This feature helps you save time and effort when you want to apply maintenance to your products without using CA CSM. For example, you have your own procedures for applying maintenance on your site, or you want to receive or apply the maintenance on a system where CA CSM is not installed. You do not have to copy all maintenance packages one by one, or you do not have to search for the prerequisite packages. Instead, you generate a flat file. Then, you copy it to the system where you want to receive or apply the maintenance.