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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is SCM?

The SCM (Software Configuration Management) function of EDMS provides a uniform method of tracking and controlling changes to your enterprise systems. EDMS provides full traceability in order to determine who did what and when. This is. done to enforce configuration auditing. In addition, EDMS provides a consistent method of deploying changes across your enterprise solution.

What Is Change Control?

The objective of change control management in EDMS is to ensure that standardized methods and procedures are used for efficient and prompt handling of all changes to control your enterprise systems, in order to minimize the number and impact of any related incidents from a migration. Central to EDMS change control are the SCM and Workflow & Security processes, which are described in the previous section. EDMS utilizes Release Management to carry out the changes throughout the system. Successful releases can then be re-used and deployed to other targets upon acceptance.

How Does EDMS Use Automated Testing?

EDMS has automated test capabilities. Here, users define their test cases along with the required data input, and EDMS handles the rest. As described in the section on Process Automation, one of the most popular automation options within EDMS is our Meridian Enterprise Test Automation (META).

What Role Does Workflow Security Play In Change Control?

Flexible workflow and role-based security are critical components towards implementing an approval and rejection process as part of change control. Workflow steps and actions are fully configurable, with the ability to implement role-based security at any stage in the lifecycle of the workflow.

What Is Environment Compare & Merge?

Environment compare & merge is EDMS' ability to analyze any differences between two or more environments. The analysis of the comparison can then be used to merge changes between environments using our Environment Compare & Merge functionality. This feature is extremely powerful as it brings order to chaos when working on multiple data sets.

Our Storage footprint and cost was continually increasing, Quality of test data was insufficient in spite of higher volumes of accounts to provide more scenarios, refreshing test environments was time consuming due to higher account volumes, no method in place to provide purge functionality that would maintain data integrity. After implementing the Meridian EDMS platform the Immediate result was the elimination of 17TB of premium storage that supported test environments and one high end Unix server that hosted the databases, reductions in storage growth provided O&M savings of $2 M costs over 5 Years, avoided capital costs of $4.4 M from storage purchases no longer required, smaller test databases through EDMS functionality that provides representative samples of accounts specific to our installation, faster test database refreshes through EDMS representative samples and Improved test quality through an EDMS data extraction process which allows users to extract accounts that specifically address their test scenarios.

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