1st June 2020

Remain Software releases latest enhancements to TD/OMS, Gravity & OpenAPI

New release of TD/OMS. IBM i / AS400 Change management tool

Release of Remain Software Milestone Enhancements Boost Efficiency and Productivity for Organisations on IBM i and Multi-platform 

Remain Software has delivered its latest “Milestone” releases for the company’s three signature change-management, workflow and API editing and management tools: TD/OMS, Gravity and OpenAPI Studio.

In line with the company’s longstanding commitment to ongoing product and customer support, the latest releases mark the second of three scheduled enhancements to the current versions.

These releases further Remain’s support for third-party tools and feature notable enhancements to integrations, user interfaces, source-management and more, marking expansions in clarity, productivity and control as users navigate business project-management and end-to-end software and application development, Wim Jongman, CTO and co-managing partner, explained.

Annual full-version releases occur every summer.

While TD/OMS and Gravity deliver outstanding results when used independently, customers often combine the two in order to compound and optimize their capabilities for ultimate productivity and total, end-to-end application-lifecycle management, including change-management, DevOps and workflow, Laura Hamway, managing director of Remain Software Inc., said. Both Milestones aim to boost productivity and efficiency for software professionals through their development, testing, integration and delivery cycles.

Engineered for both IBM i and multi-platform architecture, all three solutions are in-house developed. This enables Remain’s development team to update its code for rapid and future-ready adaptation and integration for/with new and emerging technologies and release new features and capabilities to customers four times a year.

“We are pleased with the rhythm we provide with the quarterly Milestones,” Jongman said. “The timing and predictability built into our scheduling honour both: A) our customers’ feedback and anticipation of our prompt attention to it, and B) our development team’s ability to plan and engineer accordingly with neither haste nor delay. Customers never wait long for upgrades or fixes, as the next Milestone or new version release is always less than three months away”.

“Our customers really look forward to the quarterly releases,” Jongman continued. “This drives us to think daily about what value we can add and where. For example,” he noted, “this Milestone is dedicated to the new tagging functions and improvements in the Git usability. Our goal is that every Milestone includes something for everyone.”


Version 12, Milestone 2 incorporates an array of intuitive, efficiency-boosting refinements built to further streamline and enhance customers’ software application change and lifecycle management. They include:

  • Increased usability with our Git interfaces, including full Bitbucket support
  • Extended capabilities for Remain’s Xref advanced cross-reference and impact-analysis for IBM i and multi-platform
  • The ability to add labels to objects for speed and efficiency in filtering, finding and organising them.


Version 5, Milestone 2 features enhancements to increase the user-friendliness and expand the advantages of overall implementation of this robust business-collaboration and project-workflow-management increasing productivity across all teams. They include:

  • Giving customers more control over user-interface configuration
  • Setting maximum attachment size limits, and for sources not located in a repository an Xref location can now be provisioned using file-transfer mechanisms.

OpenAPI studio

Version 1.0.10 makes Remain’s OpenAPI Studio and editor more functional, easy to use and applicable to the jobs that matter to customers. New features include the ability to easily convert Swagger APIs to OAS3 and a local server through which users can tunnel to avoid CORS restrictions while testing APIs on the Web.

Remain API Studio provides users with a more functional, intuitive framework to increase productivity and efficiency when designing and managing OAS-spec-compliant REST APIs.


Posted by Zoe on 1st June 2020.