Anonymous UserMainframe Architect at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable features are stability and ease of use."
"The visual ability to see potential downstream impacts to changes being made assists our developers in understanding the impact associated with their change."
"It does our CICS NEWCOPYs and our Db2 binds for us, whereas before, that was a manual process. It takes a lot of the workload off of the operations folks and off the DBAs."
"We had parallel development before, but the way ISPW implements it is better. It has more control and oversight of the process, whereas before, it was like the Wild West. Everybody could have their own package with their own version of the component in it... ISPW is constantly aware of it. It notifies when someone else is using or has a different version of that component."
"I would like to have better integration with other products."
"Better discussions to identify inventory prior to the start of any migration would be helpful for potential clients that have applications with code that is not modified often."
"One thing I would really like to see some improvement on is the promotion diagnostic messages. It invokes utilities "under the covers" to copy components, and it does not echo back any of the error messages from those utilities."
"There are some features that are not well documented, so documentation could use a little help, on things like setting up deployment and which structures in the database correspond to which tables."
"I like the seat-based licensing much more than MSU-based licensing, and that the cost has been competitive."
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A modern, end-to-end Agile source code management, release automation and deployment automation tool that enables mainframe application developers at all skill levels to fulfill business requirements, optimize code quality, and improve developer productivity through mainframe DevOps. With ISPW, developers can:
CA Endevor Software Change Manager is ranked 4th in Software Configuration Management with 1 review while Compuware ISPW is ranked 2nd in Software Configuration Management with 2 reviews. CA Endevor Software Change Manager is rated 9.0, while Compuware ISPW is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of CA Endevor Software Change Manager writes "Stable, easy to use, effective for source code management in a mainframe environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Compuware ISPW writes "Does our CICS NEWCOPYs and Db2 binds, reducing operations and DBA workloads". CA Endevor Software Change Manager is most compared with Serena ChangeMan ZMF, IBM Engineering Workflow Management, CA Harvest Software Change Manager and IBM Rational ClearCase, whereas Compuware ISPW is most compared with Serena ChangeMan ZMF, IBM Engineering Workflow Management and IBM Rational Synergy.
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