Serena Adds Support to Change Management Product Family

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2002-06-24

Serena Software Inc. last week announced enhancements to its change management software line, with support for new platforms, packaged applications, integrated development environments, application life-cycle products and industry standards.

Serena, whose software automates changes to enterprise code and content, unveiled the updates to its ChangeMan product family at its Serena User Conference.

Specifically, Serena, based in San Mateo, Calif., announced new versions of Serena ChangeMan DS (Software Change Manager for Distributed Systems) Serena ChangeMan ALM (Application Life Cycle Manager) and Serena ChangeMan WCM (Web Code and Content Manager), to support a new set of development life-cycle tools, platforms and applications.

Serena officials said the enhancements enable the change management architecture to work seamlessly with additional key enterprise solutions, increasing productivity and application quality throughout the development life cycle.

"Were very pleased with the results achieved since implementing Serena ChangeMan ZMF," said Wayne Johnson, systems consultant at ING North American Insurance Corp., in Atlanta. "The solution has helped us significantly in meeting audit requirements and enables us to consistently turn high-quality products while utilizing minimal resources."

Serenas enterprise change management products give users a single point of control for managing change across the enterprise, the company said.

Serena announced certified support for the SAP AG SAP R/3 environment, as part of the SAP Software Partner program. In addition, Serena added support for Linux for the IBM eServer zSeries and the nonstop servers Hewlett-Packard Co. acquired from Compaq Computer Corp. Serenas products now support life-cycle tools, such as Mercury Interactive Corp.s TestDirector and Microsoft Corp.s Microsoft Project. There also is new support for SlickEdit Inc.s Visual SlickEdit and Borland Software Corp.s JBuilder, as well as Macromedia Inc.s Dreamweaver and Microsoft Office.

Serena also announced a new version of ChangeMan ZMF, an application manager for mainframe systems. Serena ChangeMan ZMF 5.3 includes XML services to facilitate third-party integration with other applications. In addition, the new release features enhanced support for DB2.

Serena ChangeMan ZMF 5.3, ChangeMan DS 5.5, ChangeMan ALM 3.2 and ChangeMan WCM 3.2 will be available this summer.

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