Jump to content
Deemed a leader by Gartner and called "the most full-featured software change and configuration management (SCCM) application" by Forrester Research, Serena Dimensions CM seamlessly orchestrates application changes, configurations, and releases across all your disparate platforms, environments, and teams. Serena Dimensions CM provides extensive software configuration management and deployment capabilities that help you increase development efficiency, lower deployment risks, and ensure compliance to standards.
Serena Dimensions CM is one of the fastest integrated ALM solutions on the market, especially across a wide area network (WAN). In common global development conditions, tests have shown that it is 60 times faster than IBM Rational ClearCase and 3 times faster than Subversion. The performance of Serena Dimensions CM is enabled by the use of technologies like innovative library cache, advanced compression, and a high-performance relational database management system (RDBMS).
The speed of Serena Dimensions CM can dramatically help globally distributed development teams using a WAN.
Software change and configuration management (SCCM) does not stand in isolation. Serena Dimensions CM integrates with many popular application development tools straight out of the box, including integrated development environments (IDEs) like .NET and Eclipse, defect tracking, build, and test management tools. In addition, Serena Dimensions CM provides rich event based integration support through web services, used to tightly orchestrate Serena Dimensions CM in Serena’s orchestrated application lifecycle management (ALM) solution suite.
Serena Dimensions CM's highly flexible configuration management is perfect for even the most complex development process and approval cycles. With powerful process management and workflow, which is applicable to any type of object like project components, baselines, and files, you can automate and orchestrate your configuration management best practices, maintaining full control throughout the entire application lifecycle.
[Click to enlarge] Serena Dimensions enables developers to organize projects with a traditional physical structure and a logically structured approach using "design parts".
With Serena Dimensions CM, you can organize your projects based on a traditional, physical structure, or you can organize them logically with "design parts." Logical organization is ideal for component-based development, since it facilitates code sharing and reuse by sharing a design part across projects. It also enables more granular role-based authorization. Your outsourced vendors can have complete access to the parts for which they have responsibility, but not other parts of the project.
[Click to enlarge] Role-based security in Serena Dimensions CM helps you work more easily with outsourced development teams.
Separation of roles and responsibilities is a typical security and regulatory requirement. Serena Dimensions CM makes this easy through its granular role – and privilege-based authorization. Serena Dimensions CM meets both strong security demands and the wide accessibility needs that are typical of a global enterprise. It includes a highly configurable security model, which gives you maximum flexibility to meet business needs without compromising security.
Serena Dimensions CM goes beyond the capabilities of a typical SCCM solution. The product also provides build and deployment management. The latter is often used to create a "gold vault" repository of software artifacts without compromising security.
Read It Now
Read It Now
A Common Sense Checklist for Global OrganizationsRead It Now