Teamstudio Build Manager
Build automation system
- Fast, consistent, one-click builds
- Audit trail of actions ensures compliance with internal policies/external regulations
- Controlled promotions via approval process with multiple approval levels
- Safe, automated database signing during build process
- Design rollback for when things go wrong
Getting your application from development to production shouldn’t be an adventure. Teamstudio Build Manager provides a framework for organizing, managing, and automating the build process so that every build is consistently efficient, secure, and predictable.
Automation ensures that a file is properly configured for the next stage with the right ACLs, database properties, and agent settings. Combined with Build Manager’s signing flexibility, automation allows individuals unassociated with the development project to perform a build with little or no assistance.
“Before we installed Build Manager our promotion process would take about an hour and required several steps. We can now move a change—backing up, compiling, signing and promoting—with the push of a single button.” - Adam Morgan, Superior Technical Resources
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Make good practice a reality
Build Manager makes good practice standard operating procedure by incorporating the development habits that produce successful, repeatable results.
Build Manager promotion path (click image to enlarge)
In Build Manager, the path to production is carefully laid out. Authority is clearly defined to ensure a strict separation of duties, with a streamlined approval process that includes up to five levels of approval.
Using Build Manager Administration functions, you can store IDs, ACLs and server names in the product to help automate the build process. This allows individuals not associated with the development project to perform a build with little or no intervention. This allows you to define who can and cannot deploy an application. With Build Manager, you can store one ID for the entire build, or assign multiple IDs for different purposes. Signing without direct access to the signer is also possible.
As an application moves along the promotion path, Build Manager automatically generates a Promotion Log documenting the success or failure of each step in a promotion. The Promotion Log provides an audit trail that can demonstrate compliance with both internal policies and external regulations.
Faster, simpler, easier to manage
Automation is the key to efficiency. Build Manager makes it easy to automate the build process by predefining each action performed on the target application before or after it gets promoted to a new server. The program includes macros for even greater automation.
And Build Manager makes it easier to organize and manage your applications through a variety of views. The views enable you to sort through many databases quickly for easier access. View-specific action buttons are automatically displayed to speed your work.
Use Build Manager with other Teamstudio tools for expanded capabilities:
- Automated version creation (Teamstudio CIAO!)
- Automated design audit of databases (Teamstudio Analyzer)
- Automated search and replace (Teamstudio Configurator)
“Our developers and administrators are very pleased with Teamstudio Build Manager. It’s an excellent support for our work, because it does what it is supposed to do. And our customers are thrilled that we can so quickly and easily implement the special features they need.” - Sven Petri, KRZN
CASE STUDY: Insurance company builds faster, better applications
A large UK insurance company improved a slow and error-prone manual build process by installing Build Manager. Read the case study
CASE STUDY: Build automation supports firm's rapid growth
Installing Build Manager provided TD Waterhouse with the speed, control, and security its rapid growth required in its Notes development environment. Read the case study
CASE STUDY: Standard Life sees huge cost savings
By automating its build process, Standard Life achieved a savings of approximately £100,000 over three years. Read the case study
CASE STUDY: Ontario gets more done despite fixed budget
The government of Ontario streamlined application promotion using Build Manager, freeing up significant developer time for other tasks. Read the case study
CASE STUDY: Bank ensures separation of development and production
Fionia Bank of Denmark uses Build Manager to help it comply with auditors' requirement that development and production stay separate. Read the case study
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