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This space contains information about the BMC Change Management 8.1.00 release, which is part of the BMC Remedy IT Service Management Suite 8.1 release.

What's new


For a summary of all announcements, see Release notes and notices.

Featured content

Version 8.1.00 of the BMC Change Management product features the following enhancements:

  • Filter tasks to be copied based on status or type, when copying tasks from another change request.
  • Enhancements to the console.
  • Additional calendar viewing and configuration options with the new and enhanced next generation Calendar.
  • Approve records from within your email notifications.
  • Auto-assignment of the Change Implementer support group removed.

For complete information about what's new or changed, see Enhancements in version 8.1.00. 

Where to start

About BMC Change Management

BMC Change Management provides a system of planning, scheduling, implementing, and tracking changes that need to be completed within your organization. BMC Change Management is closely aligned with standard ITIL service management processes. It works in conjunction with the BMC Remedy Approval Server and the other BMC Remedy IT Service Management (BMC Remedy ITSM) applications. Using BMC Change Management in combination with these applications enables you to assess the scope of the change, analyze the costs associated with the change (in terms of time and expense), perform impact and risk analysis, and schedule the resources needed to complete the change. Using the BMC Service Level Management (BMC SLM) application enables you to define service targets and measure the efforts of your support staff as they implement the changes.

BMC Release Management

Release management is the process responsible for planning, scheduling, and controlling the movement of releases to test and live environments.
Release Management includes default support for managing standard release work items by:

  • Tracking and managing change and deployment activities
  • Automatically notifying stakeholders at every phase of the release process
  • Contributing to meeting auditable requirements for traceability through service transition
  • Delivering changes faster and at an optimum cost and minimized risk
  • Assuring that customers and users can use the new or changed service in a way that supports the business goals
  • Improving consistency in the implementation approach across the business change, service teams, suppliers, and customers

    With numerous changes occurring daily, Release Management is the key component in making sure that applications are successfully deployed without compromising the integrity or availability of the production environment. Using a systematic and repeatable release process, organizations can achieve greater success rates of change rollout, higher quality of IT service, and accelerated time-to-market.

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  1. Amy Pitcher

    The "Using the Change Calendar" links me to create a new document page instead of existing content.

    Nov 08, 2013 05:45
    1. Priya Shetye

      Thank you for your comment. I have fixed the broken link.


      Nov 10, 2013 12:51
  2. Iswar Dixena

    Approving change from email is a great feature!! I liked it. 

    Jul 10, 2015 11:21