CollabNet VersionOne, XebiaLabs, and Arxan Technologies have announced their combination and strategic transformation to Digital.ai, a new software company that brings together leaders in business agility, software delivery, and application security into one integrated, intelligent value stream platform.
After the first merge between CollabNet VersionOne and XebiaLabs in January, the new organization has added Arxan Technologies, a security solutions organization, to its portfolio and adopted a new name. Besides the marketing proposition to “provide end-to-end intelligent value stream management, software delivery, and application security in a unified platform”, this operation is mainly motivated by the goals of its owner, TPG Capital (Texas Pacific Group), to reduce the main costs of software vendors: marketing and sales. Collabnet and VersionOne merged in 2017, but haven’t really integrated any product since. Its product portfolio contains currently two Agile products: VersionOne and VS (Value Stream). There is few positive impact for VersionOne customers with this merger that will surely see a slower product evolution in the future, as it is always the case when finance becomes more important than product development in tools vendors’ companies.