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The CARMA Standard Access Repository (CSAR) provides an "out-of-the-box" solution for customers searching for a handsome integration of their Changeman-system into RDz.

It offers actions for copying elements from Changeman into a PDS, so the full functionality of RDz is accessible to the developers, but also functions to store PDS-members back to Changeman, hence supporting the software-product´s life-cycle.

Compare-actions offer a convenient way to keep track of changes or find similarities in different elements.

Implementation of CSAR is easy, as all necessary components are delivered and only the "final step” to call the Changeman-services has to be built in into the associated Skeleton-REXX. Therefore, a running installation can be achieved quite fast. Preferences and a host based configuration-file allow the easy customization of CSAR to the customers need.

The RAM is preconfigured, compiled and fully functional. All the customer has to do is to fill in his personal code into the delivered REXXs, which then are called by the RAM for the associated action. Communication is handled by using a predefined set of ISPF-variables which are accessible within the REXX.

CSAR is the perfect solution for all customers looking for an easy way to integrate their Changeman-system and can be customized to fit any customer's requirements

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  • + Functional details

    The supported functionality of CSAR contains:

    • Searching packages with the usual search-criteria
    • Configurable tabular views for result and components
    • A set of actions for add, personal check out, check in and build
    • Actions for promote, audit freeze, delete, etc. on packages as well as on components
    • Functions to compare components with each other as well as with the current work-file
    With these actions it is possible to provide components in a way that the user can use the whole RDz functionality to do his changes and also respect the element's life-cycle.

    All Changeman versions will be supported.

  • + Business problem

    Customer uses an individual customized Changeman, hence existing standard solutions for integrating into RDz/RTC Eclipse are not sufficient.

    Customer works with an older release of Changeman.

    Working parallel in RDz/RTC and ISPF should be possible.

  • + Business opportunity

    Only the Q four solution offers the possibility to integrate customer extensions on the Host, as well as the selection of the execution mode in foreground or batch.

    Customer wants to work in a similar way like on the Host.

    Only CSAR for Changeman is not depending on a specific version and allows using RDz/RTC and ISPF in parallel on a shared code base.

    Customer can modernize his application development platforms with RDz/RTC, while keeping his established Changeman-processes.

    After introducing RDz/RTC the customer enables his developers to switch from ISPF to the new development platform quickly and effectively.

  • + Return on investment

    Three to six months, depending on the customer-specific development environment.

    By avoiding the media gap faster and more efficient use of resources managed by Changeman can be achieved.

    Customer has little effort in switching from ISPF to RDz / RTC.

  • + Competitive advantage

    The existing Changeman based processes can be maintained unchanged in the modernization of the development environment by introducing RDz / RTC.

    For highly customized Changeman-systems the Q four solution gives the customers the opportunity to simply reuse their self developed individual adaptations which often consumed years of manpower for being developed.

    The well known ISPF user-interface and workflow (searching elements, tabular representations of the results and direct invocation of actions on table elements) is recreated. The strong recognition value guarantees high acceptance and rapid incorporation into the development cycle.

    All Changeman versions will be supported.

    Supported versions of RDz: 6.x., 7.x., 8.x.

  • + Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
       Ship Building
    Automotive Industry
       Automotive OEMs (Manuf of Cars, Light Trucks, Motorbikes)
       Automotive Suppliers
       Distributors, Importers, Retailers
       Heavy Equipment
    Banking Industry
       Banking - Global Customer Management
       Banking - Other
    Chemicals & Petroleum Industry
       Chemicals & Life Sciences
    Computer Services Industry
       Business Recovery Services
       Computer Leasing and Rental
       Computer Maintenance & Services
       DP Education
       Prepackaged Software
       System Integration
    Consumer Products Industry
       CP - Beverages & Tobacco
       CP - Food Manufacturing
       CP - General Processing
       CP - Household / Health & Beauty
    Education Industry
       Basic/Secondary Education
       Higher Education
    Electronics Industry
       Technology Systems and Microelectronics
    Energy & Utilities Industry
       Combo Electric/Gas
       Electric and Gas Energy Services Traders
    Financial Markets Industry
       Financial Markets - Global Customer Management
       Financial Markets - Other
    Government Central/Federal industry
       Defense and National Security
       Environ., Transp. & Pub. Works
       Finance and Administration
       Public Safety and Justice
       Social Services
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, City/Mun.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, County/Shire
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, Spec. Dist.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, State/Prov.
       Fin. & Admin, City/Municipal
       Fin. & Admin, County/Shire
       Fin. & Admin, Special District
       Fin. & Admin, State/Prov./Reg.
       Other Government
       PS & Justice, City/Municipal
       PS & Justice, County/Shire
       PS & Justice, Special District
       PS & Justice, State/Prov./Reg.
       Soc. Services, City/Municipal
       Soc. Services, County/Shire
       Soc. Services, State/Prov/Reg.
    Healthcare Industry
       Alternate Healthcare
       Healthcare Other
       Health Plans / Payors
       Integrated Healthcare Systems / Hospitals
       Physicians / Clinics
    Industrial Products Industry
       Fabrication & Assembly
       Forest Products
       Other Process
    Insurance Industry
       Insurance Carriers - Life & Asset Management (L&AM)
       Insurance Carriers - Property & Casualty (P&C)
       Insurance Intermediaries
       Other Insurance, N.E.C.
    Life Sciences Industry
    Media & Entertainment Industry
       Printing & Publishing
    Professional Services Industry
       Business Services
       Legal Services
       Management Consulting
       Marketing & Public Opinion Research
    Retail Industry
       Retail - Apparel Manufacturing
       Retail - Department Stores
       Retail - Direct Marketing
       Retail - Retail Food
       Retail - Food Services
       Retail - Hard Goods
       Retail - Mass Merchants
       Retail - Pharmacy/Drug
       Retail - Specialty
    Telecommunications Industry
    Travel & Transportation Industry
       Car Rental
       Freight Airlines
       Freight Forwarders & Arrangers
       Freight Services
       Global Dist. Systems / CRS
       Passenger Airlines
       Passenger Water Transportation
       Post Operations
       Tour Operations and Arrangers
       Travel Agencies
       Urban Transportation
    Wholesale Distribution & Services Industry
       Wholesale - Food/Food Svc/Drug
       Wholesale - General Trading Co.
       Wholesale - Non-Durables
       Wholesale - Durables
       Wholesale - Services

  • + Solution areas

    Aerospace & Defense
       Integrated Production and Supply
       Program Management
       Service Lifecycle Management
    Chemicals and Petroleum
       Demand Management
       Production management
       Value chain management
    Consumer Products
       Wholesale systems
    Energy and Utilities
       Network Transformation
    Financial Markets
    Financial Services/Banking
       Automated Solutions
       Enterprise Payment Platform (Back Office/Payments)
       Infrastructure and Support Services
       Internet Banking
       Operations & Processing
       Product Manufacturing
       Service to Sales (Front Office)
    Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
       Administrative Systems
       Clinical Care
       Finance and Accounting
       Operations and Regulations
       Administration Systems and Services
          Claims Administration
          Policy Administration
       Agent Management
       Core Insurance
       Insurance distribution and services
    Life Sciences
    Media and Entertainment
       Business Transformation
       Infrastructure Systems and Management
       Network Operations
          Transmission and Distribution
    Travel and Transportation
       Airline Operations
       Airport Operations
    Wholesale Distribution
    Cross industry
       Business Intelligence
       Computer Services
          Systems Management

  • + Customer size

    Primary target
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)
    Secondary target
    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)

  • + Languages supported

    Spanish; Castilian

  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

    Algeria , Angola , Benin , Botswana , Bouvet Island , Burkina Faso , Burundi , Cameroon , Cape Verde , Central African Republic , Chad , Comoros , Congo , Congo, The Democratic Republic of the , Côte d'Ivoire , Djibouti , Equatorial Guinea , Eritrea , Ethiopia , Gabon , Gambia , Ghana , Guinea , Guinea-Bissau , Kenya , Lesotho , Liberia , Madagascar , Malawi , Mali , Mauritania , Mauritius , Mayotte , Morocco , Mozambique , Namibia , Niger , Nigeria , Rwanda , Réunion , Senegal , Seychelles , Sierra Leone , Somalia , South Africa , Swaziland , São Tome and Principe , Tanzania, United Republic of , Togo , Tunisia , Uganda , Western Sahara , Zambia , Zimbabwe

    Anguilla , Antigua and Barbuda , Argentina , Aruba , Bahamas , Barbados , Belize , Bermuda , Bolivia , Brazil , Canada , Cayman Islands , Chile , Colombia , Costa Rica , Dominica , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , El Salvador , Falkland Islands (Malvinas) , French Guiana , Greenland , Grenada , Guadeloupe , Guatemala , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , Jamaica , Martinique , Mexico , Montserrat , Netherlands Antilles , Nicaragua , Panama , Paraguay , Peru , Puerto Rico , Saint Kitts and Nevis , Saint Lucia , Saint Pierre and Miquelon , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , Suriname , Trinidad and Tobago , Turks and Caicos Islands , United States , Uruguay , Venezuela , Virgin Islands, British , Virgin Islands, U.S.

    American Samoa , Australia , Azerbaijan , Bangladesh , Bhutan , British Indian Ocean Territory , Brunei Darussalam , Cambodia , China , Christmas Island , Cocos (Keeling) Islands , Cook Islands , Fiji , French Polynesia , Guam , Hong Kong S.A.R. of China , India , Indonesia , Japan , Kazakhstan , Kiribati , Korea, Republic of , Kyrgyzstan , Lao People's Democratic Republic , Macao S.A.R. of China , Malaysia , Marshall Islands , Micronesia, Federated States of , Mongolia , Myanmar , Nepal , New Caledonia , New Zealand , Norfolk Island , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Philippines , Samoa , Singapore , Sri Lanka , Taiwan , Tajikistan , Thailand , Timor-Leste , Turkmenistan , Viet Nam

    Åland Islands , Albania , Andorra , Armenia , Austria , Belarus , Belgium , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Bulgaria , Croatia , Cyprus , Czech Republic , Denmark , Estonia , Faroe Islands , Finland , France , Georgia , Germany , Gibraltar , Greece , Holy See (Vatican City State) , Hungary , Iceland , Ireland , Italy , Latvia , Liechtenstein , Lithuania , Luxembourg , Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of , Malta , Moldova, Republic of , Monaco , Netherlands , Norway , Poland , Portugal , Romania , Russian Federation , San Marino , Slovakia , Slovenia , Spain , Svalbard and Jan Mayen , Sweden , Switzerland , Turkey , Ukraine , United Kingdom , Uzbekistan

    Afghanistan , Bahrain , Egypt , Iraq , Israel , Jordan , Kuwait , Lebanon , Oman , Pakistan , Palestinian Territory, Occupied , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates , Yemen

    Antarctica , French Southern Territories , Heard Island and McDonald Islands , Maldives , Nauru , Niue , Pitcairn , Saint Helena , Solomon Islands , Tokelau , Tonga , Tuvalu , United States Minor Outlying Islands , Vanuatu , Wallis and Futuna

  • + Available from these resellers

    Q Group AG
       Niederlassung Deutschland
       Postfach 2015
       Frankenthal ,  Pfalz   67210
     Contact name Peter-Justin Ludwig
       Phone +49 (0)6233 369 4699
       Fax +49 (0)6233 366 154

  • + Solution collateral

    Name Date Categories
    May 13, 2011 Products
    Platform Summary
    May 13, 2011 News/Marketing
    Fact Sheet

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    Windows XP family
       Desktops and Notebooks (all brands, including ThinkPad/ThinkCentre PCs by Lenovo)
    z/OS 1.9
       IBM Systems: System z
    z/OS 1.10
       IBM Systems: System z
    z/OS 1.11
       IBM Systems: System z
    z/OS 1.12
       IBM Systems: System z

  • + Services

    IBM Implementation Services for System z
    IBM Information Lifecycle Management Services
    IBM Software Support
    IBM Solution Support Services
    Application Enabling Services
    Business Solutions: Application Innovation
    Business Solutions: Strategy & Change
    Education & Training
    Hardware & Software Support Services
    Industry Leadership Solutions
    Product Support Services
    Professional Services
    Services: Application Implementation
    Services: Custom Application Development
    Services: Integration
    Other Services

Date last modified:    May 2, 2012

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Contact information

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+49 (0)6233 369 4699


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