We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable features are stability and ease of use."
"We audit once a year for our ChangeMan access, accurate financial programs, and all of that. Auditors really love ChangeMan for how easy it is to get through and how tight the security is on it. Our internal auditors, external auditors, and SOX editors love this solution. We're in the healthcare business, so HIPAA regulations and all such things are a big deal, and this makes all that really simple."
"Scalability is great. It has absolutely met every need for us so far. We do have some concurrent development paths and we're able to flexibly assign variables. At the same time, our skeletons assemble where we want them to, so the scalability is very good."
"I would like to have better integration with other products."
"As such, there's nothing wrong with the product. It is great, but there are small things that can be better to make it much more friendly. The way you navigate through fields can be improved. If I'm going to stage a component over something that exists and that I've created in another library, and I want to pull it in and write it over what I've got there in my package, I've got to type in that data set name every time. That can be aggravating. It is not a big deal. The way things are sorted can also be improved. If you're doing a delete of a bunch of components, you can't sort those out by type or anything. Some things are just standard, and you can't look at them in a way that would be helpful."
"I would like to see them enable parallel development for online. It's available now for batch stuff on the mainframe. Jenkins, IBM, and Rocket all supposedly already have safe and workable version of Git for the mainframe. With that in mind, we need to know where our feature is."
"It's on a yearly basis. I am not aware of any additional costs."
CA Endevor Software Change Manager is ranked 3rd in Software Configuration Management with 1 review while Serena ChangeMan ZMF is ranked 6th in Software Configuration Management with 2 reviews. CA Endevor Software Change Manager is rated 9.0, while Serena ChangeMan ZMF is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of CA Endevor Software Change Manager writes "Stable, easy to use, effective for source code management in a mainframe environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Serena ChangeMan ZMF writes "It simplifies things and has tight security but needs better technical support and a few enhancements". CA Endevor Software Change Manager is most compared with Compuware ISPW, CA Harvest Software Change Manager, IBM Engineering Workflow Management and IBM Rational ClearCase, whereas Serena ChangeMan ZMF is most compared with Compuware ISPW, Dimensions CM and IBM Engineering Workflow Management.
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