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What is Software Configuration Management?
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What is Software Configuration Management (SCM)?
The process of managing the development, change, distribution and installation of software applications throughout the entire software life cycle.

Why is SCM important?
An effective SCM process protects your organization from the risks associated with planned software changes.
The majority of system outages are a result of poorly planned software changes.

A comprehensive SCM solution provides the three R's of SCM:

  • Reliability
  • Reproducibility
  • Referential Integrity

Reliability

  • Avoiding Regression
  • Ensuring the correct version of software are used
  • Ensuring changes are properly authorized
  • Ensuring all components of a release are distributed

Reproducability

  • Ensuring that lost applications can be reproduced

Referential Integrity

  • Managing the relationship between all software components
  • Maintaining a detailed audit trail through the entire software life cycle


What does an effective SCM solution address?

  • Source Version Management
  • Executable Object Version Management
  • Release Management
  • Change Approvals
  • Audit Trails
  • Extract

For more Information visit our SCM Solutions Page

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