Model complex workflows
With its parallel and sequential execution, GoCD can easily configure dependencies for fast feedback and on-demand deployment. Its fan-in/fan-out dependency management always does the "right thing," avoiding spurious builds.
Promote trusted artifacts
Every pipeline instance is anchored to a particular changeset. GoCD makes it easy to pass once-built binaries between stages so you know exactly what's being deployed and that the binary has been tested.
See how your workflow really works
GoCD's real power is in the visibility it provides over your end-to-end workflow. GoCD's Value Stream Map lets you track a change from commit to deploy at a glance. And when things go wrong, it's easy to see both the upstream cause and the downstream effects.
Deploy any version, any time
GoCD's manual triggers allow you to deploy any known good version of your application to wherever you like. This increases reliability of pushing to production, and empowers QA teams with self-service environments. And, if necessary, it's securable and auditable.
Run and grok your tests
Verification is a key piece of any deployment pipeline. GoCD will execute tests written in most languages or frameworks. GoCD's agent grid provides parallel and cross-platform execution. GoCD's test reporting will tell you in exactly which changeset and on which platform a test started breaking, which comes in extremely handy when fixing a complex broken build.
GoCD's compare builds feature can provide a simple bill of materials for any deployment. Perhaps more powerful is its ability to compare the content - both files and commit messages - across any two arbitrary builds. This is invaluable when troubleshooting a broken pipeline.
GoCD's agent grid eliminates bottlenecks, providing trivial parallel execution across pipelines, platforms, versions, branches, etc.
Keep configuration tidy
Easily reuse pipeline configurations via GoCD's template system. This makes managing pipelines for versions and branches easy as pie.
Trust your team; be responsible
While most enterprise applications go overboard with their permission model, GoCD seeks to provide just enough. In particular, GoCD supports auditable deployment and can delegate the configuration of pipelines to users without full-blown admin privileges.