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TechValidate Research on CA Mainframe

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1,682 Customers Surveyed

10,414 Data Points Collected

283 Published TechFacts

31 Published Charts

56 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Case Study: CA Mainframe Application Tuner Helps Large Banking Co Find Performance Bugs

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise banking company is based on a May 2013 survey of CA Technologies Testing Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“CA Mainframe Application Tuner is very useful in helping us find and fix bugs in our mainframe applications and it’s easy to use.”

Challenges

  • Purchased CA Testing Tools for the following reasons:
    • Improve productivity of application developers
    • Produce applications that perform better in production
    • Quickly identify reasons why applications don’t perform as expected in production

Use Case

  • Using the following CA Testing Tools:
    • CA Mainframe Application Tuner
  • Applying CA Testing Tools in the following ways:
    • To identify the root cause of a performance problem in test or production

Results

  • Replaced the following vendors with CA Testing Tools:
    • BMC
  • Their application developers are very satisfied with the ease of use of the CA Testing Tools.
  • Agrees that CA Testing Tools help to a significant degree with delivering well-tested mainframe applications that perform as expected in production.
  • Saw improvement in the following areas since implementing CA Testing Tools:
    • Reduced costs: 40%-60%
    • Improved productivity: 40%-60%
    • Achieved a return on investment: up to 20%
  • Rated the following CA Testing Tools capabilities in terms of how valuable they are to their organization:
    • Ease of use: valuable
    • Depth of functionality: valuable

Case Study: Global 500 Professional Services Co. Increases ROI up to 75%

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 professional services company is based on a August 2013 survey of CA Technologies Testing Solutions and CA Endevor® Software Change Manager customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Experienced the following challenges when there was little or no integration between their testing tools and their software change management solution:
    • Manual errors
  • Integrated their software change management solution with their testing tools to achieve the following business objectives:
    • Speed turnover of applications to production
    • Improve ROI

Use Case

  • Integrated their software change management solution with their testing tools to achieve the following technical objectives:
    • Reduce the number of manual errors
  • Replaced the following vendors with CA Testing Tools and/or their CA Software Change Management solution:
    • Compuware

Results

  • Found automatic integration between their software change management solution and their testing tools had a significant impact and influenced the decision to purchase to some extent and made the solution more attractive.
  • Made improvements in the following areas by integrating their software change management solution and their testing tools:
    • Increased productivity: 25-50%
    • Reduced costs: < 25%
    • Increased ROI: 50-75%
    • Reduced manual errors: 25-50%
    • Accelerated delivery of apps: 25-50%
  • Rates the following integrated software change management solution and testing tools capabilities in terms of how valuable they are:
    • Ease of use: extremely valuable
    • Depth of functionality: valuable
    • Lower cost of ownership: extremely valuable
    • Ability to quickly produce quality apps: valuable
  • Achieved the following benefits from the integration of their software change management solution and their testing tools:
    • Decreased errors associated with insufficient testing coverage

Application Delivery Improved > 100% with CA Endevor SCM and CA Testing Tools Integration

A large enterprise health care company accelerated delivery of apps by over 100% by integrating their CA Endevor SCM and CA Testing Tools.

CA Testing Tools Help Customers Deliver Applications That Perform Well in Production

To what extent are the CA Testing Tools helping your organization deliver well-tested mainframe applications that perform as expected in production?

To a very significant degree: 13%
To a significant degree: 50%
To some degree: 37%
Not at all: 0%

Speed Turnover of Applications to Production and Improve ROI

A Global 500 professional services company integrated their software change management solution with their testing tools to speed turnover of applications to production and improve ROI.

CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions Customer Research

How would you rate CA Mainframe Security and Compliance when compared to the competition?

S Highly superior S Superior S Worse

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