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What is CA Panvalet?

CA Panvalet is a library management system that centralizes the storage of the source, establishes and maintains a control library of source programs and provides immediate access for maintenance, processing, control and protection against theft, disaster or other loss.

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CA Panvalet is a library management system that centralizes the storage of the source, establishes and maintains a control library of source programs and provides immediate access for maintenance, processing, control and protection against theft, disaster or other loss.


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Seller
Broadcom
Ownership
NASDAQ: CA
Company Website
Phone
+1 800 225-5224
Year Founded
1976
HQ Location
San Jose, CA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$4,235
Twitter
@CAinc
116,188 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
5,937 employees on LinkedIn®
Description

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate - across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.

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Analyst - System Dev
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I had the opportunity to use CA Panvalet in my very first profession, happened to use it for 3+ years.

The best thing about CA Panvalet is its ease of use.

Having the experience of working with other version controls , I believe Panvalet is the most easiest tool to use, be it retrieve, edit, delete, rename.

Also, the MENU is so simple that we can easily navigate through for the required operations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Can never really think of any features that I dislike.

This product is so good that for someone even w/o much experience, they can start handling it in a day.

One thing though is PANVALET might be difficult to use in AGILE cases as the code management would be a little bit complicated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

One suggestion to budding developers who use Panvalet is to always have the backup of their source code. The reason is in most cases, the source code locking feature will not be accessible to the developers so there is always a chance of our code getting overridden.

In order to, avoid the rework it is always essential to have the backup.

Also another key suggestion is, we can make us of the rename utility available so that the same program with different versions can be available (with different names though). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits include the below:

- Retrieval / Update can be done quickly.

- We can secure the program / lock the program.

- The BATCH mode support too is easy compared to other version controls where at times the creation of SCLs are time consuming & takes time to understand. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I used Pavalet on-line in 1985 on an OS/VS1 system and it worked very well, stayed up and running and provided an editor and source code management as there was no card reader for the IBM 4341. I have also used Panalet batch at other places. I would say the product works well as a source code manager. As another individual stated it is best to keep a copy of any source you have in the product as some sites modify the product and make it easy for other programmers to modify your source. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I prefer to use a product as it designed by the manufacturer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Panalet is a good product for those companies needing an adequate source code management product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a past user and not currently using the product. Prior use has included source code for PL/1, COBOL programs, proc's, JCL and parmaters. The benefit is the management of the source code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to check-out & check-in the code and also to trace different versions of code changes even for a fresher. Best among all other CM tools to work with and maintain as I felt it’s more user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I didn’t sense any thing to dislike and so nothing to share. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

an easy tool to use and gets things done quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Code check-out and check-in, code comparison with different versions. Even to compare and understand any of the previously enrolled changes to understand those changes and requirements easily and quickly. I realised it is so easy to work with this version control tool among other tools that have worked. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Developer Analyst 2 (Mainframe)
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Panvalet is best code repository available in the Market that can be easily used for maintaining the code repository either cobol, batch, online modules. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes if you by mistake try to open the panvalet in Edit mode the library gets corrupted. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are many Code repositories availble inmarket, Panvalet is Quite easier to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helped in migrating our Legacy system codes in various Environments for testing purpose and then finally moving those to prod. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is one of the simple and effective way of version controlling. It provides locking of a particular code and checkin in easy understand able way. Even the beginner can use Panvalet without much complications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Dislike features are very less. However change level number options can have more clear process Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am currently using version 14.6 in mainframe system. It allows me to change the status , move from one instance to another easily check in and check out a copy of programs efficiently, compare different stage programs easily , check if file has any extra hex data are few benefits that help me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

It is user friendly. I like its efficiency, control, and monitoring of program changes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not find anything that I dislike in it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would highly recommend CA Panvalet as its been user friendly and highly secured Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Maintained a central library for programs, job control systems and data files. The benefits are:

1. Eliminates the need for separately located storage

2. Stores all source programs, object programs, and production job control statements in a single central location Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mainframe Developer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Panvalet has all programs used in project. You can use panvalet to check whenever changes are made. It stores all information of programs from beginning to end and makes the process much easier.

It's more convenient and comfortable to work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Rarely used programs are a bit hard to locate Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used panvalet to cross check my new program changes with the old one to verify that I am doing my new changes in the right way Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UB
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Code changes using panvalet are easily identifiable using the notiation of CL* in it compared to a standard PDS. Also support for member names with more than 8 characters would help in creating different clones of copybooks having the same layout for different purposes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For changing the code a manual backup needs to be taken by the developer each and every time a code is being changed.

Also when a code catch up is being done there is no automatic code merge option to merge the code to reduce the effort. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use CA panvalet to create new programs using REXX layouts or amend existing programs for banking applications at our shop. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to use when no control required over the code in different testing environments. Anyone can create a new panvalet unlike pre defined library created by version control tools Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Version control is not good. More control is required. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Switch to a better version control tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Source control management of Cobol programs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Nothing particular about this tool was exceptional. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing particularly was bad about this tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its a standard tool. No complaints, no special functionality. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It did the basic job of version control, checking out, checking in. Standard stuff. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Assistant Consultant
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I would say Security is the top most thing in Panvalet that i like the most. The codes are secured. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The complie and bind process could be automated similar to endeavor and change mon. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is more convenient for healthcare related solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultant Sales
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

easy to use and open to a broad choice of solutions around programs management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not sure what are if any the new development around it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best solution Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My clients did. Finally got the source code and all the related stuff organized and documented Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Managing source code dependencies was easy and all typical features needed in a typical mainframe based environment works well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have not used it in an Agile environment and cannot comment but aware of other products that might be doing better on those. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look at the current market and industry need and look at all the necessary features in an Agile Automation based environment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Source code management, deployment and backouts as needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very easy to use panvalet for source code management in mainframe platform Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don’t see any downside as I don’t have much experience in using other products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Panvalet is more robust and powerful tool for mainframe code management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Code promotion to production environment made very easy and blackout procedure is very smooth Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Consistency of use over multiple platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Panvalet was the standard way of storing source code, so there is nothing to dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good support from CA Panvalet Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used to store program source code Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I find panvalet search to be something very useful and better than other products in the same category Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Migration support between different regions could be better Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As part of our modernization efforts we have used Panvalet for our legacy code version control tool , scanning components impacted have been really useful with panvalet search Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UB
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Ease of managing the code repository and the retrieval and update process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing as such. But it can be somewhat user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing program source code and the Jcl's.

Checking out the code is easy. Availability is high and can share our modules with other users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

You can search for any components from any of multiple files. It will search in all the oss given one by one. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is very old and doesn't have version controller Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I like they interface. The navigation is easy and not much complicated Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Well organized source code management with different options to keep the source code secure Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It does not have version control feature Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keep the source code organized and can keep track of changes with the help of tags for reference purposes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UB
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The version controlling is so effective and easy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The automatic promotion of code should m made more powerful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it once and you will feel the difference Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is quick and less error prone to achieve business outcome Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to view uploaded components via rms or gitlab Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When program opened it will not fetch related module Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainframe code Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Organization of source code and ease of use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

80 column limit not practical for all source filed Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure storage and easy retrieval is source code Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Program Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its very user friendly, and keep your stuff in your Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The disadvantages of using File Tailoring Assistance include:

No skeleton versions are preserved between the original vendor version and the current custom version that is running the ChangeMan ZMF instance.

There is no audit trail of skeleton changes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Defined our own library data sets , its helps you to know the boundary of your working area for development envirnment so that you will not disturb the production envoirnment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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