Many organizations are using HP Release Control to reduce the risk of change-influenced downtime. Not all organizations are benefiting from its many advanced features, like Risk and Impact analysis, collision detection or identifying unauthorized changes. Collectively, these features present information that support your decision making processes. How this information is presented, determines the speed in which you can make these decisions.

Through reports and filters you can manage and speed up the representation of your decision making data. With filters you can find and classify specific Requests for Change. These filters can be used across modules and you can combine them to create very complex criteria. These filters can also be applied to time periods to specifically manage blackout periods and change windows.

Trend reports allow you to track changes over time. Abnormal or latent changes can be tracked and evaluated. Change analysis reports will help you identify pain points, by providing detailed statistics broken out by each Business Application. They can even classify them by severity level, so you can track how change influences your most business critical applications.

The Post Implementation Reports also provide highly-valuable statistics including Outcome over time that helps identify trends such as an increasing or decreasing number of failed, successful, cancelled, or even successful with problem changes. In addition, by applying a filter, change managers could even identify increasing or decreasing trends for a specific implementer.

For a quick glance into how Release Control can be beneficial to your organization’s change process, please view this short video from ConfigureTek.