CA Endevor Software Change Manager Review

Versioning and code change tracking are key for us in managing production changes

What is our primary use case?

Software changes and release management.

How has it helped my organization?

It makes production changes much easier to implement, and to recover if there are problems. It has saved us a lot of issues.

What is most valuable?

Versioning, you are able to track changes to code more easily.

Also, it's very flexible. A new technology comes along, this can be multiplied to handle the new technology quite easily.

What needs improvement?

Interfacing with some change control products that are not CA's, it's a little glitchy on the approvals of changes. It requires special needs for the users for approvals, so the user interface for approving changes could be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is a nine out of 10.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is a seven out of 10.

How are customer service and technical support?

Tech support is usually a nine or even a 10 out of 10.

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

I think we had a product that was being discontinued, and we were looking for a product to be able to handle the volume of source we had. We also wanted to be able to easily transition to the new product, one that would require minimal training.

How was the initial setup?

It was pretty straightforward.

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

It's worth the value. The pricing is fairly good, justifiable for the return on investment.

Licensing is fairly simple, you don't need multiple licenses.

What other advice do I have?

I think it's a good tool. There are similar products out there that you might want to get now with a GUI interface. Right now, this product is mostly green screen - we use the mainframe product - so I think it would be advantageous for other companies to use a GUI product.

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