Looking at upgrading your Rev-Trac version to 7.3.0? This new “Inflight Parallel Check” report just might convince you to take the plunge! I’ll take you on a quick journey to explain why this feature greatly improves your Rev-Trac experience.
Over the past several years of working with our customers, one of the most common questions I hear is related to enabling single sign-on for Rev-Trac approvals. Well, our development team has responded to the request in our new Rev-Trac Web GUI 7.1.2 version.
There’s a new feature in Rev-Trac 7 that provides for cross request synchronization primarily intended for release management. Updates to the Release Management Workbench focus specifically on release and change status synchronization and adds the capability of synchronizing any request type, including non-SAP requests. Automatic Request Status Synchronization will now establish (and document) non-SAP change status synchronizations with Rev-Trac change request strategies, including release and change status synchronization.
This month, Revelation Software Concepts will be releasing the first major Rev-Trac 7 Enhancement Package, Support Package Stack 1 (RT7-SPS01). Among other things, it contains an emphasis on strengthening the Release Management Workbench, further integration of Rev-Trac with Salt, and introduces support for SAP HANA.
Rev-Trac 7 has introduced the Release Management Workbench, which allows organizations to bundle change tickets and manage many changes as a single release. This feature has been well received amongst RSC’s customers, however there are now advanced scenarios for consideration when utilizing this highly efficient approach.
We’ve published the last of our four-part SAP Change Control eNews series on Release Management change strategies, and in it I provide a detailed look at how Rev-Trac 7 significantly streamlines managing change requests into releases through reducing an 11 click process down to only two. Do you know another change automation tool that can trim the clicks needed for common Release Management procedures by 80% or more? Because I haven’t run across any.
The dust is starting to settle since the release of Rev-Trac 7 late 2015. Many of our customers are adopting the new features and taking advantage of the new web UI. It is our goal to have all of our customers using Rev-Trac 7 Web UI and to have implemented Salt on their Rev-Trac controlled systems in time to receive the powerful third component of the Rev-Trac Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite due for release late 2016.
Did you know that using Rev-Trac automated release management techniques can reduce the volume of individual request approvals needed to migrate large volumes of transports? When companies are looking to accelerate the pace of IT change delivery this can be a significant step in the right direction.
Before the holidays, I had an opportunity to catch up with analyst Bola Rotibi and her team at Creative Intellect Consulting (CIC) when we spoke at a briefing around the recent Rev-Trac 7 launch. CIC analysts cover a wide range of Software ALM areas, from development and testing to workflow and delivery processes. They have a particular focus on continuous delivery and the importance of managing change throughout, so they were quite interested in the new release management functions in Rev-Trac 7.
We’ve been turning our automation experts into movie producers lately by tasking them to create one-minute videos called the Got A Minute series. The idea is to share with you ideas, thinking and information about SAP change control from our experience and knowledge that you are unlikely to get anywhere else.