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CA Technologies Release Automation Case Study

Case Study for CA Release Automation: HMS (Health Management Systems)

Introduction

This case study of HMS (Health Management Systems) is based on a July 2016 survey of CA Technologies Release Automation customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We adopted CA Release Automation over other solutions because it was able to deploy Informatica code. This deployment cut the deployment time from hours to minutes. "

Challenges

  • Reasons for automating application releases:
    • Increase the volume of release deployments
    • Reduce release failures and improve deployment quality
  • Chose CA Release Automation over:
    • Microsoft Release Management

Use Case

  • Using CA Release Automation version 5.5
  • Currently using CA Release Automation to:
    • To orchestrate the release pipeline – deploying an application from stage to stage
    • To extend Agile development methodologies into the release pipeline
    • To provide Continuous Delivery as an IT service

Results

  • Most valuable features of CA Release Automation:
    • Visual UI for building workflows
    • Artifact management, modeling, and tracking
    • Re-usability of workflows and components
  • Rating of CA Release Automation’s features when compared to the competition:
    • Depth/breadth of integrations: Highly superior
    • Deployment workflow design: Highly superior
    • Release execution/reliability: Significantly superior
    • Visibility to release activity: Highly superior
    • Scalability: Highly superior
  • Value achieved by implementing CA Release Automation:
    • Getting customer feedback faster
    • Significantly sped up release cycles
    • Reduced or eliminated downtime
  • Improvements to Application Delivery with CA Release Automation:
    • Time to market: More than 75%
    • Ability to handle more releases: More than 75%
    • Speed of release cycles: More than 75%
    • Release quality: More than 75%
    • Tracking for compliance and audit: More than 75%




About This Data

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