The IBM® Rational® Synergy environment is a task-based configuration management solution, providing capabilities that help software and systems development teams work faster and easier by improving communication and collaboration. Rational Synergy brings together your global, distributed development teams on a unified change, configuration and release management platform.

The Rational Synergy solution helps accelerate release and build management processes, assisting in amplifying the efficiency of limited development resources, and aiding in uniting distributed development teams. Rational Synergy helps improve wide area network (WAN) performance for global workers and distant sites. This feature helps enable team members from around the world to work together on a central Rational Synergy database over the WAN, aiding in reducing the need for replication and simplifying complex development challenges. The Rational Synergy solution offers capabilities to help organizations improve the quality of their distributed development processes. The environment supports development in both centralized and distributed modes. The tool features a powerful process engine for collaborative development, helping support software reuse and component-based development, assisting your efforts to meet scalability and resilience targets with integrations from IBM Rational and IBM partners