BRISBANE, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CollabNet® ( www.collab.net), the global leader for Enterprise Cloud Development, today announced that Cardinal Health, Inc. – one of the world's largest healthcare services companies – has selected its TeamForge ALM platform to support its enterprise software development initiatives around the globe. Cardinal Health selected TeamForge to replace its legacy platform. TeamForge provides the flexibility and integration capabilities Cardinal Health wants to adopt and use a wider range of both commercial and open source tools. "Cost-effective cloud solutions for software development organizations with complex projects are now a baseline requirement for companies in healthcare and many other industries," said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO for CollabNet. "TeamForge provides the detailed, traceable and documented accountability organizations like Cardinal Health need to better manage software development and remain nimble in the market." More information about TeamForge is available at www.collab.net/products/teamforge "Cardinal Health is committed to driving efficiencies in the healthcare supply chain, and developing quality software is essential to both our internal business operations and the services we deliver to customers," said Andy Hoover, director, enterprise information technology for Cardinal Health. "CollabNet's TeamForge platform will enable our development teams to work more efficiently and collaboratively, both in the cloud and within the desktop IDE environment of choice, to create better software, faster." Cardinal Health has more than 500 globally dispersed employees and contractors – including software developers, product and project managers, quality assurance engineers and development managers – who will use TeamForge through a hybrid deployment model. It selected TeamForge for its flexible, open and collaborative architecture that allows teams to work within on-premise and/or cloud-based environments quickly and within a consistent management infrastructure. TeamForge leads to lower cost of operations as it is able to scale to thousands of developers with very few additional resources. Its social and intuitive graphical user experience increase collaboration, code re-use and productivity across all development teams.