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Assembla Assembles Assembla Portfolio

Distributed Agile process player Assembla has announced the release of Assembla Portfolio, an offering based on its own 'Workspaces' product, which the company says is used by over ten thousand distributed teams for developer collaboration on project-related knowledge.

Packaged as a private branded portal for larger enterprises, core functions are built around centralized user management across an unlimited number of projects and support for consolidated reporting.

Assembla works on the basis that public portfolios are free — while private portfolios are billed based on the number of users. Promising "real-time" visibility into team activity, the tool itself can be customized with project templates and bespoke configurations.

"It improves maintainability by capturing project tasks, documentation, discussion, and code in one place. It expands the number of teams that can be included by offering a choice of workflows and repository types," said Assembla in a press statement.

The company specifies its product enhancements as follows:

  • Unlimited spaces and projects
  • All Assembla Workspace tools including repositories, ticketing, and collaboration
  • Branded portal with a distinct URL, header, users, and project templates
  • Centralized user management
  • Consolidated reporting on user activity and outstanding tasks
  • Consolidated time and billing reports
  • Can be set up in as little as 60 seconds. 

Assembla has a mere 35 employees in 12 countries. Despite this, the company's offering shows evidence of Agile developer community power when coalesced.

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