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Pros
"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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"All of the features work together to provide a powerful holistic solution - from the dashboard all the way through to security.""Work distribution among team members and accountability for completion with a clearer picture.""Traceability reporting is inbuilt and includes all your requirements."

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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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"Some administrative tasks are difficult to perform. These could be simplified.""Teams need clearer pictures of resource availability in charts and dashboards along with plans.""The solution is very heavily vendor dependent."

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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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"Licensing: The solution cost is high and should be brought down to increase competition.""It's an expensive investment to make, so the decision should be driven on individual requirements."

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Top Answer: Traceability reporting is inbuilt and includes all your requirements.
Top Answer: This is not a cheap solution but it does include the standard support that IBM offers through their portal, and the support is good. IBM has multiple licensing models, and there is a floating license… more »
Top Answer: Unfortunately, the solution is very heavily vendor dependent. It requires a strong partnership with IBM, and you rely on them for fixes or access to certain things. There are new fixes all the time… more »
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IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM ALM), IBM RTC
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Overview

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

IBM Engineering Workflow Management manages plans, tasks, the project status and acts as the critical link between required and delivered work. It provides flexibility to adapt to any process, which enables companies to adopt faster release cycles and manage dependencies across both small and complex development projects. This solution offers no-charge server software and flexible pricing models. It becomes a complete IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management solution—when purchased as a set of seamlessly integrated tools: IBM Engineering Workflow Management, IBM Engineering Test Management, and IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next.

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Sample Customers
mBank, Standard Bank
Telstra Corporation, Visteon, Atos SE, Panasonic Automotive Systems, IBM Global Technology Services, CareCore National, JTEKT Corp., ItaÒ BBA, Avea, CACEIS, Danske Bank Group, APIS IT
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm18%
Insurance Company13%
Comms Service Provider12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Manufacturing Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about Compuware ISPW vs. IBM Engineering Workflow Management and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
475,291 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Compuware ISPW is ranked 2nd in Software Configuration Management with 2 reviews while IBM Engineering Workflow Management is ranked 1st in Software Configuration Management with 3 reviews. Compuware ISPW is rated 9.0, while IBM Engineering Workflow Management is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Compuware ISPW writes "Does our CICS NEWCOPYs and Db2 binds, reducing operations and DBA workloads". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Engineering Workflow Management writes "Great inbuilt traceability reporting; unfortunately, the solution is heavily vendor dependent". Compuware ISPW is most compared with CA Endevor Software Change Manager, Serena ChangeMan ZMF and IBM Rational Synergy, whereas IBM Engineering Workflow Management is most compared with Jira, CA Endevor Software Change Manager, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Rally Software and codeBeamer ALM. See our Compuware ISPW vs. IBM Engineering Workflow Management report.

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