Benefits

Eliminates system errors attributable to poor configuration management across the CA Gen and external object divide by synchronising and automating the migration, impact analysis and implementation of external objects.
The movement of CA Gen and external objects across the key development stages can be managed in exactly the same way.
Provides a mechanism to ensure the integrity of externals through object level version control and a checkin/out mechanism to enforce controlled access and change.
Significantly reduces the effort required to manage a CA Gen development project that makes use of external objects.
Provides rapid impact analysis of changes to external objects: how changes affect other externals and CA Gen objects. 
Allows external object changes to be controlled as part of a standard GuardIEn change request.
The product's open architecture and customisable exit routines enables integration with your own in-house or third party tools, for example library management tools.