Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager (Enterprise Edition)

Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager (Enterprise Edition)

Deploy apps into complex, multi-platform environments with confidence

Rocket® Aldon® Lifecycle Manager (Enterprise Edition) lets you deploy applications into complex, multi-platform production environments faster, with fewer defects and deployment glitches, and with auditability for compliance. Automate your entire software development and delivery process–from requests to deployment. Meet business demands while improving software quality and developer productivity.

Complete Zend Lifecycle Management
End-to-end change management

Change management can be very difficult in multi-platform environments. If you have heterogeneous environments that include Microsoft® Windows®, web, mobile, UNIX, Linux, IBM® I (AS/400), and others, updating them all when you have internal software updates can be complicated and risky. The use of tools from different vendors combined with home-grown scripts may make it worse. Problems with these processes can cause production outages, software failures, and even revenue impacts.

Lack of automation is often a key culprit behind these challenges. With Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager, you can automatically track, accelerate, and streamline the build and release process, even across disparate platforms. Point-and-click package promotion, integrity assurance, package deployment and redeployment, build automation and history, and traceability all work to ensure success. With just a few clicks of the mouse (or taps on a mobile device), you can automatically deploy files to any number of target servers as the files progress through the lifecycle while maintaining complete control.  

Defined, automated, traceable processes help streamline and enforce your IT procedures and workflow. You can view and manage activities across geographically distributed or outsourced teams, all from one easily-accessed place. No matter which platform you're working on, or how many releases you're managing, our automated process ensures error-free, high-quality software. With Aldon Lifecycle Manager, managing changes is easy.

Comprehensive view of all assets

Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager makes it easy to view, manage, and understand all of the components of your business applications, regardless of language or platform. This central and combined inventory is key to meeting the diverse day-to-day needs of your staff, while at the same time meeting the regulatory compliance requirements of your auditors.

Manage your C++, Java, RPG, COBOL, or other server code right alongside your Node.js, Ruby, PHP, HTML, and JavaScript web development. Aldon Lifecycle Manager makes everything visible and keeps it all in sync. Simply tap on the promotion or deployment button and Aldon Lifecycle Manager does the rest. It makes sure the web code goes to the appropriate web servers, the application code goes to the appropriate application servers, and the database changes get to the right database locations.

Compliance, radically simplified

With Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager (Enterprise Edition), you'll be able to give your auditors exactly what they need, with automation and process tracking from the very first user request to final deployment of those updates in your software application. The system automatically documents developer activity, providing management with a detailed audit trail of development changes. Customized dashboards and reports provide details of activities performed, including who performed them, when, and (most importantly) why. Your developers won't get derailed or distracted by compliance requests, keeping them more productive and focused.

Thorough web-based insight and reporting

Our web-based reporting provides real-time visibility and reporting of software development activity data. You can generate the reports you need for simplified audit compliance while also helping you deliver software on time. And with the Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager Web Portal, as long as IT staff have their Android phone, iPhone, iPad or other mobile device handy, they can manage compliance requirements at a glance.

Your organization has complete visibility into your software development process. Business managers and non-technical users can see what’s happening, while separation of duties is enforced to protect the integrity of your processes.  Business executives and development managers can work together in tracking, analyzing, and managing the backlog of change requirements and works in progress, ensuring that IT continues to deliver according to business priorities. 

Easily view management information at a glance, then drill down to the detail that you need. Select and run reports from one of our pre-packaged templates, or create customized reports to meet your needs. You can rapidly generate reports regarding task status, activity history, release setup, change request backlog items, permissions by release or by user, and lifecycle progress, so you can focus on the most pertinent information.

When the auditors arrive, you can easily and rapidly generate the reports they need to satisfy regulatory requirements.

Support your IDEs, tools, and applications

Rocket Aldon Application Lifecycle Manager (Enterprise Edition) provides comprehensive support for the other enterprise platforms IBM i customers typically use: Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, Unix, web, and mobile. With automation, management, and visibility of development activity status across all platforms, your development teams can focus on project deliverables, continue use their preferred toolsets and environments, and avoid unnecessary distractions.

Our software’s flexible architecture supports even the most complex environments. Because Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager works with industry-standard platforms like Eclipse and SCCI, your users have the flexibility to choose the best tools for their IT needs. Aldon Lifecycle Manager also works easily with enterprise applications including Oracle® JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JDA, Infor System 21, Lawson and others.