CA Endevor Software Change Manager Release 15.1

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Manager Release 15.1

CA Endevor® Software Change Manager (CA Endevor SCM) helps

organizations control all software management tasks associated

with the mainframe development environment through its

automated transformation functionality, module relationship

management, parallel development management and release

automation. It eliminates the manual steps that bog down the

software development process and helps provide for greater

efficiency with fewer errors.

Product overview

CA Endevor SCM is the most widely used software change management solution for the mainframe environment. It helps you control software management tasks associated with mainframe

development by automating source code transformation, versioning of new releases and change tracking. By eliminating the manual steps that bog down the software development process, CA Endevor SCM provides for greater efficiency and fewer errors.

Business value

Regulatory mandates, changing business needs and demands for consistently high levels of IT services require a cohesive approach to software change management. You must be able to prove compliance with critical controls, set priorities for software changes, and track and implement changes to applications. CA Endevor SCM is designed to protect application integrity through customizable controls and comprehensive audit trails, help you prepare for compliance audits and help you to enforce established policies and procedures for higher quality



CA Endevor SCM has adopted key features that are designed to simplify your use and administration of CA Endevor SCM and enable your staff to maintain it more effectively and quickly.

CA Mainframe Software Manager™: CA Mainframe Software Manager (CA MSM) is designed

to automate CA Endevor SCM acquisition, installation, deployment, configuration and maintenance and remove SMP/E complexities. CA MSM helps save time and resources when compared with the manual steps used to perform these tasks.

– The Software Acquisition Service is designed to help you to more easily move product

installation packages and maintenance from CA Support Online directly to your mainframe environment and prepare them for installation.

– The Software Installation Service standardizes CA Endevor SCM installation, which

includes a new, streamlined Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) method that allows CA Endevor SCM to be installed using standard utilities. This service also provides standardized SMP/E product installation and maintenance via APARs and PTFs, and simplifies SMP/E processing through an intuitive graphical user interface and an intelligent Installation Wizard.

– The Software Deployment Service helps you to more easily deploy CA Endevor SCM in

your mainframe environment.

– The Software Configuration Service helps you to more effectively configure CA Endevor

SCM if it has been acquired, installed, maintained and deployed using CA MSM.

Installation Verification Program (IVP) and Execution Verification Program (EVP): As part

of qualification for inclusion in the set of mainframe products from CA Technologies released every May, CA Endevor SCM has passed stringent tests performed through the IVP and EVP to find and resolve interoperability problems prior to release. These programs are an extension of our ongoing interoperability certification initiative launched in May 2009.

Best Practices Guide: This guide provides information on CA Endevor SCM installation, initial

configuration and deployment to help shorten the learning curve for staff who are responsible for the installation and management of this product.

Serviceability: To provide additional levels of information and consistency for problem

determination, CA Endevor SCM has adopted the following serviceability enhancements: – Product description information: CA Endevor SCM provides a Product Description module


What’s new in CA Endevor SCM Release15.1

UNIX System Services (USS) Package Ship and Package Ship Backout: CA Endevor SCM

Version 15.1 focuses primarily on USS. This feature provides the capability to send USS objects (as well as back-out objects) to user-defined destinations. Additional flexibility is provided in the CA Endevor SCM Package Ship destination selection. Overall Package Ship functionality has been expanded to allow users to code Long-Element names while streamlining the task with existing software installation processes to minimize training requirements and net an overall faster time-to-market.

CA Endevor SCM Support for VSAM Extended Addressability: This feature exploits the

VSAM Extended Addressability option that enables extending VSAM clusters beyond the 4 GB limit for the CA Technologies proprietary ELIB data sets. This helps to reduce CA Endevor SCM administrative time associated with maintaining ELIBs for very large business applications. • Expanded CA Endevor SCM Eclipse-Based User Interface (UI): The basic CA Endevor SCM

Eclipse-Based UI Application Developer role has been expanded to include the CA Endevor SCM GENERATE and MOVE actions. Customers can take advantage of this modernized UI to help facilitate faster product adoption or simply to perform development tasks associated with software change management in addition to, or in place of, the current green-screen alternative.

Supported environments

All IBM-supported releases of z/OS

Other key CA Endevor SCM features

Enterprise-wide change and configuration management: The integration of CA Endevor

SCM with CA Software Change Manager provides change and configuration management support throughout the enterprise.

Automated source transformation: Executables are created automatically whenever source

is changed. CA Endevor SCM can optionally stamp all of the components used in the build process to help provide for source-to-load synchronization in every stage of the development lifecycle. Its powerful management capabilities are language independent—source can encompass a wide variety of application components, including traditional program code that must be compiled and link-edited. JCL can be validated against corporate standards, load modules for operating system software, database components or any other site-specific entities used in application development.

Parallel and Concurrent Development support: CA Endevor SCM helps protect against


Release Automation: The Release Automation functionality of CA Endevor SCM helps

streamline the entire software development lifecycle by providing productivity aids such as electronic approvals, automated back-outs, reporting capabilities and integration with software distribution facilities.

Emergency management: CA Endevor SCM allows organizations to define their lifecycles to

handle emergencies. In addition to standard change and release packages, organizations can build emergency packages with special approval requirements.

Robust security: Internal security capabilities help protect components and the actions

performed on them. Users can implement the External Security Interface (ESI) to employ other security packages like CA ACF2™, CA Top Secret® and RACF.

Options and interfaces

CA Endevor SCM provides automated software management capabilities for the mainframe environment. Interfaces are available to link CA Endevor SCM with CA IDMS™, CA Panvalet® and CA Librarian®. The Extended Security Interface enhances the security facilities of CA Endevor SCM by allowing interconnection with CA Top Secret®, CA ACF2™ and IBM’s RACF.

CA Endevor® Software Change Manager Quick Edit Option: This option allows you to

shorten and reduce the steps in your lifecycle management process. By providing a direct editing capability into the CA Endevor SCM inventory stages, you can make changes more quickly and instantly save them.

CA Endevor® Software Change Manager Parallel Development Option: This option operates

as a standalone solution or with CA Endevor SCM to automatically integrate new releases of vendor application software with in-house customizations or concurrently developed in-house software. It serves as a highly effective tool for integrating concurrent development activities and applying vendor updates to customized packaged applications. You can compare

individual components or entire software systems from version to version and release to release, and identify changes and potential conflicts. Built-in editing tools help resolve conflicts within the final source version it produces, while its automated integration gives managers and project leaders the information to accurately estimate project duration and costs. • CA Endevor® Software Change Manager Automated Configuration Option: This option

automatically tracks changes to software components and component relationships, providing a comprehensive history of software configuration as it evolves. As a result, you can determine exactly what has changed from compile to compile, even if the program itself has not changed. • CA Endevor SCM Eclipse-based UI: Utilizing the Eclipse framework, the Eclipse UI provides a


Delivery approach

CA Services provides a portfolio of mainframe services delivered through CA Technologies internal staff and a network of established partners chosen to help you achieve a successful deployment and get the desired business results as quickly as possible. Our standard service offerings are designed to speed deployment and accelerate the learning curve for your staff. CA Technologies field-proven mainframe best practices and training help you lower risk, improve use/adoption and ultimately align the product configuration to your business requirements.


CA Endevor SCM expedites movement through the application development lifecycle by enabling you to move any component from one phase of the development process to the next with a single command. It drives the production turnover process by verifying approvals, recording changes and executing a change package in the established time frame without duplication of effort or risk of manual errors. CA Endevor SCM categorizes and protects software assets by helping organizations to establish software lifecycle procedures that conform to their unique requirements. It provides an inventory of all the components of the software

environment across development groups and heterogeneous platforms. Its unique source classification, customizable lifecycle, multiplatform management and comprehensive reporting capabilities help you control the software development process. Moreover, CA Endevor SCM

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helps provide for a flexible implementation by enabling you to streamline existing development processes or examine and completely reengineer them upon implementation, thus conforming to the needs of your business.

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