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Features, advantages and benefits
Features Advantages Benefits
Manage software releases as a consistent and repeatable process based on ITIL Reduced time to implement ITIL best practices in your IT organization Increased efficiency and productivity of your staff
Well defined roles & responsibilities and policies for a release Ensures only authorized changes are released in your IT environment Increased control over your IT infrastructure to make it stable and well-managed.
Assess the impact of a release on your business applications and systems Helps to schedule and prioritize releases according to business impact Reduced downtime for your business critical applications and systems
Built-in as well as customizable workflows and templates Flexibility in tailoring the release process to meet your situation Rapid response to critical needs.
All changes to your IT systems are recorded in Change & Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) and master copies of a release package is stored in Definitive Software Library (DSL) Enhanced traceability of all changes to your IT systems Improved auditability and quicker resolution time incase of error
Portal-based reporting tool Real time status on release status and pending tasks Efficient management of release operation
Integration with Tivoli Configuration Manager (TCM) and Tivoli Provisioning Manager (TPM) products Ensures only reliable tools are used for release deployment and installation Leverages your existing IT investments

IBM Tivoli® Release Process Manager provides a process-based solution to address the domain of Release Management as defined by Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). IBM Tivoli Release Process Manager automates complex deployments in the context of your overall release management process, allowing you to assess impact on your IT infrastructure and business critical functions before you release.

As a result, it enables you to efficiently manage new and upgraded software — as well as related hardware releases — for both server provisioning and patch deployment. This advanced productivity tool provides everything your IT operation needs to plan, schedule and deploy releases for any combination of software, hardware, firmware or document configuration items. And it helps you ensure that tasks are completed in the proper order by the appropriate IT resources. Automating and integrating release processes helps you minimize risk as well as protect production and test IT environments.

Tivoli Release Process Manager puts you in control of your software and related hardware releases to protect the enterprise IT environment and committed service levels. Out-of-the-box features like centralized reporting, workflows and templates allow you to manage release processes at your own pace. This helps you maximize the efficiency of your IT operations - from start to finish:

Because it is integrated with the IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database, Tivoli Release Process Manager delivers consistent release tracking, from planning to production, using a single tool. It integrates seamlessly with your existing operational management products, such as IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager for automating patch and application deployments; and IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for automating complex deployments across multiple servers.

Tivoli Release Process Manager also delivers out-of-the-box reports on key performance indicators (KPIs), to help align releases with your business objectives.

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