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Benson Thomas
Real User
Sr. Configuration Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jul 10 2017

What is most valuable?

CA Harvest has been one of our primary version control tools. It has helped us map all of our applications into a version control environment,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us to integrate version control with change management. That has helped us track the application flow across each of our... more»

What needs improvement?

One feature that we are looking for is traceability, and also merging. That is a little cumbersome right now. We have provided our feedback to... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We had been using multiple solutions across our organization, but we wanted to bring in an enterprise solution, which would be common across all... more»

What other advice do I have??

The auditing capability is one aspect that I would really recommend other colleagues to look into, because all the other version control tools... more»
Jonathan Sturdevant
Real User
Enhancement Engineer at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Dec 28 2016

What is most valuable?

CA Mainframe Software Manager provides a great way for us to store our source control. It provides the lifecycle features to identify where our... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit is really around the lifecycle features of the tool. It benefits our organization because it allows us to customize that lifecycle... more»

What needs improvement?

One of my personal favorite source control systems is Git. I've always been a huge fan of it. It is very, very easy to use. Things like GitHub... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were previously using a different solution. We ended up switching because we were out of support of the previous solution and we needed to... more»

What other advice do I have??

If you have a strong desire for lifecycle with your source control management system, then by all means, CA Mainframe Software Manager (CA SCM)... more»
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AppSysEng293
Real User
Application Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 10 2017

What is most valuable?

I appreciate the ability to separate the code by environments.

How has it helped my organization?

We are required to use this, but I personally wouldn’t have chosen it as our SCM of choice.

What needs improvement?

It needs to be simpler. This is the most difficult SCM tool I’ve ever used. It requires me to retrain new hires for... more»

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

Pick another tool if you can

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

In previous companies, I utilized TFS, GitHub, and Tortoise SVN.

What other advice do I have??

Choose another product!
Gerrie Robbetze
User
IT Specialist at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Aug 05 2018

What do you think of CA Harvest Software Change Manager?

Primary Use Case: The company is confidential and this is privileged information. I'm not at liberty to discuss this but we are in the financial services industry. • Improvements to My Organization: We are able to implement proper controls into our software development life cycle. The application is adaptable to which development strategy you use (waterfall, agile etc.). • Valuable Features: The ability to give our teams functionality from a control perspective, allowing them to decide how they want to implement the tool, is valuable. • Room for Improvement: Security features can be improved. Password complexity is not enforced by the tool. Passwords do not expire. User documentation in some cases is vague or is not helpful. • Use of Solution: More than five years.

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What is CA Harvest Software Change Manager?

CA Harvest Software Change Manager (CA Harvest SCM) provides powerful, process-driven capabilities for managing development teams across your enterprise, encompassing multiple platforms and release management tools. This release management software enforces your IT governance policies and corporate compliance initiatives including those defined by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. It also can ensure adherence to your ITIL-based best practices. CA Harvest SCM can help your enterprise simplify the software release management process as well as the development and maintenance of business applications with streamlined workflows and automated source code versioning. This ITIL release management software can optimize your development resources by providing audit, protection and storage of your software assets, and standardized process management and defect tracking.
Also known as
CA Harvest SCM, CA Software Change Manager
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State of New Hampshire, Blue Hill
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