Good morning, "Tight as a Drum" (tm) http://www.upisox.com/drum.html provides outstanding software change management functionality. It's "Beat the Drum" (tm) module provides SOX-savvy reporting that directly addresses auditor points of inquiry. The product works great for BPCS. Here's a reference letter excerpt from Wabash Technologies which is moving from v6 to v8: "It's true that the internal controls enforced by Tight as a Drum add time relative to the manual methods we were used to. On the other hand, the product has made us more productive: with Tight as a Drum it's possible to quickly extract a group of linked objects as we begin a project and the process of deploying and installing the finished code after the testing is finished is much more efficient than it used to be. The productivity for AS/SET development projects is also a really big plus for us." Productive interfaces with other development environments (e.g. LANSA, Websphere, VBasic, AllFusion, etc.) are also available. The product also arrives with a fully integrated help desk managment module called "Drum Roll" (tm) ... alternatively, APIs are available to knit your existing help desk product together with Tight as a Drum. Some companies are using "By Invitation Only" (tm) software as a starting point for assessing separation of duty compliance within BPCS. http://www.unbeatenpathintl.com/BIOnly-start/source/1.html Other SOX-savvy ideas for BPCS: http://www.upisox.com/bells.html Warm regards, Milt Habeck Unbeaten Path North America:(888) 874-8008 International: (262) 681-3151 mhabeck@xxxxxxxxxx +++++++ +++++++ ++++++ ++++++ ++++++ ++++++ From: David Gibbs To: SSA's BPCS ERP System Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 5:46 PM Subject: Re: [BPCS-L] Software Change Control and Configuration ManagementTool for BPCS, iSeries, and VB applications Venu Gopal wrote:
We are looking for a software change control and configuration management tool to work with our BPCS applications on the iSeries (AS/400) and Visual Basic applications. This is to aid in satisfying a 'separation of duties' gap found in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) related auditing in my company.
Venu: MKS Implementer (for iSeries, including BPCS, objects), coupled with MKS Source Integrity (for PC/Unix source code) and Integrity Manager (for issue tracking) would probably do everything you are looking for. Contact me privately if you would like some more information. david(who works for MKS in addition to running these lists)