Copado vs. Digital.ai Release

Overview
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Copado
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Copado is a Native Full DevOps Solution for Salesforce from the company of the same name in Chicago, designed to support fast, error-free releases. Its value stream maps enable users to visualize a team’s delivery process, identify bottlenecks, and gather metrics and insights on time and quality. Users can automatically merge and manage Salesforce XML with dynamically created release plans and 12 types of deployment steps, including full profiles. In March 2021, Copado acquired New…N/A
Digital.ai Release
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Digital.ai Release, formerly XebiaLabs XL Release, is a release management tool designed for enterprises that enables users to control and track releases, standardize processes, and bake compliance and security into software release pipelines. As a release orchestration tool, Digital.ai Release works specifically for continuous delivery, and enables teams across an organization to model and monitor releases, automate tasks within IT infrastructure, in order to cut release times and improve…N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
CopadoDigital.ai Release
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
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9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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User Testimonials
CopadoDigital.ai Release
Likelihood to Recommend
Copado Solutions
When we have a large organization and number of changes and deployments are more than we should go for Copado. As we know it is a paid managed package and the cost is high so for dealing with fewer deployments it is not preferable to buy. Copado is well suited for users who don't have much technical understanding. So those users can see the User interface select the changes that need to be deployed by selecting the metadata. From Git operation to deployment all is handled by Copado itself. Copado has reduced the efforts for creating the package.xml and direct deployments can be done within a few clicks. Another Major aspect is that it can be directly synced with Jira or Azzure board from where the user stories will be synced and actions can be performed accordingly. For small organization, Copado can be expensive and to set up and maintain we need a technical person to do so.
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Digital.ai (formerly XebiaLabs, CollabNet VersionOne, and Arxan)
Mainly used in release management where all deployments are well managed and processed further based on the approval system. Complete enterprise-level solution with minor difficulties which need to be added to product improvement features. Integration with other CI-CD tools makes it easier to perform tasks in terms of release and deployments.
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Pros
Copado Solutions
  • Metadata Deployments
  • Data Deployments
  • Salesforce CPQ deployments that require a lot of various Data
  • Transferring deployments between teams.
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Digital.ai (formerly XebiaLabs, CollabNet VersionOne, and Arxan)
  • Cross-team release workflow control using email, texts, scripts allow our release management to be truly a 360 process.
  • XL Release allowing our Jenkins toolchain to control the beginning of release trains which is very powerful.
  • XL release allows us to expose the business process flow for anyone to read direct at the source which runs the process instead of a separate vision.
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Cons
Copado Solutions
  • Back promotions are sometimes difficult and behave in a weird manner
  • After the deployment to production next changes in the pull request shows all the changes from the previous release as well
  • Cannot be used through mobile
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Digital.ai (formerly XebiaLabs, CollabNet VersionOne, and Arxan)
  • Pagination of data - across tool.
  • User Roles Management API can be improved.
  • Case insensitive ID's are treated differently making user face login and access issues.
  • Dependency on Universal template/custom plugins creation should be reduced.
  • Code versioning of templates is very difficult.
  • Better error handling.
  • Futures Timeout Issues.
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Usability
Copado Solutions
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Digital.ai (formerly XebiaLabs, CollabNet VersionOne, and Arxan)
The tool is easy to use, easy to navigate and learn. Manages releases with proper approvals in a systematic manner. Though it needs minor improvements in terms of pagination (data loading), access management, but, overall the tool helps in increasing productivity and less time for production deployments.
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Support Rating
Copado Solutions
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Digital.ai (formerly XebiaLabs, CollabNet VersionOne, and Arxan)
Support is not good at all. To this day, I have to mail my queries and their support site does not log in for me (me alone). But, upon contacting many times, no one helps with a proper response. Though good thing is, I get a proper response over mail too. But, being informative about the tool and not on the issues faced by users outside of the process to get support should also be addressed equally. Which is currently missing in support.
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Alternatives Considered
Copado Solutions
Flosum is a downgrade for sure and I do not recommend it. Gearset is an upgrade and my preferred solution. Gearset has simplified the deployment path and makes it very easy to move between Salesforce instances. If there are any difficulties with Gearset they also have the best customer support for any deployment tool I've tried. Overall I'd say Gearset is #1, Copado #2 and Flosum a distant #3.
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Digital.ai (formerly XebiaLabs, CollabNet VersionOne, and Arxan)
XL release is simpler to configure and deploy to the organization than other change management platforms I have used. That simplicity has minor drawbacks requiring you to fit into a limited set of control methods but that exercise helped us simplify a needlessly onerous process.
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Return on Investment
Copado Solutions
  • It has reduced the efforts to create package.xml manually and deploy the changes
  • Another positive impact is that we can track the commits to which org they have reached in an organized way and we don't need to maintain them separately
  • For setting Copado it take a lot of time and training is required for the complete setup which is time-consuming
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Digital.ai (formerly XebiaLabs, CollabNet VersionOne, and Arxan)
  • XL release has improved our consistency of release process, removing multiple days worth of manual status checking and coordination.
  • XL release has allowed us to increase the number of beta releases we can support due to simplifying our release actions.
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