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John Cresson
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Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 18 2018

What is most valuable?

The product is good. I don't really want to minimize this into listing out what features of this product; the product on the whole is totally a great product.

How has it helped my organization?

As much as coding of a program is required to improve an organization, it is also necessary that you have the ability to walk through the code, and make sure the code does what you really expect it to do. So as much as the code is important for my organization, debugging that code is also important… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This question probably goes beyond my time in this organization. This is one of the handful of tools available to develop code, or capture issue logs. I don't know what other challenges that have been faced by anybody else to make sure this is the right product. Ever since I've been involved, we… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use it to go through the code. InterTest is also bundled with SymDump. We see this as a bundle. They are always together for us. So InterTest is used for debugging process, walking through the code, checking data conditions and code flow. SymDump is used for the fact, after a problem occurs… more»
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Senior Systems Programmer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 24 2018

What is most valuable?

The line by line debugger of program logic for COBOL programs. It allows you to do as much testing as you're required to do, to pretty much guarantee that when a program goes into production it's as error-free as possible. None of them are… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Programmers can verify their changes more quickly, identify any kind of logic mistakes in the program more quickly.

What needs improvement?

I don't see how it can be improved. It's fine just the way it is.

What other advice do I have?

It's good. It serves its purpose and it's pretty dependable. I gave it a 10 out of 10 because it gets installed and we don't have very many issues with it. If we did have an issue with it, and I can't work with the program to resolve it… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It was here when I started, with the person that was mostly supporting it and installing it, so I had no choice. It's just what product we use.


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CA InterTest Batch helps you deliver quality applications quickly and can improve application stability by preventing errors before they occur.

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