Forrester Research did a product-based evaluation of 11 leading SCCM solutions across 123 criteria: “The Forrester Wave™: Software Change And Configuration Management, Q2 2007“.
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.
Microsoft has recieved permission from Forrester Research to distribute the report. The pdf file is available for download from the Microsoft site.
“Where IBM is still the front-runner in Software change and configuration management (SCCM), Microsoft’s solution has matured considerably and is well positioned to capture additional market share”, says Forrester in this report. If you’re interested to read more on this, you can find a short version here and you can purchase the full version here.