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BMC Compuware ISPW vs. CA Endevor Software Change Manager
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about BMC Compuware ISPW vs. CA Endevor Software Change Manager and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"We had parallel development before, but the way ISPW implements it is better. It has more control and oversight of the process, whereas before, it was like the Wild West. Everybody could have their own package with their own version of the component in it... ISPW is constantly aware of it. It notifies when someone else is using or has a different version of that component.""It does our CICS NEWCOPYs and our Db2 binds for us, whereas before, that was a manual process. It takes a lot of the workload off of the operations folks and off the DBAs.""One of the features that the developers like is that they can retrieve what they need with the tool. They don't have to go through some process or request something be done by another team. They can get the programs they need, compile them, retrieve the JCL and alter the JCL if they need to, and put these programs wherever they need to go for their testing."

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"The most valuable features are stability and ease of use.""The management and information CA Endevor Software Change Manager provides is very useful"

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Cons
"When you're setting up the parameters for how ISPW will work in your shop, there are a lot of questions that have to be answered... BMC Compuware should have more in-depth explanations about what the choices in each question mean. If you pick A, what does that mean has to happen? What does that impact? If you pick B, what does that mean? What does that impact?""There are some features that are not well documented, so documentation could use a little help, on things like setting up deployment and which structures in the database correspond to which tables.""One thing I would really like to see some improvement on is the promotion diagnostic messages. It invokes utilities "under the covers" to copy components, and it does not echo back any of the error messages from those utilities."

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"I would like to have better integration with other products.""There should be better integration between CA Endevor Software Change Manager and Zowe."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I like the seat-based licensing much more than MSU-based licensing, and that the cost has been competitive."
  • "The price point is great."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:One of the features that the developers like is that they can retrieve what they need with the tool. They don't have to go through some process or request something be done by another team. They can… more »
    Top Answer:My advice for new clients migrating to ISPW is to take the time needed to understand your current inventory of ASIs, code that is not executed/no longer required, and any unique situations that may… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are stability and ease of use.
    Top Answer:I would like to have better integration with other products. It's impossible to work in parallel mode with the source. For example, we have one check for many banks and you can't change the parallel… more »
    Top Answer:We used Endevor for our source code management tool. We also use it for coordinating our testing that includes unit tests and system tests. We have an on-premises mainframe environment. All of our… more »
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    Also Known As
    Endevor Software Change Manager, CA Software Change Manager for Mainframe, CA Endevor SCM
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    Overview

    A modern, end-to-end Agile source code management, release automation and deployment automation tool that enables mainframe application developers at all skill levels to fulfill business requirements, optimize code quality, and improve developer productivity through mainframe DevOps. With ISPW, developers can:

    • Easily perform concurrent development to support Agile Development practices
    • Leverage Jenkins plugins to manage code throughout the lifecycle
    • Use REST APIs to automatically connect mainframe applications into modern DevOps toolchains
    • Collaborate with other developers through features like alerts when another programmer has checked out code
    • See versions of a program at multiple points in the development cycle to prevent incorrect overlaying and ensure smooth code integration
    • Access an intuitive relationship visualization that guides users to failure points
    CA Endevor Software Change Manager (CA Endevor SCM) is the most widely used change management software for the mainframe environment. It can automate your entire development process, adapting to your specific business requirements and helping ensure consistency and complete control. Integration with IBM Rational Developer for System z can improve productivity, accelerate time-to-delivery and ensure the auditability of all programmer activities. Eclipse-ready, CA Endevor SCM helps shorten the learning curve for application developers. It provides your team with business-driven, customizable lifecycle paths and automated version control to protect your software assets and help maintain application integrity.
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    Sample Customers
    mBank, Standard Bank
    Blue Hill Data Services Inc.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Insurance Company12%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm54%
    Insurance Company14%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company10%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business8%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise86%
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    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise83%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise78%
    Buyer's Guide
    BMC Compuware ISPW vs. CA Endevor Software Change Manager
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about BMC Compuware ISPW vs. CA Endevor Software Change Manager and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BMC Compuware ISPW is ranked 3rd in Software Configuration Management with 2 reviews while CA Endevor Software Change Manager is ranked 2nd in Software Configuration Management with 2 reviews. BMC Compuware ISPW is rated 9.0, while CA Endevor Software Change Manager is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of BMC Compuware ISPW writes "Tracks code during the change process so that more than one group could have code checked out for change. ISPW provides this tracking info real time helping move toward a more Agile environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of CA Endevor Software Change Manager writes "Stable, easy to use, effective for source code management in a mainframe environment". BMC Compuware ISPW is most compared with Micro Focus ChangeMan ZMF and IBM Engineering Workflow Management, whereas CA Endevor Software Change Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ChangeMan ZMF, CA Harvest Software Change Manager, IBM Rational ClearCase and IBM Engineering Workflow Management. See our BMC Compuware ISPW vs. CA Endevor Software Change Manager report.

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