New Offering Supports Regulatory Compliance Requirements, Helps Reduce IT Costs, and Speeds Application Time-to-Market within Increasingly Complex Web Application Environments Interwoven, the world's next-generation enterprise content management (ECM) company, today announced the availability of the Interwoven Web Change Management Solution. The solution is the first to address the unique change requirements of Web applications faced by IT departments today by standardizing the way an organization's code and content changes are aggregated, synchronized, and deployed throughout development, testing, staging, and production environments. While the solution delivers full reporting and version control capabilities required for regulatory compliance, it also speeds application time-to-market and significantly reduces IT costs by automating inefficient, manual change management processes. According to analyst Ron Exler of the Robert Frances Group, "Web change management is an emerging and increasingly important requirement in enterprise IT. A tsunami of transformation is cascading upon the enterprise change management landscape. Formerly separate disciplines of application provisioning, asset management, document management, services management, software configuration management, and Web content management are converging, and wreaking havoc on those responsible for enterprise change management. Enterprises overwhelmed with change requests and regulatory pressures see potential refuge in consolidation of solutions. However, the process of developing and deploying applications for the Web introduces unique challenges and requirements that are not addressed by current disciplines." (The Emergence of Web Change Management, Research Note, Robert Frances Group, 11/23/03) Read.