Compare CA Endevor Software Change Manager vs. Compuware ISPW

CA Endevor Software Change Manager is ranked 1st in Software Configuration Management with 2 reviews while Compuware ISPW is ranked 3rd in Software Configuration Management with 3 reviews. CA Endevor Software Change Manager is rated 9.6, while Compuware ISPW is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of CA Endevor Software Change Manager writes "Enables us to know the exact source code associated with a given executable". 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 Compuware ISPW, Serena ChangeMan ZMF and IBM Engineering Workflow Management, whereas Compuware ISPW is most compared with CA Endevor Software Change Manager, Serena ChangeMan ZMF and IBM Engineering Workflow Management. See our CA Endevor Software Change Manager vs. Compuware ISPW report.
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It puts all our source in one product. We know where to go to gather all our source code and which source is associated with which executable. It's a one-stop-shop, one place to go for everything.The developers can very easily see what has changed on a particular piece of source code or a program, and others can look at that as well so they can coordinate their changes. It makes it much easier to promote a piece of code up to production.

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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.

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One feature of Endevor is its Backout feature. If there is a problem, it can back out the executables. The only problem with that is that it will not back out the source in Endevor. For example, you can do a back out and it will back out the executable to the previous version, but it doesn't back out the source version in Endevor. It would make it much better if when you did a back out of Endevor, it would back out both the source and the executable and keep them in sync.

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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.

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I like the seat-based licensing much more than MSU-based licensing, and that the cost has been competitive.

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Also Known As
Endevor Software Change Manager, CA Software Change Manager for Mainframe, CA Endevor SCM
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Overview
CA Endevor Software Change Manager (CA Endevor SCM) is the most widely used change management software for the mainframe environment. It can automate your entire development process, adapting to your specific business requirements and helping ensure consistency and complete control. Integration with IBM Rational Developer for System z can improve productivity, accelerate time-to-delivery and ensure the auditability of all programmer activities. Eclipse-ready, CA Endevor SCM helps shorten the learning curve for application developers. It provides your team with business-driven, customizable lifecycle paths and automated version control to protect your software assets and help maintain application integrity.

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:

  • Easily perform concurrent development to support Agile Development practices
  • Leverage Jenkins plugins to manage code throughout the lifecycle
  • Use REST APIs to automatically connect mainframe applications into modern DevOps toolchains
  • Collaborate with other developers through features like alerts when another programmer has checked out code
  • See versions of a program at multiple points in the development cycle to prevent incorrect overlaying and ensure smooth code integration
  • Access an intuitive relationship visualization that guides users to failure points
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Blue Hill Data Services Inc.
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Financial Services Firm56%
Insurance Company15%
Healthcare Company9%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Financial Services Firm41%
Software R&D Company26%
Insurance Company11%
Comms Service Provider5%
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