Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
Respond to changing market conditions faster
In today quickly changing the world where organizations need to gradually increase their competitiveness, the complexity of business is growing and where more and more operations are handled globally, robust and modern software plays a central role in organizations’ activities. Due to changes that are constantly introduced to business processes also software remains under continuous development. Therefore, organizations need tools which can facilitate software management process. Application Lifecycle Management represents a modern way of managing (governing, developing and maintaining) any kind of software lifecycle through all stages - from the concept through design, development, maintenance, up to testing and deployment - and can easily facilitate these processes.
A robust Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) system can substantially improve software development, modernization, testing, and deployment efficiencies, streamline processes, reduce software defects, and ultimately enhance customer satisfaction.
- software change tracking and documentation
- release management
- streamlined deployment
- improved IT team collaboration
- software quality control
- insight and IT environment analysis
Improved way of working
Application Lifecycle Management stands also for a structured way of work. Due to standardization and automation of processes, ALM solutions allow developers and DevOps to not only deliver high- quality applications but also to significantly reduce the amount of time they need to spend on development, testing, deployment, and maintenance. Thanks to scheduling and time planning functionalities the use of Application Lifecycle Management tools can result in decreased downtime, quicker time-to-market and therefore increased customer satisfaction.
The reason to acquire ALM tool from Remain Software was the need for a secure procedure for the transfer of development work to a test and production environment. We were also looking for an accepted solution for auditing purposes to make certain that everything that is in production has correctly passed through the development process. We need to be sure that objects and sources belong to each other and have not been placed there incorrectly outside the control of the system.”
Kees Trommel, IS division manager at Yamaha Motor Europe
Benefits for the entire organization
Introducing ALM methodology brings significant benefits not only to development teams but also to an entire organization. ALM tools replace various point solutions that are used in business operations, which can result in more effective cooperation between multiple (even geographically dispersed) teams and enable easier coordination of people, processes, and data involved in projects. Thanks to collaboration, communication, and requirements management facilities Application Lifecycle Management allows also a better combination of business activities with software development. As a consequence business processes within an organization will be fully supported by robust applications, perfectly tailored to their users.
Just as changes in your business require effective change-management, so do changes in the key applications that your business relies on.
“I quickly saw the benefits of the procedures specified in an ALM tool from Remain Software. These [change management] procedures provide excellent repeatable workflow processes, so we no longer have worries about, for example, the transfer of developed software to the production machine.”
Patrick Van Ooijen,
ICT manager at ETNA Coffee Technologies
Improve IT critical processes with TD/OMS
TD/OMS is a Remain Software in-house developed Application Lifecycle Management solution. This easy to use, flexible and cost effective tool streamlines software development and change management on IBM i (AS/400, Power Systems), Windows and Unix/Linux and supports modernization projects of legacy applications.