CA Harvest Software Change Manager Overview

CA Harvest Software Change Manager is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Software Configuration Management tools. It is most often compared to CA Endevor Software Change Manager: CA Harvest Software Change Manager vs CA Endevor Software Change Manager

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.

CA Harvest Software Change Manager is also known as CA Harvest SCM, CA Software Change Manager.

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Gerrie Robbetze
IT Specialist at First Rand Bank Ltd.
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Aug 5, 2018
The ability to give our teams functionality from a control perspective, allowing them to decide how they want to implement the tool, is valuable

What is our 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.

How has it helped 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.).

What is most valuable?

The ability to give our teams functionality from a control perspective, allowing them to decide how they want to implement the tool, is valuable.

What needs 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.

For how long have I used the

AppSysEng293
Application Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Mar 10, 2017
This is the most difficult SCM tool I’ve ever used.

What other advice do I have?

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it_user558207
Enhancement Engineer at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Vendor
Dec 28, 2016
It helps us identify where our source code is in the lifecycle. Managing polar requests for code reviews is difficult.

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) is the tool that should be researched and looked at. One word of advice is that CA is coming up with a new product called Unified Source Control. It provides an architecture that allows your developers to work with whatever tools they want, but in the backend, it uses CA Mainframe Software Manager (CA SCM). When looking for a vendor, the thing that I really look for is enterprise support. We've worked with a couple small companies, and support has been…
it_user354771
IT Architect Specialist/Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Dec 11, 2015
It supports and helps implement our change management process, although it's challenged when multiple users and developers submit code changes.

What other advice do I have?

Pick it if it fits your needs. If you have an environment where your development workforce is controlled, it's contained, and you want higher change management, then Harvest definitely seems like the way to go.
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