A collaborative software development asset management solution, IBM Rational Asset Manager software enables organizations to identify, manage and govern the design, development and consumption of software assets, including services as part of a service-oriented architecture (SOA) initiative. The software helps IT organizations deliver innovative IT solutions while controlling costs, reducing application backlogs and improving business flexibility and responsiveness by facilitating software asset reuse.
Using Rational Asset Manager, you can increase application development productivity and enable developers to reuse software development-related assets. For example, Rational Asset Manager allows you to create, discover and trace service assets throughout the SOA lifecycle. The software also helps you monitor asset integrity and utilization through a defined, enforceable and auditable process that includes fine-grained permissions and review approval flows. Enabling effective asset management Rational Asset Manager includes a development-time asset repository that manages all types of assets (including, but not limited to, applications, components, services, patterns and Java, Microsoft .NET and COBOL assets) relevant to development roles, such as technical managers, analysts, architects, developers and testers. As you submit assets, the repository governs, categorizes and provides access control to those assets, and measures their usage.
Rational Asset Manager integrates with other Rational and IBM software tools, including IBM Rational ClearCase, IBM Rational ClearQuest for change management and IBM Rational architecture management software for asset development. To help you manage SOA assets at run time, Rational Asset Manager closely integrates with IBM WebSphere Service Regist