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Pros
"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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"We audit once a year for our ChangeMan access, accurate financial programs, and all of that. Auditors really love ChangeMan for how easy it is to get through and how tight the security is on it. Our internal auditors, external auditors, and SOX editors love this solution. We're in the healthcare business, so HIPAA regulations and all such things are a big deal, and this makes all that really simple.""Scalability is great. It has absolutely met every need for us so far. We do have some concurrent development paths and we're able to flexibly assign variables. At the same time, our skeletons assemble where we want them to, so the scalability is very good."

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Cons
"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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"As such, there's nothing wrong with the product. It is great, but there are small things that can be better to make it much more friendly. The way you navigate through fields can be improved. If I'm going to stage a component over something that exists and that I've created in another library, and I want to pull it in and write it over what I've got there in my package, I've got to type in that data set name every time. That can be aggravating. It is not a big deal. The way things are sorted can also be improved. If you're doing a delete of a bunch of components, you can't sort those out by type or anything. Some things are just standard, and you can't look at them in a way that would be helpful.""I would like to see them enable parallel development for online. It's available now for batch stuff on the mainframe. Jenkins, IBM, and Rocket all supposedly already have safe and workable version of Git for the mainframe. With that in mind, we need to know where our feature is."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"It's on a yearly basis. I am not aware of any additional costs."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: We audit once a year for our ChangeMan access, accurate financial programs, and all of that. Auditors really love ChangeMan for how easy it is to get through and how tight the security is on it. Our… more »
Top Answer: It's on a yearly basis. I am not aware of any additional costs.
Top Answer: As such, there's nothing wrong with the product. It is great, but there are small things that can be better to make it much more friendly. The way you navigate through fields can be improved. If I'm… more »
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Also Known As
IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM ALM), IBM RTC
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Overview

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.

Change management solutions that tackle the complexity of developing, deploying and maintaining software applications.
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Sample Customers
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
SPTS Technologies, Generali France, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH), Kutxa-Vital-Banco Madrid, Space and Naval Warfare Information Technology Center (SPAWAR ITC)
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Manufacturing Company16%
Comms Service Provider13%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm18%
Insurance Company13%
Comms Service Provider11%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise55%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Serena ChangeMan ZMF and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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IBM Engineering Workflow Management is ranked 1st in Software Configuration Management with 3 reviews while Serena ChangeMan ZMF is ranked 5th in Software Configuration Management with 2 reviews. IBM Engineering Workflow Management is rated 7.0, while Serena ChangeMan ZMF is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Engineering Workflow Management writes "Great inbuilt traceability reporting; unfortunately, the solution is heavily vendor dependent". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Serena ChangeMan ZMF writes "It simplifies things and has tight security but needs better technical support and a few enhancements". IBM Engineering Workflow Management is most compared with Jira, CA Endevor Software Change Manager, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Rally Software, whereas Serena ChangeMan ZMF is most compared with CA Endevor Software Change Manager, Compuware ISPW and Dimensions CM. See our IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Serena ChangeMan ZMF report.

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