CA Endevor Software Change Manager Review

Defines test, pre-production and production environments. There is no concept of application and version management of these applications.


What is most valuable?

  • Adaptable to respond to all customer needs: It is configuration management software. It retains all the components of a computer system. The entire application fabrication process is described in Endevor. It specifically defines all environments: testing environment, pre-production and production. The components follow the manufacturing process that are to be kept in the production reference.
  • History and components of application protection

How has it helped my organization?

  • Traceability and the history of changes in applications
  • Monitoring and consistency in the application development process, from development to production implementation
  • The ease of the backspace

What needs improvement?

This software is made to keep the components' and change history. There is no concept of application and version management of these applications. It is in this area that it could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution since 1997 in several companies with mainframes (banking, insurance, and pension funds).

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were malfunctions in earlier versions. The software has been stable in recent years.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is correct.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not previously use a different solution.

What about the implementation team?

Implementation requires a good level of knowledge and expertise.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The license price is high, so big companies with a large information system can have this software.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I only know of three types of software that meet our needs. Endevor is the most widespread in France. LCM is not available in France.

What other advice do I have?

It is a very good choice, but it requires a good level of knowledge to implement. Call on experienced people to implement it.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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