Why we have decided to move forward using a new brand name

When you would ask 10 random people to pronounce the name "IKAN ALM", you would for sure get 11 different answers! Kidding aside, it has been the source of many cases of miscommunication and that's the only reason.

We have opted for the image of a bird to present our brand because of the freedom this animal represents. We strongly associate our product's qualities, such as ease of implementation and ease of use with this new image.


  • The state of the rebranding process

    Both Kobee software and online documentation are ready and we are now working on our new website. For the time being the IKAN ALM website will continue to serve as the primary source for all information, as from a functionality point of view nothing has changed.

But wait! There's more exciting news!

We have some great news for our z/OS customers. We have build a new product that will make configuring our DevOps for z/OS solution for any production environment super easy!

Introducing: Kobee Resource Configurator

Kobee Resource Configurator is a comprehensive web-based application with a straightforward GUI to manage the IBM z/OS resource and model files. Solution implementations will be ready much faster and customizations will be easier to do with less risk for errors, using the new application.

View a screenshot of the interface.

And... Yet another novelty for IBM users!

Kobee and IBM Wazi as a Service

We now offer an integration with the IBM Wazi virtual test platform.

IBM Wazi as a Service provides z/OS development and testing in IBM Cloud for cloud-native application development and modernization in a flexible consumption model. In the IBM Wazi scenario, Kobee is responsible for the final compile and promote processes to (production) z/OS.

IKAN ALM version 5.9 officially released!

Some of the new features included are:

  • Enhanced REST API
  • Project import/export
  • Nested User Groups
  • Remote Agent install
  • and much more...

Discover all the novelties and enhancements in the What’s new in IKAN ALM document.

We are proud to announce that TechOrbit Group is now a reseller and professional services partner of IKAN ALM. The official news from TechOrbit Solutions goes as follows:

"We can help you to explore and evaluate IKAN ALM - a highly customizable framework to implement continuous integration-continuous deployment in mainframe, distributed and mixed environments. IKAN ALM can be used for zOS, SAP, Oracle ODI, SalesForce or create your own DevOps solution.

Leading companies across the world are using IKAN ALM for cost and risk efficiency, enhanced time-to-market.

Réne De Vleeschauwer wrote a new post on Linkedin: "Modernize Your Mainframe While Cutting Costs and Time-to-Market Without Eliminating Legacy Code"

If you’re a mainframe user, you KNOW making it more responsive to business needs is extremely difficult, time consuming and discouraging. Read the full post on Linkedin.

IKAN, today announced that it joins the CloudBees TAPP program as a Premier Partner. At the same time it announces his PluginPlus solution for IBM z/OS for CloudBees, a continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) solution for IBM z/OS that enterprises can use to rapidly create, deploy and manage mainframe applications using CloudBees.

The IKAN PluginPlus for IBM z/OS for CloudBees is a commercial offering built on CloudBees.

Why do we call them PluginPlus? Well, because the IKAN Plugin for IBM z/OS for CloudBees have exactly the same behavior as standard CloudBees plugins, but are not for free. The IKAN PluginPlus for IBM z/OS is also documented, maintained and supported.


The IKAN CloudBees PluginPlus for z/OS includes a variety of key features like:

  • Integration with Subversion, GIT
  • Release or Package based CI/CD
  • Model and parameter driven creation of IBM z/OS JCL
  • Automatic generation of compile JCL
  • Automatic generation of deploy/promote JCL
  • Support for DB2 binds, CICS update, QMF update
  • Support for DATACOM, IDMS, DB2, IMS,…
  • Supports debugging solutions
  • Impact Analysis
  • Audit function
  • Professional services and support
  • And much more..


About CloudBees

CloudBees is the CI, CD and application release orchestration (ARO) powerhouse, built on the commercial success of its products as well as its open source leadership. CloudBees is the largest contributor to Jenkins and Jenkins X, and a founding member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF).