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Alex Karnovsky
Consultant
CEO at DrAlex Software
Sep 04 2017

What is most valuable?

Rational ClearCase is a tool for software configuration management (SCM). Once it hit the market in early 1990s, it was a revolutionary tool. One of the most remarkable features were dynamic views, which enabled viewing different versions of a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before ClearCase, there was essentially no configuration management, and a developer often did not know which version of the product was most recent, what was delivered to what client and on what version were his colleagues working. Imagine a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

There was no previous solution.
Anonymous User
Real User
ClearCase and engineering tools administrator at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 26 2017

What is most valuable?

I really appreciate the MultiSite feature. It is important to us due to the global nature of our company. My team supports… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For years, it was the only solution for a global organization.

What needs improvement?

Platform support could be improved.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

ClearCase is not cheap. However, it has global support behind it. Generally, once you have "enough" floating licenses, you… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

My team, at the time, used TrueChange. Other teams used other tools, like SVN and Perforce. ClearCase was the global tool… more»

What other advice do I have?

Examine your needs. Once you decide to go with it, get training before setting up the infrastructure (servers, storage).
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Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Manager of Infrastructure at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Our organization has loose guidelines, which are interpreted and enforced in varying levels across business units and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It enabled traceability where we needed to meet regulatory compliance.

What needs improvement?

* UI * Performance * Global availability

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Go with a SaaS if you're able and use a vendor like CloudOne.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used SVN and SourceSafe. We switched for compliance reasons.

What other advice do I have?

Look for a more modern product. Your suppliers and developers will be happier.

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What is IBM Rational ClearCase?

IBM Rational ClearCase is an enterprise-grade configuration management system that provides controlled access to software assets, including requirements, design documents, models, test plans and test results. It be can be integrated with other IBM solutions, including IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational ClearQuest, IBM Rational Asset Manager and IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software.

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Rational ClearCase
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