Serena ChangeMan ZMF Overview

Serena ChangeMan ZMF is the #7 ranked solution in our list of top Software Configuration Management tools. It is most often compared to CA Endevor Software Change Manager: Serena ChangeMan ZMF vs CA Endevor Software Change Manager

What is Serena ChangeMan ZMF?
Change management solutions that tackle the complexity of developing, deploying and maintaining software applications.

Serena ChangeMan ZMF is also known as ChangeMan ZMF.

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Serena ChangeMan ZMF Customers
SPTS Technologies, Generali France, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH), Kutxa-Vital-Banco Madrid, Space and Naval Warfare Information Technology Center (SPAWAR ITC)
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What users are saying about Serena ChangeMan ZMF pricing:
  • "It's on a yearly basis. I am not aware of any additional costs."

Serena ChangeMan ZMF Reviews

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Compliance Manager at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
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Dec 3, 2020
It simplifies things and has tight security but needs better technical support and a few enhancements

What is our primary use case?

Mainframe developers are users of it. They create their JCO and programs. They do their own compiles and all that stuff. We also have distributed applications. They submit the JCO to our code migration group, and they build the dock line, the JCL, to run through a middle piece network of the stone branch. So, mainframe developers are hands-on users, but distributed developers are not.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

I tell people who are new to the product and who are starting to use it that instead of going through all different panels, there are multiple ways to do the same thing. Whether it's adding components to packages, staging them, or something else, you can do it all from the list option five once that package is created and it is at a good central location. The processes are important. Don't ad hoc anything, and make sure you follow the rules because ChangeMan has a baseline. I can go out and update something in the production library, and it will be there, but I got to do it through ChangeMan…
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