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A Better Solution introduced iApproveIt 1.0 on 9/1/2021.

iApproveIt is a new easy DevOps Process Tool that provides Instant Real-Time Process and Approval Control.

An iDeployIt 1.0.1 patch was released on 9/1/2021
and ClearTrigger 13.1.2 was patched on 10/12/2021.

iDeployIt is a flexible Software Deployment DevOps product for today's software deployment scenarios.


ABS Introduces iApproveIt 1.0
Free Instant Real-Time Process and Approval Control


iApproveIt is an application that allows for the real-time interactive approval and notification of watched or controlled events. The insertion of such control was previously cumbersome because it was performed via email which required the email receiver to respond before the process could continue which resulted in delays if the receiver was not currently at their desk to read and respond to the email. Furthermore, the receiver (or approver) could not guarantee that their approval or disapproval of the action was adhered to as emails can be lost, misinterpreted or even ignored.

With iApproveIt, Real-Time Interactive Notifications can be sent directly to an approver's phone or associated channel without having to know the approver's mobile phone number or channel link and the approvers wishes are automatically adhered to in real-time thus lowering process approval and real notification from minutes or hours to just seconds.

Some of the features for release 1.0 include:

Real-Time Interactive Approvals of controlled events allow controlling parties to give Real-Time approval from anywhere, on-the-go.
Real-Time Notifications of state changes for watched events allow interested parties to stay in-the-know in Real-Time.
Real-Time Web Polls or Testing allows for the quick gathering of peer opinions, permission or the testing of policy.
Communications Dashboard provides a centralized place to receive, view and address critical actions that are pending your approval or advise.
Multiple External Notification/Approval Options allow for communication to other Vendor Channels like MS Teams, Slack, RingCentral, WebEx or others.

iApproveIt provides Instant Real-Time Process and Approval Control Read more on iApproveIt.

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iApproveIt released on
iDeployIt is a flexible Software Deployment DevOps product for today's software deployment scenarios.


View a 3 minute movie about iDeployIt... ABS Introduces iDeployIt 1.0.1
A Better Way to Deploy Software


iDeployIt is a flexible Software Deployment DevOps product for today's software deployment scenarios. It allows for local distributions and complex remote multi-server environments deliveries. It provides business logic gates to control and configure software before, during and after deployment, using configurable triggers. iDeployIt integrates with all CM tools or build processes providing version control extraction, software building and post-delivery customization as part of a deployment.

Some of the new or recent features for release 1.0.1 include:

Real-time Web-Enabled Interface provides a real-time central location to view and compare current and previous deployments and the ability to dig-down and view details of any Deployment.
Natural Language CMD interface provides a simple CMD for starting deployments where you can simply provide the Key Number or Product Name, Destination Location and Release String to deploy a product.
Completely Free Receiver Infrastructure is always included for iDeployIt. There is only a cost for the shipping license. There is no license or agent cost for receivers so you can deploy to as many locations as needed.
Triggerable Events During Deployment provide opportunities to customize the deployment process before, during and after the deployment. You can customize parts of the deployment at the origination and/or destination locations.
Integrates with all CM and Build Tools through an open interface that allows iDeployIt to easily call external products thus adding that products functionality to a "Deployment" while also allowing external products to easily call iDeployIt thus adding "Deployment Functionality" to that product.
Multiple parallel shippers/receivers are allowed to improve performance, take advantage of available bandwidth, provide location-specific policy or added security.
Drill-down Deployment Details reporting allows you to get to the root cause of a deployment problem in 1-2 clicks.
Historical View Windows allow you to view and compare current and previous deployments in real-time as well as provide the ability to drill-down and view details of any Deployment.
Deployment Details Dialogs show real-time deployment details with graphical representations of each step and the deployment as a whole. See Deployment Log entries containing details of the deployment including custom content written directly from your deployment scripts.
Detailed Bill-of-Materials Dialogs allow you to quickly view all files, directories and deployment triggers that were selected for the deployment.
Time Usage Graph Dialogs allow you to identify bottlenecks with easy-to-read Pie Charts. Quickly identify steps that took a significant amount of time and view their details with a single click.
Push or Pull Continuous Build or Deployment Capabilities are easily implemented because iDeployIt can call any CM tool to extract a configuration to deploy and those tool call iDeployIt to initial a deployment.
Versioned Controlled Deployments allow for repeatable redeployments and easy rollbacks.
Fine Grained User Permissions enable you to control who can deploy what products and where those products can be deployed.

ClearTrigger provides IBM ClearCase and HCL VersionVault Trigger Control Read more on iDeployIt or view a 3 minute movie View a 3 minute movie about iDeployIt... here.

iDeployIt released on
ClearTrigger provides IBM ClearCase and HCL VersionVault Trigger Control


ABS Releases
ClearTrigger

ClearTrigger provides Enterprise Policy Control for ClearCase and VersionVault.

Release is a mandatory patch release. Recently added features include:

Supports IBM ClearCase and HCL VersionVault
Added ClearTrigger Servers
General Performance Improvements
Added Region processing for all access lists
Enhanced Functionality Bits
Added 8 Additional ClearTrigger Environmental Variables
Added use of local policy binaries
Improved Message Dialogs

ClearTrigger provides IBM ClearCase and HCL VersionVault Trigger Control Read more on ClearTrigger

ClearTrigger released on
A low-cost feature-rich alternative to ClearCase Multisite


ABS Continues with
ClearReplica

ClearReplica provides a low-cost feature-rich alternative to ClearCase Multisite.

Release 12.1 is a minor release. Recently added features include:

Enhanced shipper-side and receiver-side replication control of selected labels, branches and attributes.
Site Replication Control for:
  • - lock/unlock of lbtypes
  • - lock/unlock of brtypes
  • - lock/unlock of attypes
  • - rmelem rmver rmbranch
  • - rm/rntype lb/br/at types
Performance Enhancements.
Smaller foot-print.

ClearReplica is a Rational ClearCase Multisite Alternative Read more on ClearReplica

ClearReplica released on