IBM Rational ClearCase Review

Allowed us to set a centralized guideline for our development teams. The UI and performance need improvement.


What is most valuable?

Our organization has loose guidelines, which are interpreted and enforced in varying levels across business units and technology initiatives. The features allowed us to:

  • Meet requirements for SOX
  • Set a centralized guideline for our development teams

How has it helped my organization?

It enabled traceability where we needed to meet regulatory compliance.

What needs improvement?

  • UI
  • Performance
  • Global availability

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not had any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not had any scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is OK.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used SVN and SourceSafe. We switched for compliance reasons.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was straightforward.

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

Go with a SaaS if you're able and use a vendor like CloudOne.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At the time, there were open source and Microsoft options.

What other advice do I have?

Look for a more modern product. Your suppliers and developers will be happier.

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