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Serena Software Introduces New Capabilities for the Serena Release Manager Version 5

December 06, 2013

Serena Software recently announced new capabilities for version 5 of its enterprise release management solution. Serena Release Manager v5 now offers IT organizations the ability to lower the high cost of release management through optimized management and control over their release process, automation of application deployments, and through improved integration and coordination of release teams. Serena Software specializes in Orchestrated Application Development and Release Management solutions.


In a release, Greg Sikes, Vice President and Product Officer at Serena Software said, “Serena Release Manager is the only product that reduces the high cost of release management by enabling companies to streamline and control their release process, integrate and coordinate release teams and automate application deployments, all through a single product. Serena Release Manager v5 sets a new high water mark of functionality for companies looking to solve the complexity of their release management processes.”

Most companies face challenges in the management of the various aspects of a successful release. However, with Serena Release Manager v5 these challenges are effectively negated and customers benefit from a single solution which can help in optimizing their operational efficiency, improves business customer relationships, and enhances compliance.

Derek Pecka, Retail Systems & Information Security Manager for Gordmans, said, “Serena Release Manager provides Gordmans with enterprise-class, develop-to-deploy release management and gives us the visibility, tracking and deployment automation capability we require.”

Capabilities of the Serena Release Manager v5 include - Actionable Release Dashboards with advanced KPIs that deliver insight into the complete release lifecycle, Optimized and Customizable Release Processes that improve and speed-up the release lifecycle, Standardized Runbooks-based Automated Turnovers which negate errors in manual handoffs and deployments, Virtual and physical Environment Management which optimizes pre-production environments, A Lifecycle Activity Feed offering real-time communication and collaboration among DevOps teams and a full audit trail of release tasks and approvals and The Deployment Hub offering bi-directional integration with application release automation tools of Serena and third-parties.

Capabilities of the newly updated Serena Business Manager (SBM) and Serena Service Manager include a newly designed User Interface offering enhanced intuitive interaction and end-user adoption, and easy access to browsers and mobile devices, new Work Center offering unified, centralized, and simplified workspace for stakeholders and users manage their work items and optimize coordination and collaboration with team members and stakeholders and newly improved Universal Search which simplifies search for information covering all projects and applications.




Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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