Compare Compuware ISPW vs. IBM Rational ClearQuest

Compuware ISPW is ranked 5th in Software Configuration Management with 3 reviews while IBM Rational ClearQuest is ranked 4th in Software Configuration Management with 1 review. Compuware ISPW is rated 8.6, while IBM Rational ClearQuest is rated 9.0. 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 Rational ClearQuest writes "It can be adapted to any process flow". Compuware ISPW is most compared with CA Endevor Software Change Manager, Serena ChangeMan ZMF and IBM Engineering Workflow Management, whereas IBM Rational ClearQuest is most compared with IBM Rational ClearCase, JIRA and IBM Engineering Workflow Management.
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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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The combination of a highly flexible state machine together with a platform independent API enables possibilities to automate many steps that in many systems are manual.It can be adapted to any process flow and easily be integrated with other in-house tools using the ClearQuest API.

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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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Lack of a modern web interface compared to other systems might discourage customers.

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

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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 Rational ClearQuest is a fully customizable database workflow application development and production system. It provides flexible change and defect tracking, customizable processes, near real-time reporting and lifecycle traceability for better visibility and control of the software development lifecycle. IBM Rational ClearQuest provides scalable, multiplatform support to any size organization so you can continue to customize processes as your development needs evolve.

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