2017

August: Subscription-Based Change Management Added To IBM i MSP Menu
Software subscriptions can be a good solution for companies looking for operational benefits using cloud hosted services for their development systems, as well as their backup systems…. IBM i vendors Midrange Dynamics and iTech Solutions have partnered to provide a new set of subscription services.
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July: iTech Solutions Group/Midrange Dynamics Collaboration Highlights Advantages of Cloud Hosting and Managed Services
Market leader iTech Solutions Group adds Midrange Dynamics Change Management (MDCMS) to the portfolio of solutions that the renowned Power Systems solutions and services company offers to its hosting and managed services customers. Read the press release

May: Multi-Platform App Dev Capabilities Tops List of Midrange Dynamics Priorities
There’s a new playing field and Midrange Dynamics is hearing about it from the most innovative shops in its customer base. Since IBM now supports distributed version control systems such as Git on IBM i, progressive development organizations like to have options regarding where their native and non-native source repositories are located. Read the article

May: Overcome Development and Deployment Boundaries with MDCMS Version 8.0
Centrally manage native IBM i and non-native development and deployment no matter where your source repository resides. Direct interfaces to Git and Subversion, seamless integration with FrescheView and X-Analysis, and superior SQL management are a few highlights of this major release. Read the press release

April: Midrange Dynamics Joins the Fresche Power Partner Program
Read the press release and discover how our tight alliance and complementary product lines deliver additional options that support your IBM i modernization initiatives.

2016

July: Surviving A Change Management Migration
Don’t let concerns about change management migration challenges hold you back! Discover how Vermont Information Processing made the move from a legacy application to Midrange Dynamics change management. Read the article

April: BCD Software and Midrange Dynamics Announce Strategic Partnership
Midrange Dynamics’ flagship change management tool, MDCMS, now integrates with BCD’s WebSmart PHP web application development solution. Read the press release

February: Easily Manage Deployment to Hundreds of Systems with MDCMS Version 7.4
The latest version of powerful, flexible MDCMS highlights performance and convenience enhancements for large enterprises; smaller shops benefit too. Read the press release

2015

March: Midrange Dynamics Takes Aim At Database Changes
Multi-platform application development is often paired with modernization projects that are lighting up the project scoreboards in the IBM midrange…. Application modernizations are more business logic oriented and more frequently involve database programming as well. Midrange Dynamics … has all this in mind with the release of a new product and an update to its reputable CMS. Read the IT Jungle article

March: Deploy IBM i Database Changes in Minutes with MDRapid and  MDCMS Version 7.3
IBM i shops need the right tools on hand to support the immense effort involved in modernizing traditional databases to SQL. MDRapid and Midrange Dynamics change management (MDCMS) work in concert to substantially reduce business application downtime and risk as you deploy database changes across your organization. Read the press release

2014

October: Midrange Dynamics MDOpen Plug-in for Multi-platform Development and Deployment Achieves Technical Milestone
MDOpen has successfully validated to the requirements of Ready for IBM Rational software, meeting the requirements for the Software Delivery Platform – Software Delivery Lifecycle and Jazz levels. It also qualified for the Ready for IBM Rational Best Practices Indicator. “We set a goal to demonstrate as many Best Practices as possible to ensure an optimal user experience for our customers….” Read the press release

October: Database Modernization Gets A Lift From Midrange Dynamics
A recent announcement from CMS vendor Midrange Dynamics is an indicator of how the modernization process is possibly evolving to take database modernization into consideration….With Version 7.2 … Midrange Dynamics is building in capabilities that distinguish it from several of its competitors and from home-grown CMS deployed by many shops that run i on IBM Power Systems. Read the IT Jungle article

September: Meet the Challenges of Application and Database Modernization with Midrange Dynamics Change Management Version 7.2
New MDCMS 7.2 includes all the change management tools that IBM i shops need to modernize legacy applications and manage modern applications. Read the press release

February: Midrange Dynamics’ Change Management Enhancements a Matter of Perspective
As application developers move into new development technologies, Michael Morgan, managing director at Midrange Dynamics, believes IBM i change management systems must keep in step. Read the article in IT Jungle

February: MDCMS Version 7.1.2 Highlights Tight RDi Integration, MDOpenSquaredEfficiency for Developers and ISVs
Midrange Dynamics takes Eclipse integration to a new level of functionality, adds unique cross systems compare capability and more. Read the press release

 2013

MDCMSquared

November: Go Ahead And Test It,
Midrange Dynamics Says

“It’s tough to argue against the importance of testing new and modified applications before rolling them into production… IBM i shops… should perform functional and regression testing, and new tools from change management software vendor Midrange Dynamics can help.”  Read the article

November: MDCMS Version 7.1.1 Offers Unique Tools for Operations, QA, and Development
The latest release of  MDCMS includes built-in capabilities that are on the wish lists of IBM i operations, QA, and development teams. Selectively refresh data for test environments, automatically determine the lowest target release for program compiles, and more. Get the details

August: Midrange Dynamics Bolsters JDE World Support, Adds Migration Utility
“The era of big, expensive change management systems (CMSes) has come to a close, opening the door for smaller, easier-to-use CMSes such as the MDCMS product from the Swiss company Midrange Dynamics to capture market share… a new version 7.1 release… brings features like full support for JD Edwards World and a new migration utility to help customers move away from competing CMSes.”
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July: In addition to integrated Oracle® JD Edwards World management, MDCMS 7.1 includes enhanced SQL handling, many new MDWorkflow features for Project and Task management, and tools to ease migration from legacy change management systems.
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April: With MDCMS 7.0, easily cross-reference, check-out, and deploy
Soft Components (control tables) used by 4GLs, case tools, middleware processes, and menus. Developers using Oracle® JD Edwards World can take advantage of Midrange Dynamics comprehensive workflow and CM features. Learn more

January: MDCMS version 6.9.1 provides several additional enhancements for programmers and managers within MDCMS and MDOpen.
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2012

June: Workflow Enhancements in MDCMS Version 6.8.  MDCMS users can now manage MDWorkflow tasks and subtasks–including full permission to add, edit, copy, cancel, display, or close a task or subtask–directly from the MDCMS 5250 interface.
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2011

July: Banco Ahorro Famsa, headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, has licensed MDCMS after performing an in-depth analysis to efficiently and securely manage, audit, and distribute changes to all of its IBM i applications. The bank has also selected MDWorkflow (web-based Project Management) and MDOpen (open platform Change Management).

logo_famsa3FAMSA is one of Mexico’s leading banking institutions with 284 bank branches in Mexico. Banco Ahorro FAMSA is the financial institution from Grupo Famsa that is engaged in the purchase and sale of household appliances, electronic products, furniture, clothing and other consumer products in Mexico and the United States.

2010

September: Midrange Dynamics announces the availability of MDWorkflow, an extension of MDCMS change management. MDWorkflow is a flexible, web-based MDWorkflowapplication for centrally managing projects, tasks, object deployment and structured workflow across all systems. It facilitates team collaboration and ensures a documented and well communicated software development process throughout your organization.

July: One of the world’s largest utility companies has licensed MDCMS to efficiently and securely manage changes to its IBM i applications.

June: New MDOpen Plug-in for IBM i and Open Systems Change Management 
MDCMS and the new MDOpen plug-in provide every function necessary to manage application changes for IBM i and multiplatform environments, including UNIX, LINUX, and .net development. MDCMS and MDOpen can be used with any Eclipse-based platform, and they are compatible with Rational Developer for Power Systems (formerly RDi). Midrange Dynamics customers are already successfully using MDCMS in conjunction with Rational ClearCase. Learn more

June: Midrange Dynamics Announces New North America Distributor, Synergivity Software  Midrange Dynamics is pleased to announce the signing of a representation agreement with Synergivity Software in the US. Based in Peterborough, NH, Synergivity Software is the North America competence center for Midrange Dynamics products and support. The Synergivity core team members each have from 6 to 25 years of Change Management experience in the IBM i arena and more than 7 years of Fortune 500 enterprise and business experience.

March: Distributed Data Management (DDM) Security in MDSEC 6.6 can exclude unauthorized users and manage which data objects may be accessed or manipulated via Distributed Data Management (DDM).