CA Software Change Manager r12 Helps Prevent Business Disruptions by Managing Software Change from Request to Release

ISLANDIA, N.Y.–([1])–

News Facts

  • CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) today announced a new release of CA
    Software Change Manager
    [2] to help organizations better manage and
    control globally distributed software change initiatives, from request
    to release. By integrating CA Software Change Manager r12 with CA
    Clarity
    [3], CA
    Service Desk Manager
    [4] and CA
    Software Delivery
    [5], CA offers customers the ability to streamline
    software and operational change management processes and more quickly
    respond to changing business opportunities and demands.
  • CA Software Change Manager r12 (formerly known as CA Harvest Change
    Manager) is designed to support IPv6 and FIPS 140-2, and includes more
    than 200 process and functionality enhancements such as a completely
    new developers interface and modern
    development environment. Integrated software change and build
    management are designed to result in higher quality applications and
    faster deployment cycles.
  • According to Enterprise Management Associates, more than 60 percent of
    all critical system and application outages are caused by
    inappropriate change. An integrated solution of CA Software Change
    Manager with CA Service Desk Manager and CA Software Delivery helps
    organizations prioritize and quickly deliver the right changes with a
    clear understanding of service dependencies. This helps minimize
    service interruptions and optimize application maintenance costs.
  • Organizations managing application portfolios with CA Clarity and
    managing software change with CA Software Change Manager benefit from
    the integration as they can better manage release projects with
    greater confidence that the right governance processes are in-place
    and projects are delivered on time.
  • This release is one of 10 new and enhanced Enterprise IT Management
    (EITM) and Governance solutions CA
    has announced today
    [6] to help organizations address IT management
    issues intensified by todays challenging
    economy by better adapting to change, capitalizing on new
    opportunities and controlling costs.
  • New Features Help Prevent Business Disruptions:

    • New Developer Workbench – The new Eclipse-based,
      full-featured interface is designed to optimize both traditional
      and agile software development lifecycles, supporting isolated and
      shared work areas for optimum flexibility in development. CA
      Software Change Manager r12 also allows users to custom-configure
      their interface giving them easier access to the information they
      need in the way they want to see it for improved developer
      productivity.
    • Refactoring Support CA Software
      Change Manager r12 is designed to ease refactoring, including Java
      refactoring, by automating the changes in the software change
      management system. As programmers use refactoring for more agile
      development, CA Software Change Manager gives them the ability to
      rename files and paths of the source code without breaking Builds.
      It also retains full auditing, security permissions, and an
      archived history of modifications with complete roll back support.
    • Work Area Synchronization CA
      Software Change Manager r12 helps deliver higher quality code
      faster as it tracks, analyzes and reconciles files that developers
      are working on while disconnected, and then synchronizes easily
      with the change management repository at any time, with full
      control and management of code conflicts and Concurrent
      Development.
  • CA Software Change Manager r12 Premium Edition with OpenMake Meister
    is designed to solve the cost, delay and compliance problems
    associated with mismanaged builds. While continuing to offer build
    forensics to bridge the production
    application back to its source code and ease audit processes for
    compliance needs, CA Software Change Manager r12 has simplified the
    entire build process by integrating the OpenMake user interface within
    the CA Software Change Manager interface so developers can see the
    build while continuing to code.
  • CA is a leader in helping customers execute successful change
    management across the enterprise. CA Software Change Manager r12 with CA
    Endevor Software Change Manager
    [7] is designed to provide integrated
    and simultaneous release management for distributed and mainframe
    platforms. This need has escalated in recent years as businesses
    deploy SOA-based Web services on the mainframe to support applications
    on a distributed platform.

Supporting Quotes

  • CA Software Change Manager r12 is designed
    to provide critical functionality in IT change, configuration and
    release management that helps ensure that customers have an optimized
    development environment that gives them the flexibility to capitalize
    on emerging business opportunities, said
    Brian Bell, senior vice president and general manger, CA Service
    Management. It continues to provide the
    trusted server technology known by thousands of customers for managing
    software changes and now combines that with a modernized interface for
    the developer community.
  • CA Software Change Manager r12 is highly
    scalable to help meet the diverse needs of an organizations
    global development teams, which typically operate with multiple
    methodologies, multi-platform environments and on multiple projects at
    the same time, said Prajval Parthasarathy,
    vice president, software engineering, CA. At
    CA we use CA Software Change Manager in our own development
    environment to manage the needs of 3,500 developers worldwide. Their
    work is managed from a single datacenter that requires fewer than four
    administrators.
  • At Sallie Mae we began incorporating IT
    Infrastructure Library guidance to improve our IT effectiveness and
    capitalize on emerging opportunities while reaping the cost savings
    that come from better processes. In deploying CA Software Change
    Manager and integrating it with CA Service Desk Manager we have
    streamlined our application change processes to make it more
    consistent and automated and in line with ITIL guidance,
    said Jo Lee Hayes, vice president of Enterprise Technologies, Sallie
    Mae. We worked closely with CA on this new
    release of CA Software Change Manager and our developers are looking
    forward to its full deployment at Sallie Mae.
  • Weve been
    working with CA Software Change Manager, formerly known as Harvest,
    for several years and have built a solid business helping
    organizations solve their software change and configuration management
    challenges, Warren McCall, president and
    CEO, SCM Solutions, Inc., said. With the
    enhancements to release 12 of CA Software Change Manager and the price
    point CA offers, we anticipate our customers will be impressed with
    the return on investment they can get by using CA Software Change
    Manager in their application development process.
  • OpenMake is a proud CA partner and this
    release is the result of many years of cooperation and co-development
    to help create a seamless solution for software change and build
    management, said Stephen King, CEO
    OpenMake Software. Modern development
    requires continuous build management to be part of a complete change
    solution for quality and compliance needs. CA Software Change Manager
    r12 Premium Edition delivers that capability.
  • “Users increasingly seek integration across the broad swath of change,
    system service and demand management products to be able to succeed
    and survive with an increasingly chaotic and unpredictable global
    economy, said Melinda Carol-Ballou, IDC
    program director, Application Lifecycle Management & ITMS. And
    in an industry where compliance seems to touch every aspect of IT, the
    ability to demonstrate control over the software change process is
    being mandated by businesses to support governance and corporate
    compliance initiatives.

CA World 2008

  • To learn more about how CA solutions help customers govern, manage and
    secure IT for greater business value, join the worlds
    largest gathering of CA customers and partners at CA
    World 2008
    [8], November 16-20, 2008, at The Venetian Congress and
    Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Additional Resources

IDC
Report: Sallie Mae Evolves Effective Change and Service Management:
Setting a Baseline First to Establish Key Benefits
[9]

Technology
Brief: CA Saves $3 Million a Year, Improves Competitive Advantage by
Simplifying Software Change Management
[10]

Industry
Research: Change, Configuration and Release: Whats
Really Driving Top Performance?
[11]

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  1. ^ (www.businesswire.com)
  2. ^ CA Software Change Manager (cts.businesswire.com)
  3. ^ CA Clarity (cts.businesswire.com)
  4. ^ CA Service Desk Manager (cts.businesswire.com)
  5. ^ CA Software Delivery (cts.businesswire.com)
  6. ^ CA has announced today (cts.businesswire.com)
  7. ^ CA Endevor Software Change Manager (cts.businesswire.com)
  8. ^ CA World 2008 (cts.businesswire.com)
  9. ^ IDC Report: Sallie Mae Evolves Effective Change and Service Management: Setting a Baseline First to Establish Key Benefits (cts.businesswire.com)
  10. ^ Technology Brief: CA Saves $3 Million a Year, Improves Competitive Advantage by Simplifying Software Change Management (cts.businesswire.com)
  11. ^ Industry Research: Change, Configuration and Release: What’s Really Driving Top Performance? (cts.businesswire.com)
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