Kenco wanted to accelerate the delivery of its custom-developed software. Its existing software development tools did not meet all of the company’s needs. In addition, issues with the existing processes for software configuration management, builds and deployments caused software deployment failures and random outages. “Some of the biggest problems we had were related to deployments”, says Don Johnson, senior solutions architect, Kenco. “When you deploy RPG programs that are compiled incorrectly, the application will have errors.” As a result, testers would spend time troubleshooting issues with the deployment rather than testing the code.
To resolve these challenges, Kenco wanted to create a more collaborative application lifecycle management process. The company believed that adhering to such process would accelerate software delivery, reduce outage frequency and ultimately help improve product quality.
The company implemented a solution consisting of a suite of IBM Rational software along with the ARCAD Pack for Rational solution.