Serena Software delivers new functionality to its Application Lifecycle Management suite.
has announced new technology and customer milestones in its Orchestrated
Application Lifecycle Management strategy.
officials said customer success stories from the field, including CVS Caremark
and Kutxa-Vital Banco de Madrid, along with enhanced requirements and
development management solutions and a new Orchestrated ALM dashboard,
demonstrate that Serena is delivering on its ALM strategy
unveiled last fall.
Serena's orchestrated approach
applies process automation
to the application delivery supply chain, allowing software developers to work
more effectively and reduce the challenges of siloed project teams working with
multiple development tools and methodologies, Serena officials said. Since
introducing the new Serena Release Management Solution in November 2010, Serena
has gained recognition for providing enterprises a new way to identify and
reduce rework, increase innovation throughput and improve responsiveness to the
customers are achieving application delivery visibility (App Vision) through
the orchestration of their Demand-to-Deployment processes. Applying
orchestration to these processes has allowed Serena customers to experience
tremendous gains in the way of shortened release times, increased customer
satisfaction and a reduction in overall development costs.
the first to orchestrate application demand, development and deployment as a
software supply chain, and today we're rendering measurable results from our
early customer implementations," said David Hurwitz, senior vice president of
worldwide marketing at Serena, in a statement. "While most software delivery
teams have the right tools, roles and functions in place, getting these
disparate elements working together has posed a significant challenge.
Enterprises that orchestrate them do more than automate and connect. They
measure, predict and improve the overall software delivery process."
worldwide customers to orchestrate and benefit from end-to-end application
delivery are CVS Caremark, the U.K. Ministry of Justice, Mitsubishi UFJ
Financial Group and the Provincial and Kutxa-Vital Banco de Madrid.
Serena officials, an effective dashboard must be able to flow work and insight
to developers, analysts, executives, operations managers and other stakeholders
in the application lifecycle. While other dashboards provide a view into KPIs (key
performance indicators) and correlated metrics, most are built to report on a
single vendor's technology. This prevents companies from gaining an
intelligent, comprehensive and timely look at how their critical processes are
new Orchestrated ALM dashboard
, enterprises can
achieve an unprecedented view into App Dev and gain valuable insight into
development processes, across disparate tools and platforms, in a convenient "single
pane of glass" view, the company said. Access to KPIs spanning demand,
development and release management from a single dashboard gives companies the
information they need to become more agile and responsive to areas needing
allow CVS Caremark to do development cheaper, faster and better than ever
before. Using Serena Requirements Manager, requirements will be tracked
systematically from capture through to production deployment," said Gary
Healey, director of release operations at CVS Caremark, in a statement. All
requirements are then directly linked to their corresponding test case and to
the business process map. Improved visibility is another Orchestrated ALM
benefit that CVS Caremark will receive with Serena, including the ability to
measure cycle time and rework throughout the application delivery process."
At the heart
of Serena's Orchestrated ALM solution lies new demand and development
management capabilities that power automated, end-to-end application delivery.
The technology delivers a high level of interoperability, integrating
seamlessly with third-party products, like Microsoft Word, HP Quality Center
and other Serena solutions, the company said.
demand management, Serena today announced a new version of Dimensions RM 11
, the industry's first fully
Web-based solution for orchestrating the entire requirements management process
from demand to development and the only requirements management solution
available with built-in prototyping, Serena said. Key features include
Comprehensive Engagement for managing requirements from initial request through
production release; Lightning-Quick Coordination for fast handoffs and breaking
down the requirements silos across disparate customers, teams and tools; and
Quality with Confidence for consistently delivering high-quality requirements,
despite frequent changes and multiple tools, the company said.
introduced a new Development Manager Suite
, which integrates the
newest version of Serena Dimensions CM
. The first enterprise-class solution for
orchestrating global development, Serena Development Manager provides a way for
organizations to streamline the development and maintenance of applications
across multiple platforms, departmental processes and development tools. Key
features include Platform-Proof Traceability to address compliance issues
through automatic end-to-end traceability; Process-Based Development to
accelerate development by identifying, measuring and removing process
bottlenecks; and Globally Proven Scalability that streamlines the
administration and sharing of development data for distributed development
teams and partners.
We set out to
improve how we manage the process for developing and maintaining software
across our organization," said Miren Alvarez Picos, IT director for Kutxa-Vital
Banco de Madrid, in a statement. "This had to be based on an end-to-end view of
the lifecycle for applications, from initial demand within the business units
through to development and then release. Serena's approach to orchestrated ALM
fit our requirements exactly."