Serena Dimensions CM 12: One Secure Path to Production

Today, Serena announced the availability of Serena Dimensions CM 12, the newest and most powerful version of our software change and configuration management (SCCM) solution. Over the years, Dimensions CM has earned a reputation for being one of the fastest integrated ALM solutions on the market and has helped thousands of customers increase development efficiencies, lower development costs and risks and ensure compliance to standards. The new version builds on these merits, providing release managers with dramatically improved processes around release management in the convenience of a single console for viewing, scheduling and executing release deployments and rollbacks.

While releasing applications into production environments is a critical part of application development, we believe customer success is not just about speed alone. Success also means being able to provide a straightforward and secure path to production. Enter Dimensions CM.

Dimensions CM Security
Role-based security in Serena Dimensions CM helps you work more easily with outsourced development teams.

The technology provides a repeatable, reliable release management process that saves companies time and money, provides a high degree of visibility and also lets tools play “nice” with others. Dimensions CM integrates with many popular application lifecycle tools straight out of the box, including IDEs such as .NET and Eclipse, defect tracking, build, test management tools and help desks. Product enhancements in the new version enable Dimensions CM users to provide a gold repository for all release-ready code, which is especially critical for IT organizations that have multiple development tools in use by various development teams.

New features and capabilities in Dimension CM version 12 include:

  • New Deployment View to provide a centralized console for release managers to view, execute and schedule deployments and rollbacks;
  • Greater granularity and flexibility in managing promotions and deployments, demotions and rollbacks, simplifying role-based security and separations of concerns;
  • Enhanced capabilities allowing customers to promote and deploy at a later date, enabling alignment with resource availability.

View more information on the latest version of Serena Dimensions CM.

David Hurwitz is SVP of Worldwide Marketing at Serena Software.


Samundeeswari Baskaran on September 29th, 2011 at 11:22 pm


While i’m try to share the project, it encounters the following error message : “COR0004617E Error : Dimension Item library has not been defined.”.

How can I resolve this?

Is there any other way to learn DIM12 effectively?
Can you please suggest me what books or websites need to learn?

Glen on October 6th, 2011 at 6:06 am


We currently use Dimensions 9.1.2 and would like to upgrade to the latest revision (on Solaris). Is there an upgrade path (I recall there was when upgrading from 8.1.3 to 9.1.2)?
Also – in the latest revision, is there a PC-Client or is it all web-based now?
Thanks in advance.

VSullivan on October 6th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Hi Glen,

Your question can be answered best by Serena Support. Login to Thanks!

Hugh Smith on July 26th, 2012 at 4:55 am

Do you have clients who have integrated Dimensions with RDz ?

Veronica Sullivan on July 26th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Dimensions CM fully supports integration with RDz.

Sara on September 24th, 2012 at 5:30 am

Are there customers that have done the intergration between SBM, CM and RM? What is the best way. I have heard there is a plug in that is farily easy or is there a better method?

Ashley Owen on September 25th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Serena support integration across its core technology products, SBM, Dimensions RM and Dimensions CM, and also within our integrated O-ALM solutions – Requirements Manager, Development Manager and Release Manager. I recommend a consultation with our Pre-Sales team to identify the quickest and most appropriate path to address your integration and interoperability requirements.

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