Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager (IBM i Edition)
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Rocket® Aldon® Lifecycle Manager (IBM i Edition) lets you deploy your applications into complex, multiplatform production environments faster, with fewer software defects and deployment glitches, and with compliance. It automates the entire software development and delivery process–from requests to deployment. Meet business demands while improving software quality and developer productivity.
Automate software release management and deployment
Through automation, Aldon Lifecycle Manager eliminates manual effort, reduces costs, ensures application integrity, delivers efficiencies, and speeds up delivery times. And with the automated processes our software puts in place, you can free up capacity to do more with your IBM® i applications. Everything is easier—from change management to release management and deployment.
Responding to changes in the business is faster and cleaner with Lifecycle Manager. Simply select the tasks or objects you want promoted, and Lifecycle Manager automatically moves the source to the next stage, creates the objects, creates the dependent objects, deploys the objects if necessary, performs the file conversions, and logs the activities.
It's easier to capitalize on distributed development and outsourcing with Lifecycle Manager. Our fine-grained control and role-based security let you create specific authorizations to releases and modules for use by distinct teams or individuals. Release management is repeatable, documentable, and traceable. Compliance is built in and policies are automatically reinforced, taking that off your worry list.
Persistent problems with source code change management—like developers "stepping on" each other's code—fade away.
Total visibility of software development
Wondering where your project is? Wonder no more. You can track project status, view service request completion, monitor hardware and software requirements, and see who’s working on what code—regardless of platform, and all from a single screen. You're able to view each and every IT asset (applications, objects, projects), their interdependencies, and what happens if you change them. You have comprehensive insight into development status, right down to the file level.
Meanwhile, a single repository for IBM i keeps everything in one place. Developers are able to work on a multitude of file types, and compare and merge files from multiple platforms—even if they are using multiple tools.
Responding to changes in the business is faster and cleaner with Lifecycle Manager. Modernizing applications by integrating them with other applications, web sites, web services, and other data is less daunting. Compliance is built in and policies are automatically reinforced, taking that off your worry list.
It's also easier to capitalize on distributed development and outsourcing with Lifecycle Manager. Our fine-grained control and role-based security let you create specific authorizations to releases and modules for use by distinct teams or individuals. Release management is repeatable, documentable, and traceable.
With your new level of insight and control, you can much more easily open doors to new business opportunities with your IBM i applications.
Speeds, simplifies, and assures success of modernization initiatives
Lifecycle Manager can help you efficiently develop, deploy, and mainstream the results of application modernization or digital transformation projects: web services, mobile front-ends, apps, APIs, and other components of new digital experiences created from your IBM i applications.
In concert with Rocket’s modernization tools, Lifecycle Manager speeds delivery of changes, organizes, and keeps everything in synch. It provides insight into modernizations and automatically enforces compliance,
Lifecycle Manager has you covered, whether you’re updating hundreds of green screens to simple GUIs, packaging workflows as RESTful services for embedding in customers’ or partners’ applications, or creating APIs for sharing workflows or processes more broadly. You can even more easily create new smartphone or tablet interfaces to your IBM i applications and data.
Comprehensive web-based insight and reporting for ALM
Our web-based reporting tool provides real-time visibility and reporting on 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.
You have complete visibility into your software development process. Business 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.
Through our centralized home screen, you can easily 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 using selection criteria, 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.
Supports popular IDEs, tools, and applications
Lifecycle Manager (IBM i) provides comprehensive IBM i development support. And, in conjunction with Lifecycle Manager (Enterprise Edition), it also supports Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, Unix, web, and mobile development. With automation, management, and visibility of development across all platforms, your development teams can focus on project deliverables, continue to operate within their preferred environments, and avoid unnecessary disruptions.
Our software’s flexible architecture supports even the most complex environments. Through our ongoing support of technical standards 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, and Lawson and others. Aldon Lifecycle Manager even supports popular open-source tools such as Git, so your team can continue to use the tools they depend on while you embrace DevOps practices.