HomeAway Selects BigLever to Expand its Web Site Portfolio

BigLever’s Leading-edge Product Line Development Solution Helps HomeAway Meet Critical Business Growth Goals

AUSTIN, Texas - December 11, 2006. - BigLever Software™, a leading provider of software product line development tools and services, today announced that HomeAway, Inc., the worldwide leader for vacation rentals on the Internet, has chosen the BigLever Gears™ product line development solution. BigLever provides the software and expertise that companies need to create, evolve and manage their product line portfolios and meet key business goals.

HomeAway’s corporate vision entails the rapid, global expansion of its online vacation rental listings. As a result, the company faces technical challenges in achieving its aggressive growth goals. “Our business demands more than fast growth – we must achieve steadfast reliability, while delivering new site products and features to an international population of renters, as well as property owners and managers,” said Ross Buhrdorf, chief technology officer of HomeAway. “BigLever allows HomeAway to take an innovative approach to growing our Web site portfolio more aggressively than previously possible.”

HomeAway needed to scale its development capabilities to keep pace with the acquisition of existing Web sites, while producing new site products which include individual brand and company identities, languages, geographic locations, features, and more. As the complexity of its development efforts increased, the company faced challenges in using conventional technologies to build, test, deploy and manage its growing product line.

HomeAway.com selected BigLever’s Gears solution to eliminate the critical barriers common with existing software development technologies. Gears is the industry’s only solution that enables companies to simplify development efforts by engineering their product line as though it is a single system rather than a multitude of products.

“HomeAway.com is poised for great success – and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to help the company realize its goals,” said Charles Krueger, chief executive officer of BigLever Software. “It is also rewarding to see another strong example of the power of a software product line approach for solving business problems across a broad spectrum of industries and business types.”

With BigLever’s Gears, HomeAway.com will significantly reduce its development complexity, streamline and automate its product line production, improve product testing and quality, and simplify the launch of new site products – while maintaining the company’s high reliability standards (99.9% up-time).

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