Customers

Customers need to manage application lifecycle in an easy and efficient way

Customers all over the world rely on TeamCompanion to help them managing various aspects of application lifecycle. Familiar Outlook user interface and rich TFS features guarantee increase in productivity and collaboration for every application project stakeholder.

What our users say about TeamCompanion

  • TeamCompanion brings even more 'team-ness' into Team Foundation Server. By tying Outlook with TFS, TeamCompanion bridges the collaboration of stakeholder and development worlds. It’s a great idea.

    Sam Guckenheimer
    Group Product Planner, Visual Studio Product Line

  • Collaboration is the heart of a Team's success. TeamCompanion has done a brilliant job at bringing together the power of Team System and Outlook. TeamCompanion is a MUST HAVE for every Team Foundation user - its just that simple!

    Joel Semeniuk
    RD, Team System MVP

  • A must-have tool for everyone who works heavily with Work Items in TFS. Finally you have e-mail and work item communication in one tool and you can use Outlooks rich grouping and searching capabilities to organize your work items as well.

    Neno Loje
    Visual Studio ALM MVP

  • We are very happy we found this tool from Ekobit. It is the perfect solution, as it solves many problems, starting with the missing HTML feature (that even TFS 2010 did not solve). It beautifully integrates e-mail and Outlook with Team Foundation Server and that makes TeamCompanion the single best thing you can do to improve your project communication with developers and clients.

    Adam Cogan
    MS ALM MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, SSW

  • My job, like many others, require me to use both Outlook and Team Foundation Server. Team Companion breaks down the walls between Outlook and TFS, by providing a nice, seamless integration. To put it simply, it saves me time … several times a day. Love it!

    Gregg Boer
    Principal Program Manager, TFS, Work Item Tracking

  • I have used TeamCompanion 3.0 for about three months now and it has made my interaction with TFS much more productive and pleasant. My favorite feature is the ability to customize the query view in Outlook. For example, I have the view for the “My Work Items” query grouped by state and type. This hierarchal view gives me a better overview of my work items as compared to a flat display. I also like the way TeamCompanion allows me to create and run queries for work items. I personally find query creation more intuitive in TeamCompanion as compared to Visual Studio 2010. I am looking forward to the new agile project management features in Team Companion 4.0.

    Ahmed Chaudhary
    Tech Lead, Dell, Services

  • Part of my job is to train other project managers on how to use TFS, the first thing I tell every one of them to do, is buy TeamCompanion. Its seamless integration with Outlook, Excel and Project saves me precious time each and every day. From creating work items directly from email requests, to creating Outlook appoints directly from a TFS Work Item, to sending the results of a query to an Outlook email, TeamCompanion is the missing link between TFS and Outlook. I saw ROI on TeamCompanion after just 1 day!

    Brian Cronin
    Partner, Senior Project Manager, Hedgehog Dev. LLC

  • As an ALM consultant that has implemented TFS for many teams over the years, I can tell you that Ekobit’s Team Companion makes the collaboration simple; it’s a mature product that I recommend frequently. Most of my clients already use Outlook and Ekobit has been quick to respond to new versions of Outlook and TFS with an intuitive user interface and features that make it clear that they understand users’ needs. Regardless of the methodology you use, you will find value from Team Companion as you create items in TFS right from emails instead of having to copy and paste them into TFS. You’ll also be able to organize and review your work queues without switching to the browser or another tool. You’ll love it too!

    Ryan Riehle
    ALM Practice, Senior Consultant, InCycle Software

Case Studies

KDD uses TeamCompanion and TFS

Established in 1995, Central Securities Clearing Corporation Ljubljana (hereinafter referred to as KDD d. d.) provides central securities custody services, clearance and settlement of securities transactions and maintenance of the central registry of holders of dematerialized securities in Slovenia. KDD's founders and shareholders are banks, stockbroking firms, fund management companies, government funds and issuers. The company's key issue before this implementation was the lack of an automated development process. The lack of a unified development environment and appropriate tools reduced the productivity and efficiency of the entire development team. The new solution - a combination of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Team Foundation Server 2010 and TeamCompanion, provided by KDD’s partner Ekobit d.o.o. – ensures that KDD now uses a standardized and optimized Application Lifecycle Management platform. — Read full case study (PDF, 157 KB)

FEi Systems achieves CMMI using TeamCompanion

Already working at capacity, the Web Infrastructure for Treatment Services (WITS) project team at FEi Systems had to meet the stringent requirements for Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) certification with few, if any, additional resources. The team achieved this by optimizing its use of Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, and adopting TeamCompanion from Ekobit to access Team Foundation Server 2010 from Microsoft Outlook 2010—including the ability to easily capture email threads in its project repository. This helped the WITS team to achieve CMMI certification with minimal effort and disruption. Moreover, the team’s efforts over the past 18 months have also delivered a 15 to 20 percent increase in productivity, improved visibility into project status, end-to-end traceability, and the capacity to support additional business growth with existing resources. — Read full case study (, )