Compuware Reviews

Anonymous User
Real User
Systems Programmer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Nov 01 2018

What is most valuable?

* Modernized development portal * Helps reduce the learning curve for younger people coming in to work on the platform

How has it helped my organization?

It has been an optional feature. It hasn't been very heavily used, so I don't really have a concrete example of how it has improved our organization. We are trying to ramp it up as... more»

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

In terms of pricing, there isn't an extra charge for the parts of it we use. It comes with the licenses we purchased for other products, so no complaints there. The licensing is... more»

What other advice do I have?

Focus a lot on user training, anything you can do to enhance the user learning and utilization of it. It is a switch from traditional mainframe tools, so it does take time to work... more»
Jason Shewbert
Real User
Lead Mainframe Systems Programming Analyst at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 14 2018

What is most valuable?

The most important features are the file editing and browsing features. They are essential to an application developer;... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's helping onboard application developers who might be new to the mainframe environment. Whether they're interns or... more»

What needs improvement?

The area for improvement is related to the testing tools that are available for unit testing or acceptance testing. I... more»

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

Topaz Workbench is included in our Enterprise Agreement. They've been great as far as letting us deploy it to as many... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Topaz is the only Eclipse-based developer solution that we've had at UPS.

What other advice do I have?

Pay attention to the installation of those back-end products. Topaz leverages the features and functions of a lot of... more»
Christian R
Real User
Support for Development Teams on Mainframe at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 30 2018

What is most valuable?

* The plugin ISPW integrated into Eclipse is a really valuable functionality for developers who already use it. It helps to have quick access to the components, to see versions,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* It helps us with the changing of SCM and ALM products, and also to change the life cycle including two branches. Of course, it's still a recent migration, so we are still in... more»

What needs improvement?

* The ISPW plugin could be improved to add some functionality which is already in ISPF panels and not in the plugin. * It could also be improved to better help the developer manage... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used LCM: Life Cycle Manager (ASG: Allen Software Group). We changed production because the support and evolution of the product were in risk and because it was not available in... more»

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