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“Building smart software is a collective project. Like climbing a mountain together.”
As a French company in the Alps, we definitely know about mountains. But, mostly, we know about the power of agile and effective software engineering.

Who we are

Digital transformation changes how companies create value. Value is now software-driven ; and quality software development is the key in that (r)evolution. This was precisely the starting point of Enalean.

Enalean is the software provider of Tuleap tool. With our roots in software engineering in critical industrial environments, we believe that innovation is the result of collective intelligence strengthened by technology.

Since 10 years, we made our goal to help companies in their digital and agile transformation. Our mission is to provide technology teams the most effective and flexible tools that enable them build smart software-driven products, where quality is not an option.

We partner with leading companies in many industrial verticals: automotive, semiconductor, defense, space, medical devices and all embedded systems. 

Enalean enters the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Agile Planning tools

Our story

Enalean is managed by former Software Development and Delivery Managers from large industrial companies who have faced the same challenges you are probably facing. In other terms, they do understand what you’re going through ; they have experienced the same.


They have created Enalean to bring people the solutions they would have loved to find on the market. This way, they have designed a disruptive business model, based on open source and especially high-grade business services relying on trust. They have developed an agile tool highly customizable by the teams themselves and invented a new offer, called Tuleap Open Roadmap™, based on Open Innovation, Agility and DevOps where clients are at the heart.

Laurent Charles

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CEO and co-founder of Enalean, Laurent Charles is not a newbie in the tech world.
During his 16 years in IT Delivery working at a Forbes 100 company, he implemented software development practices to make teams more productive and collaborative. He actively promotes the Open Source culture and libre communities to increase innovation and efficiency. As the CEO and co-founder of Enalean and Tuleap, he works every day to help organizations turn their software into a competitive advantage.

Manuel Vacelet

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As CTO of Enalean and Tuleap product owner within Enalean, Manuel’s mission is to keep Enalean’s tech team happy. This means providing our developers and other tech staffers with a challenging and rewarding work environment guided by a single philosophy: to be accountable to our customers in everything we do. Spending much of his workday reviewing code, he also dabbles in systems administration, continuous integration, and other software-engineering tasks.

A company and a tool for a major leap forward

Enalean = Enable + Lean 

As for the name of the company, it comes from Laurent Charles, CEO of Enalean. Two words stood out as the creating process was on: enable and lean. Laurent always believed in the “lean approach” – focusing on creating more value for customers – which became the cornerstone of the company.
He also was convinced that making software shouldn’t be complicated. As a software enthusiast, he wanted to “enable” other software enthusiasts like him to innovate through technology the easiest way possible.

Enalean people

Tuleap = to Leap 

The name “Tuleap” was born when Manuel Vacelet, co-founder and CTO of Enalean, visited a local florist, stumbled upon a bouquet of tulips and thought: “What an inspiring flower, bright and blooming as a fresh impetus”. Just like a tulip, software craftsmen seem to blossom – from ideas and creativity.
More than a visual representation, when we say “tulip”, we hear “to leap”, and that’s exactly our vision: to help you take the leap towards your goals.

Our values

Lean and agile

Both in our software development process and in our customer relationships. Main focus on final users, flexible to change, regular iterations, prototyping. This is 3x more successful.

Open innovation

The best way to boost creativity is to stay open: sharing stories with others, sparking new ideas, collaborating on open source code… We encourage our customers to meet, exchange and pool resources.

Long-term thinking

The culture of change has taught us that success never happens overnight. All our actions are considered for the long term, for you, as for us. We support teams and organizations in their transformation, for lasting success.

Office locations


Enalean Headquarter – 87 avenue de Chambéry – 73230 FR-Saint Alban-Leysse


Enalean R&D Office – 38920 FR-Crolles


Enalean Suisse – Avenue Gratta-Paille 2 CH-1018 Lausanne

We would be happy to hear from you