Rational Asset Manager v7.1 was made available on June 27, 2008. This represents the third publicly available release of the product. The other releases included V7.0, V 7.0.0.1 and v7.0.02. Here are all the great new features that we release in RAM v7.1 Customers in our beta program have told us they really like the improved user interface and product capabilities. You can check it out for your self by downloading a RAM V7.1 trial or using the hosted RAM instance. The hosted RAM instance is still at Rational Asset Manager v7.0 but will be updated to Rational Asset Manager v7.1 over the coming months. You can pick which one on the Try TAB by selecting Download | Online trial Come back soon for future posts from the product team.

Best Regards, Carlos

Theme
Proof Points
Benefits
Automation of Asset Creation
  • Client API support for asset operations from Eclipse & command line.
  • Policy Server API
  • Batch Asset Loader and API adapter extension
  • Integration with WebSphere Business Modeler, WebSphere Integration Developer
  • Easier and faster to populate and maintain assets in Rational Asset Manager using the tools a customer uses today
  • Ensure asset meta data are kept up to date automatically
  • Allows Rational Asset Manager integration with a customers environment
  • Understand how business processes relate to software implementations to facilitate or better manage change
Asset Lifecycle and Traceability
  • §Rational Team Concert support
  • §CC UCM support
  • §CC and CQ v7.1 support
  • Subversion support via ClearVision
  • Identify an asset’s versioned artifacts allowing you to understand what was used to develop and build the asset
  • Quickly submit change requests for an asset
  • §WSRR v6.1 support
  • §Integration Tivoli CMDB v7.1
  • Understand how assets are relate to deployed operational services and release packages
  • Ensure only reviewed an approved release packages are deployed to reduce outages and allow auditing of releases
  • Link installed software installations with software images and fine grained development assets so that you can understand the impact of change
  • Graphical asset relationships
  • Reporting
  • Understand the impact of change and reduce outages by being able identify and notify related asset owners & consumers
  • Quantify ROI of asset reuse
  • Identify bottlenecks in asset development process
Governance
  • Policy management integration
  • Reporting improvements
  • Automate manual review processes
  • Reduce risk exposures for asset reuse by automating asset policy validation.
  • Ensure assets are compatible with enterprise architecture (EA) to reduce maintenance and training costs.
Making Enterprise Architecture Actionable
  • Asset Library Support
  • Policies enforcement
  • Easier and faster to share assets and their information usage model with partners, customers and others
Consumability
  • §Rational Asset Manager install & setup verification
  • Eclipse plugin usability improvements
  • Easier and faster to install, setup and use RAM
  • Create and use assets quickly and easily from within your IDE
Collaboration
  • Community portal pages with customizable portlets
  • Rational Team Concert integration
  • Graphical search
  • Share libraries of assets across multiple customer or partner repositories
  • Better communication for developing & sharing assets within communities
  • Find assets faster
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