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The Forrester Wave™: Software Change And Configuration Management, Q2 2007

IBM Is The Unified SCCM Front-Runner, Subversion Leads On Standalone SCM

May 29, 2007


  • By Carey Schwaber
  • with Mike Gilpin,
  • Jacqueline Stone

Why Read This Report

Software change and configuration management (SCCM) solutions permit IT organizations to manage the changes that they make to software during development and maintenance. Forrester's product-based evaluation of 11 leading SCCM solutions across 123 criteria revealed that IBM is the front-runner in SCCM but that Subversion is the sole Leader in standalone software configuration management (SCM). Serena Dimensions comes close to IBM on current SCCM capabilities but has a less compelling product road map. Borland Software and MKS have well-rounded offerings, but neither stands out in the crowd; in contrast, Telelogic and CA both have strong appeal to narrower audiences. Microsoft's solution has matured considerably since our last evaluation and is well positioned to capture additional market share. Perforce and AccuRev are both Contenders in SCCM but Strong Performers in terms of standalone SCM; both are better in conjunction with separate change management solutions.

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Table of Contents

  • Every App Dev Organization Needs Some Degree Of SCCM Tooling
  • Our SCCM Evaluation Considers SCCM And Standalone SCM Separately
  • Unified Software Change And Configuration Management Solutions
  • Standalone Software Configuration Management Solutions
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents