This week, a post by PRWeb, an online news distributor, reported that Sprint (News - Alert).ly, a software development outfit based out of Portland, Ore., has merged with Boulder-based Quick Left, a consulting agency of technologists and designers specializing in UI/UX design. The goal for both companies is to collaborate and focus on developing software with 'agile next-gen analytics' tools to improve user experience design practices into agile processes.
Joining forces will allow the two businesses to focus on more enterprise-focused products with B2B SaaS applications: Quick Left software will be developed using Sprint.ly’s software development capabilities. Ingrid Alongi, Quick Left's founder and chief executive, says coming together will help boost Quick Left's brand recognition. She also explains how the synergy between the Quick Left Product team (the developers) and Sprint.ly flagship product, the Agile, B2B SaaS (News - Alert) application tool platform for software development, will facilitate the expansion of the company’s footprint into Portland and San Francisco.
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The merger will have Quick Left Consulting under the management of CEO Matt Work, former chief strategy officer (CSO) of Sprint.ly. As for Alongi, she will continue to serve as the CEO of the consulting operations in software engineering excellence.
At this time, there are no plans to modify the name, branding, or existing Sprint.ly features and offerings, affirms Work. He says the movement does not affect Sprint.ly customers or require them to do anything differently; they can still hold on to their SaaS-based software and plan. The merger between Quick Left and Sprint.ly was planned to combine “talented teams who together will build incredibly intuitive, useful and profitable products,” Work explains.
Joining the two companies’ offerings will form a “veritable Voltron” of technologies and methodologies aimed at making developers' lives easier, said Joe Stump, Sprintly's founder and chief executive officer (CEO) who will now join Quick Left as Chief Product Officer (CPO).
The productive relationship vows to facilitate the creation of top notch products for clients, solve development problems (by adding resources and collaborative talent) to deliver higher quality, more transparent, flexible and usable software solutions through collective efforts. Consequently, this offers “more opportunities to build more tools to help agencies to be more productive and manage resources better,” Sprint.ly explains on its website.
To learn more about the merge, you can visit both Quick Left and Sprint.ly websites.