Agenor Technology is delighted to announce a major redesign of its ICEFLO product, which will be carried out in partnership with software development consultancy Scott Logic.

Following the successful launch of ICEFLO Mobile, which Agenor developed in direct response to the challenges faced by its consultants and clients when planning complex technology implementation cutovers, the firm has been busy working on the Next Generation of ICEFLO (a.k.a. NextGen), to keep it at the forefront of the industry.

More than just a re-skin of ICEFLO, NextGen will use new technologies from Agenor’s channel partners to support its business strategies and customers, enabling clients to dispense with cumbersome spreadsheets and adopt a sophisticated deployment management solution, with real-time collaboration across geographically dispersed teams.

 

ICEFLO customers can look forward to having a vast number of new features and enhancements:

  • Instant messaging will become a key tool in the NextGen project. Integrating with a cloud-based instant messaging service, it will give implementation teams an easy portal to quickly share communications with team members and stay up-to-date
  • Notifications – users will receive real time updates regarding specific data items within cutovers they are involved in, so they’re always up to speed with their deployment plans.
  • Customisable panels on the dashboard view will allow users to pick and choose the data they want to see, based on who they are and what information is necessary and key to their role
  • Board views give a unique, creative alternative for users viewing their tasks. This puts an end to the previously repetitive lists of tasks.

Along with the new UX/UI design, ICEFLO will be built on the IBM Bluemix platform and have an open API interface layer that makes it easier for customers to integrate their existing DevOps and IT Service Management solutions. Agenor, now a Premier Business Partner with IBM, will deliver also allow ICEFLO customers to have the most reliable and up-to-date cutover tool there is on the market.

Andy Smith, Agenor CEO said: “This partnership is a solid step in our journey to further build and enhance the design and development of ICEFLO. I’m confident that Scott Logic will help us fully deliver on our product roadmap and further enhance our unique strengths in the burgeoning DevOps market.”

Murray Crease, Scott Logic’s Head of Development, added: “It has been a privilege working together with Agenor in developing the NextGen ICEFLO solution. I am confident that the combination of our technical expertise and Agenor’s domain knowledge will enable us to build a product that will further enhance ICEFLO’s reputation in the deployment management marketplace.”