IF upgrades Computer Associates change management software

IF upgrades Computer Associates change management software

Intelligent Finance (IF), the offset banking division of the Halifax, has upgraded to the latest version of Computer Associates' (CA) AllFusion Harvest Change Manager software.

AllFusion Harvest Change Manager is a repository-based system that handles change control across IF's in-house application development projects. The system is able to co-ordinate changes across disparate Microsoft, Sun and IBM platforms.

Mike Gannon, head of applications, IF, says: "We have literally thousands of software components running across disparate hardware platforms and without AllFusion, the management of change would be, if not impossible, then heavily manual and laden with risk."

The software is expected to generate ROI within one year and minimise the risk and downtime associated with application development. CA says the system's quality processes will significantly reduce product time-to-market and ensure final applications meet the needs of the business.

The latest release of the product - version 5.1.1 - was implemented over a three-month period by CA supplier Trinem to replace AllFusion Harvest Change Manager 4, which IF had been using since 2000.

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