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TechValidate Research on CA Test Data Manager

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117 Customers Surveyed

924 Data Points Collected

77 Published TechFacts

2 Published Charts

9 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Test Data and Test Case Related Challenges Organizations Are Facing

What were the main challenges you were facing right before you invested in CA Test Data Manager (TDM) and/or CA Test Case Optimizer (TCO)?

Manual test processes leading to project delays
63%
Difficulty finding the right data for a particular test
75%
High number of software defects stemming from ambiguous requirements
25%
Inadequate test coverage creating defects and rework
50%
Testing inefficiencies leading to higher costs or budget overruns
38%
Heavy time and resources invested in test data compliance (PII)
38%
Other
13%

CA Technologies Test Data Manager Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on a September 2016 survey of CA Technologies Test Data Manager customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select CA Technologies Test Data Manager:

  • Challenges experienced prior to switching to CA Test Data Manager:
    • Difficulty with setting up and long wait times for test data
    • High cost from manually building test data
    • The risk of non-compliance in testing environments
  • Chose CA Test Data Manager over:
    • IBM
    • Informatica
  • Addressed the following challenges when developing or testing applications with CA Test Data Manager:
    • Building test data quickly and synthetically
    • Avoiding the use of production data for testing (compliance)
    • Ability to easily warehouse and distribute data
    • Masking and subsetting data

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of CA Technologies Test Data Manager that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Switched from a home-grown solution to CA Test Data Manager.

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with CA Technologies Test Data Manager:

  • Top CA Test Data Manager capabilities:
    • Handle the complexity of systems and data requirements
    • Synthetically generating test data from scratch
    • Improve the speed and quality of new software delivered
    • Develop and test in parallel without dependencies
    • Reduce delays when provisioning test data
    • Shift-left testing to find defects earlier and improve quality
    • Support broad / deep out-of-the-box test data management
  • Rates CA Test Data Manager’s features and customer / analyst validation when compared to the competition:
    • Ease of use: significantly superior
    • Advanced features / coverage: significantly superior
    • Scalability: significantly superior
    • Analyst reviews / rankings: significantly superior
    • Customer references: significantly superior
  • CA Test Data Manager’s effect on the following:
    • Improved delivery speed (less rework): over 75%
    • Improved quality (customer satisfaction, brand): over 75%
    • Reduced cost (TCO, ROI): over 75%
    • Reduced risk (compliance): over 75%
    • Improved growth (innovation, new products): over 75%

CA Test Data Manager and CA Test Case Optimizer Customer Testimonial

CA Test Data Manager helps us reduce testing cost and speed up test cycles, enabling intelligent data masking, and providing reliable test data.

IT Director, Global 500 Banking Company

CA Technologies Test Data Manager Case Study

Fortune 500 Automotive & Transport Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 automotive & transport company is based on an August 2016 survey of CA Technologies Test Data Manager customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“CA Test Data Manager helps our organization generate data more quickly, saving countless hours by not building data manually.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select CA Technologies Test Data Manager:

  • Challenges experienced prior to switching to CA Test Data Manager:
    • Difficulty with setting up and long wait times for test data
    • An inability to synthetically create test data
    • An inability to distribute test data to multiple teams
    • High cost from manually building test data
  • Chose CA Test Data Manager over:
    • IBM
  • Addressed the following challenges when developing or testing applications with CA Test Data Manager:
    • Building test data quickly and synthetically
    • Avoiding the use of production data for testing (compliance)
    • Ability to easily warehouse and distribute data

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of CA Technologies Test Data Manager that the surveyed company uses:

  • Switched from IBM to CA Test Data Manager.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CA Technologies Test Data Manager:

  • Top CA Test Data Manager capabilities:
    • Synthetically generating test data from scratch
    • Improve the speed and quality of new software delivered
    • Develop and test in parallel without dependencies
    • Reduce delays when provisioning test data
    • Shift-left testing to find defects earlier and improve quality
  • Rates CA Test Data Manager’s features and customer / analyst validation when compared to the competition:
    • Ease of use: superior
    • Advanced features / coverage: superior
    • Scalability: superior
    • Analyst reviews / rankings: superior
    • Customer references: superior
  • CA Test Data Manager’s effect on the following:
    • Improved delivery speed (less rework): 15%-34%
    • Improved quality (customer satisfaction, brand): 15%-34%
    • Reduced risk (compliance): up to 14%
    • Improved growth (innovation, new products): up to 14%
  • Experienced the following benefits as a result of adopting CA Test Data Manager:
    • Accelerated their ability to test applications faster because they don’t wait for test data

Business Value Gained From Using CA Test Data Manager and/or CA Test Case Optimizer

What were the most prominent benefits you have realized from your investment in CA TDM and/or CA TCO?

Reduced testing cost and complexity due to streamlined test cycle
50%
Meet data compliance requirements without heavy investment and delays (PII)
50%
Optimized test data coverage due to increased coverage with minimum set of test cases
38%
Automated creation and execution of tests to shorten test cycles
38%
Improved software quality due to earlier detection of defects
38%
Accelerated time to market for new applications by leveraging faster test data creation and provisioning
13%

CA Technologies Test Data Manager Customer Fact

A Global 500 banking company addressed challenges with avoiding the use of production data for testing (compliance) when developing or testing applications with CA Test Data Manager.



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About CA Test Data Manager

CA Test Data Manager offers an automated solution to one of the most time-consuming and resource-intensive problems in Continuous Delivery—the creating, maintaining and provisioning of the test data needed to rigorously test evolving applications.

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