Comprehensive VM Library Management at its best
Our SOURCEBANK/VM product helps you manage your projects, keeping them secure and under control. Quickly. Easily. Totally. And we all know that a project under control is a project that saves Time. And time is Money. Can you afford to wait?
SOURCEBANK/VM is a full-function library management system designed specifically for VM/CMS. SOURCEBANK/VM provides absolute Version Control over any type of CMS file regardless of format or size, including files with variable length records not eligible for CMS update control. These include source code, SCRIPT files, JCL, EXECs, object code and data files. It provides Controlled multi-user Access to files by granting "ownership" of a file through a CHECKOUT/CHECKIN process which prevents conflicts caused by concurrent updates. SOURCEBANK/VM provides Security in accordance with parameters set by the SOURCEBANK/VM Administrator and produces Management Reports from the complete Audit History it maintains on every file.
FEATURES and BENEFITS
Availability of multiple versions of files
SOURCEBANK/VM provides online access to multiple versions of all files. For example, the TEST as well as the PRODUCTION version of a program, data or other type of file can be managed and made available through SOURCEBANK/VM.
Centralized control over changes to files
SOURCEBANK/VM provides a flexible security system which allows the installation to specify security parameters on as detailed a level as necessary (to individual files, users, or functions, if required). This is accomplished by using either REXX code or pattern-matching algorithms.
Managed multi-user access to files
SOURCEBANK/VM allows multiple authorized users access to files using a CHECKOUT/ CHECKIN process which effectively eliminates the problem of concurrent changes.
Automatic expansion of included files
SOURCEBANK/VM provides facilities which automatically expand included files. This allows you the option of operating without conventional MACLIBs. The EXPAND facility not only recognizes language dependent INCLUDE syntaxes (such as the COBOL COPY statement and the SCRIPT.im command) but also INCLUDE syntaxes from other library management systems, such as LIBRARIAN, PANVALET and ICCF.
Interface to guest operating systems
SOURCEBANK/VM allows you to exploit the full power of the VM development environment for your DOS/VSE, MVS, or CMS application by providing tools to facilitate the compilation of programs for testing and production in the target guest operating system.
Audit trail of library activity
SOURCEBANK/VM maintains a complete audit trail of activity for all files in its libraries. This audit log may be viewed online or produced in hardcopy through the reporting component of SOURCEBANK/VM. A comprehensive set of additional management reports is also provided.
Optional full-screen user interface
SOURCEBANK/VM provides a menu-driven user interface which is compatible with (but does not require) ISPF. This provides the new user or newcomer to CMS, an easy-to-learn introduction to SOURCEBANK/VM and the CMS-based program development/maintenance process while allowing the "expert" to use the familiar CMS command-line interface.
SOURCEBANK/VM requires no modifications to CP or CMS. Files are maintained in standard CMS formats so that all native CMS file maintenance options and facilities are available.
SOURCEBANK/VM automates the handling of CMS UPDATE and CMS packed file formats, conserving disk space. The user does not have to contend with the complexity of applying updates or unpacking files.
Meeting the Needs of Today's Software Development Center
Data Processing personnel are under a lot of pressure. Dependable and timely production systems are no longer simply the user's expectation but an absolute business necessity. Backlogs are no longer measured in months but in years. System enhancements critical to an organization’s long term success are postponed to meet current system maintenance demands.
SOURCEBANK/VM allows you to achieve higher levels of productivity and control by providing support to all levels of data processing personnel.
SOURCEBANK/VM provides a flexible security structure which allows management to establish appropriate levels of control over the development and production environments.
Management reports provide visibility into the development process and the status of programs and development projects. The following reports provide information which can help management spot problem areas and take appropriate, timely action.
· Audit Log
· Security Violations
· Checkout List by Library
· Checkout List by User ID
· Individual File Status and History
· Cross Reference by Include Member or Macro
· Cross Reference by Program
Development and Maintenance Staff
SOURCEBANK/VM helps to bring greater organization and structure into the development process which makes it more easily understood and managed. SOURCEBANK/VM allows multi-user access to files but eliminates the problem of concurrent and conflicting changes.
SOURCEBANK/VM is now even easier to learn and use with the availability of the ISPF compatible menu-driven full-screen user interface. The flexibility of the command line interface has also been enhanced, allowing the experienced user to customize SOURCEBANK/VM to meet more specialized requirements.
By recognizing and strengthening the separation of the production environment from the various testing environments which may exist, the likelihood of an uncontrolled or inadvertent migration of an inadequately tested program to production is minimized.
Even the most thoroughly tested software may cause problems under the stress of production situations. When this happens, SOURCEBANK/VM provides facilities to “back out” new versions of files and re-institute prior versions.
SOURCEBANK/VM will run on IBM 2003, 30XX, 43XX, 9XXX, S/390 or compatibles.
VM/SP Release 4 or better. In order to run the full-screen user interface VM/SP Release 4, Put #8606 (Console Macro Support) or better is required. In essence, any current VM system will run SOURCEBANK/VM.
The SOURCEBANK/VM service machine requires 4 megabytes of storage. A relocatable module running in each user machine requires 512K bytes. If the module is saved in a DCSS, 348K will be shared by all users.
A minimal configuration requires 15 megabytes of disk for the system plus DASD of any size for each user library.
SOURCEBANK/VM is a trade mark of RJM Systems, Inc. All other product names are trade marks of their respective owners.