Software Configuration Management Tools

Software Configuration Management Tools Overview

Software Configuration Management (SCM) Tools handle the task of tracking and controlling changes in the software. This includes identifying individual elements and configurations, tracking changes, and version selection, control, and baselining. Some products also include defect tracking capabilities.

Software Configuration Management Products

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Perforce Helix Core

Multinational company Perforce, headquartered in Alameda, California offers a version control and peer code review solution. Perforce version control is built around Helix Core with add-on products for code review (Helix Swarm) for free, and add Git support products (Helix4Git and…

VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack Config

vRealize Automation is an infrastructure automation platform that enables private and multi-cloud environments on VMware Cloud infrastructure.


ConfigCat allows the user to launch new features and change software configuration without (re)deploying code. ConfigCat SDKs enable easy integration with any web, mobile or backend applications. The ConfigCat website enables non-developers too to switch ON/OFF application features…

IBM ClearQuest

IBM ClearQuest is an application development and production system, for change and defect tracking.

Visual SourceSafe (Discontinued)

Visual SourceSafe is a discontinued source control software offering, from Microsoft.


AccuRev, a software configuration management offering, is now owned and supported by Micro Focus since the December 2013 acquisition.

Plastic SCM

Plastic SCM is a full stack version control system that aims to make software configuration easy. It focuses on enabling dev teams get work done by facilitating branching, diffing and merging. The vendor says that for those purposes it provides cross-platform apps and GUIs with: Branch…


Composer is a free and open source dependency manager for PHP. It allows the user to declare the libraries a project depends on and it will manage (install/update) them. it manages packages on a per-project basis, installing them in a directory (e.g. vendor) inside a project and…

IBM Rational RequisitePro

IBM Rational RequitePro is an application requirement management offering.

IBM Rational ClearCase

IBM Rational ClearCase offers software configuration management and version control.

Micro Focus Dimensions CM

Dimensions CM is Software Change and Configuration Management for Agile development, developed by Serena Software and now sold by Micro Focus.

PACE Suite

PACE Suite is an application packaging and virtualization tool for: Creating MSI packages, patches, transforms, App-V and ThinApp packages, Universal Windows Platform app packages.Package authoring for managing custom actions, integrating scripts, managing permission settings for…

AdroitLogic Integration Platform Server

Containerized orchestration middleware for full-stack management of small-to-large-scale UltraESB-driven integration solution deployments! Leverage the awesome scalability of Kubernetes and other orchestration platforms to host sophisticated integrationsCut down traditional budgets…

ProvisionPoint 365

ProvisionPoint 365 is a Workspace Governance tool for Microsoft 365. A turnkey SaaS offering, ProvisionPoint 365 helps users and administrators of Microsoft 365 set up and manage governance right from the start of their journey. Built on 3 pillars of workspace governance; provisioning,…

Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager (Cisco EPN-M)

For carrier-grade networks, the Cisco EPN Manager aims to accelerates the transition to a SDN and NFV-based programmable network architecture that spans both physical and virtual elements by utilizing a unique model-driven architecture and a clear separation of content, platform…

CA Endevor Software Change Manager

CA Endevor Software Change Manager is a software configuration management option, from CA Technologies.

Micro Focus ChangeMan

ChangeMan from Serena Software is a software configuration management option.

Pointel Configuration Management Solution

Configuration Management SolutionContact centers undergo several configuration changes on a daily basis. These changes are inevitable yet necessary to support customers, improve the overall performance of a business and stay competitive in an ever-changing marketplace. To gain control…


StableNet® is a vendor-independent network and service management platform built entirely upon a single data structure. This is to enable its users to manage large multi-vendor environments, including those experiencing rapid growth from NFV, SDN, BYOD, and IoT, all from one unified…


AMPPS is presented as a bloat-free local development stack with PHP, MySQL, Apache and Softaculous.AMPPS supports all the latest versions of PHP, Apache and MySQL. Installing and updating these packages is just one click. Softaculous auto installer is also included with AMPPS which…

Bower is a package manager for the web. Web sites are made of lots of things — frameworks, libraries, assets, and utilities. Bower manages these. Keeping track of all these packages and making sure they are up to date (or set to the specific versions you need) can be tricky. Bower…


Dandelion is a free and open source Java framework aimed at making web development simpler in JVM-based environments. It helps to manipulate the web assets (JS, CSS) in different ways: assets organization in a bundle graph and classical optimizations like minification, compression…


Through a subscription, Tidelift, headquartered in Boston, aims to deliver a comprehensive management solution, including the tools to create customizable catalogs of known-good, proactively maintained components backed by Tidelift and its open source maintainer partners.

Learn More About Software Configuration Management Tools

What are Software Configuration Management Tools?

Software Configuration Management (SCM) Tools handle the task of tracking and controlling changes in the software. This includes identifying individual elements and configurations, tracking changes, and version selection, control, and baselining. Some products also include defect tracking capabilities.

SCM Tools Features & Capabilities

  • Version management / Single source of truth

  • Concurrency management

  • Flexible branching

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Integration with other development tools

  • Workflow and process automation

  • Rapid reliable rebuilds

  • Automated cleanup of dead code branches

  • Rapid hotfix and feature release

Software Configuration Management vs. Configuration Management

Software configuration management is primarily focused on revision control. This category is part of a broader category called Configuration Management. Configuration Management goes beyond revision control to include capabilities such as monitoring and asset discovery, patch management, software deployment and distribution, and automated administration and maintenance. This broader category has become important with the advent of DevOps which brings development and IT closer together through continuous deployment.

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