Deploy Applications Into Production Faster

Almost every organization depends heavily on its IT capabilities to support its success. New applications and services are essential to driving competitive advantage, maintaining services, and building new ones. Most IT organizations today are concerned about limited IT capacity and the complexities of release management, which threatens to limit growth. But existing IT groups can rise to the challenge, developing more relevant applications with greater complexity and reliability and bringing them online faster than ever before, provided they have excellent release management processes and the right tools to work with.

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Release Management: Helping IT Deliver the Right Apps at the Right Times

A formal, automated release management process helps organizations maximize the value of their existing IT staff. Release management is an application lifecycle management process that guides IT efforts from application code development through testing and into production, helping to focus resources on timely delivery of the functionality that the business needs. Well-designed and comprehensive release management enables organizations to:

  • Improve visibility and insight into project timelines and progress, to help prevent surprises and keep all stakeholders on the same page
  • Increase release flow, to get critical changes into production sooner with existing or fewer resources
  • Improve release quality to increase the number of successful deployments and reduce downtime, whether planned or unplanned
  • Simplify compliance, to enforce the consistency and traceability of changes

Comprehensive Solution for Application Release Management

Serena Release Manager is a comprehensive solution that allows you to manage the implementation of software changes into your production environment. Whether you are deploying a new application or delivering a single patch for an existing application Release Manager is designed to support the application release management lifecycle from demand to deployment.

Release management teams require formal processes for planning and tracking the steps of releasing applications, greater visibility into those processes, and a way to enforce release policies. Only with these tools and processes can the team meet the expectations of the business, ensure the quality of released applications, and protect the integrity of mission-critical production systems.

In contrast to most vendors who promote a complete rip-and-replace solution for release management, Serena takes a consultative approach. Serena evaluates your current release management process, advises you on additional best practices that fit your organization’s needs, and recommends tools that can help you apply your existing and new processes more consistently. Serena’s goal is to help you make the most of the people, processes, and technologies that you already have so that your business can overcome any IT-based limitations and achieve its full potential.

Product Overview

Gain insight, take control and automate application deployments

  • Acquire actionable insight:

Provide visibility into the release status, foresee potential issues, and take action to avoid missing milestones 

  • Remove release process inefficiency:

Release more often, release more each time, and reduce the release window by providing a standard, repeatable release process that manages application releases according to release policies and business priorities 

  • Replace ineffective handoffs:

Eliminate error-prone and time-consuming handoffs by simplifying and automating the handoffs across development, quality, and operations teams 

  • Automate deployments:

Reduce cycle times and costly errors by automating manual deployments across all environments

  • Simplify compliance:

Be audit-ready in minutes through a release governance framework that is based on your release processes and policies.


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Comprehensive Solution for Application Release Management

Serena Release Manager allows companies to orchestrate their entire release lifecycle by bringing together release process management and automated application deployment. Serena Release Manager bridges the DevOps divide by integrating into existing tool chains and simplifying and automating handoffs between development, quality, and operations teams. Supporting continuous delivery and production deployments, Serena Release Manager creates a repeatable and consistent release process across distributed, cloud, mobile, and mainframe applications.