been nominated for an American Business Award[13] and have been a finalist for the 2009 Best Project Management Solution award, which is awarded by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA).

Awards[edit]

2000: CRM Excellence Award for ServiceWise software program[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TechExcel Overview". Venture Beat Profiles. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "TechExcel". The Software Network. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Software: TechExcel Inc.". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "EXECUTIVE PROFILE: Tieren Zhou Ph.d.". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Patrick Hoge (August 2, 2009). "TechExcel makes the tough calls". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "TechExcel Announces ServiceWise and CustomerWise 8.7". SF Gate (online hub of the San Francisco Chronicle). Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Luis Levy and Jeannie Novak (2009). Game Development Essentials: Game QA & Testing. Cengage Learning. p. 99. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "TechExcel's DevPlan". Dr. Dobb's: The World of Software Development. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "East Bay Business Times Names TechExcel to "50 Fastest Growing Private Companies" List". allBusiness.com. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "iRely Streamlines Service Operations in Less Than 90 Days with TechExcel ServiceWise". Digital Journal. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Look what 2011 washed in: New products and a new focus on agile for ALM in 2011". Software Development Times. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "The SD Times 100 2011: They write the songs". Software Development Times. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Products & Product Management Categories – 2009 Honorees". American Business Awards. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Awards for TechExcel". TechExcel. Retrieved 22 January 2012.