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"One of the features that the developers like is that they can retrieve what they need with the tool. They don't have to go through some process or request something be done by another team. They can get the programs they need, compile them, retrieve the JCL and alter the JCL if they need to, and put these programs wherever they need to go for their testing.""It does our CICS NEWCOPYs and our Db2 binds for us, whereas before, that was a manual process. It takes a lot of the workload off of the operations folks and off the DBAs.""We had parallel development before, but the way ISPW implements it is better. It has more control and oversight of the process, whereas before, it was like the Wild West. Everybody could have their own package with their own version of the component in it... ISPW is constantly aware of it. It notifies when someone else is using or has a different version of that component."

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"Work distribution among team members and accountability for completion with a clearer picture.""Good for managing stories, sprints, hydration and releases.""Traceability reporting is inbuilt and includes all your requirements."

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"There are some features that are not well documented, so documentation could use a little help, on things like setting up deployment and which structures in the database correspond to which tables.""When you're setting up the parameters for how ISPW will work in your shop, there are a lot of questions that have to be answered... BMC Compuware should have more in-depth explanations about what the choices in each question mean. If you pick A, what does that mean has to happen? What does that impact? If you pick B, what does that mean? What does that impact?""One thing I would really like to see some improvement on is the promotion diagnostic messages. It invokes utilities "under the covers" to copy components, and it does not echo back any of the error messages from those utilities."

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"Teams need clearer pictures of resource availability in charts and dashboards along with plans.""Lacks ability to customize and reporting can be slow.""The solution is very heavily vendor dependent."

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  • "I like the seat-based licensing much more than MSU-based licensing, and that the cost has been competitive."
  • "The price point is great."
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  • "Licensing: The solution cost is high and should be brought down to increase competition."
  • "It's an expensive investment to make, so the decision should be driven on individual requirements."
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    Good for managing stories, sprints, hydration and releases.
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    This is not a cheap solution but it does include the standard support that IBM offers through their portal, and the support is good. IBM has multiple licensing models, and there is a floating license… more »
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    One of the downfalls of this product is that we are not able to customize it for our specific requirements. I'm not sure whether that's an issue with the product or with the company's implementation.
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    IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM ALM), IBM RTC
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    A modern, end-to-end Agile source code management, release automation and deployment automation tool that enables mainframe application developers at all skill levels to fulfill business requirements, optimize code quality, and improve developer productivity through mainframe DevOps. With ISPW, developers can:

    • Easily perform concurrent development to support Agile Development practices
    • Leverage Jenkins plugins to manage code throughout the lifecycle
    • Use REST APIs to automatically connect mainframe applications into modern DevOps toolchains
    • Collaborate with other developers through features like alerts when another programmer has checked out code
    • See versions of a program at multiple points in the development cycle to prevent incorrect overlaying and ensure smooth code integration
    • Access an intuitive relationship visualization that guides users to failure points

    IBM Engineering Workflow Management manages plans, tasks, the project status and acts as the critical link between required and delivered work. It provides flexibility to adapt to any process, which enables companies to adopt faster release cycles and manage dependencies across both small and complex development projects. This solution offers no-charge server software and flexible pricing models. It becomes a complete IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management solution—when purchased as a set of seamlessly integrated tools: IBM Engineering Workflow Management, IBM Engineering Test Management, and IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next.

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    Sample Customers
    mBank, Standard Bank
    Telstra Corporation, Visteon, Atos SE, Panasonic Automotive Systems, IBM Global Technology Services, CareCore National, JTEKT Corp., ItaÒ BBA, Avea, CACEIS, Danske Bank Group, APIS IT
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Insurance Company11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm43%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company11%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Compuware ISPW is ranked 4th in Software Configuration Management with 2 reviews while IBM Engineering Workflow Management is ranked 1st in Software Configuration Management with 3 reviews. Compuware ISPW is rated 9.0, while IBM Engineering Workflow Management is rated 5.6. The top reviewer of Compuware ISPW writes "Tracks code during the change process so that more than one group could have code checked out for change. ISPW provides this tracking info real time helping move toward a more Agile environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Engineering Workflow Management writes "Great inbuilt traceability reporting; unfortunately, the solution is heavily vendor dependent". Compuware ISPW is most compared with CA Endevor Software Change Manager and Serena ChangeMan ZMF, whereas IBM Engineering Workflow Management is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, CA Endevor Software Change Manager, codeBeamer ALM and TFS.

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