CA Endevor Software Change Manager Review
Time-submitted packages allow for silent, off-hours installs into production.


What is most valuable?

  • Version tracking
  • Footprinting
  • ACM
  • Admin tools (build SCL)

How has it helped my organization?

Time-submitted packages allow for silent, off-hours installs into production.

What needs improvement?

I find the ISPF interface to be lacking. It seems like you have to navigate to a lot of different screens to work with the same element.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for 20+ years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did not have stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not have scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

On a scale of 1-10, I would say technical support is a 7. First-level of support often comes back with answers that are obviously incorrect or not relevant. Luckily, we don't have many issues.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had Changeman on one of our mainframes. We migrated to Endevor for the cost savings and also for consistency in our SCM. Endevor was our choice between the two.

How was the initial setup?

I find setup very straightforward. The biggest challenge we had when converting was replicating the compile options. The load module analyzer only looks at link options. It would be nice if it also looked at compile options.

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

I'm not involved with pricing or licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Changeman.

What other advice do I have?

I think it's the best SCM I've used and would definitely recommend it.

Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.

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