TechValidate Research on CA Mainframe

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1,777 Customers Surveyed

10,954 Data Points Collected

283 Published TechFacts

31 Published Charts

56 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Business Drivers for Integrating CA Endevor SCM and CA Testing Tools

What were your business drivers for integrating your software change management solution with your testing tools?

Free up resources for critical work
34%
Speed turnover of applications to production
59%
Save money
31%
Improve ROI
50%

Case Study: Computer Svcs Co Cites > 100% Improvement in Cutting Costs, Higher Productivity

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer services company is based on a July 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.

“Using the CA Testing Tools resulted in achieving our business objectives.”

“This is an easy technology that can help us work on the backup solution.”

Challenges

  • Purchased CA Testing Tools for the following reasons:
    • Improve productivity of application developers
    • Reduce length of time it takes to update a mainframe application and move it to production

Use Case

  • Using the following CA Testing Tools:
    • CA SymDump® System
    • CA File Master™ Plus
  • Applying CA Testing Tools in the following ways:
    • To debug / step through Batch programs
    • To prevent abends or other failures in test or production

Results

  • Replaced the following vendor with CA Testing Tools:
    • IBM
  • 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: > 100%
    • Improved productivity: > 100%
    • Achieved a return on investment: > 100%
  • Rated the following CA Testing Tools capabilities in terms of how valuable they are to their organization:
    • Ease of use: extremely valuable
    • Depth of functionality: extremely valuable
    • Integration among the tools: very valuable
    • Integration with change mgmt: very valuable
    • Lower cost of ownership: extremely valuable

Integrating CA Testing Tools with CA Endevor SCM Reduced Costs by 50-75% at Healthcare Co.

A Global 500 health care company reduced costs by 50-75% by integrating their CA Endevor Software Change Manager and CA Testing Tools Solutions.

Improvements Achieved After Integrating CA Endevor SCM and CA Testing Tools

What improvement have you seen in the following areas by integrating your software change management solution and your testing tools?

More than 100% 75-100% 50-75% 25-50% Up to 25%

Increased productivity
Reduced costs
Increased ROI
Fewer manual errors
Faster delivery of apps

Case Study: Large Services Co Saves Money & Standardizes Tools with Compuware Replacement

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise computer services 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.

“Of most value to us is having standardized tools deployment with significant cost savings for the company.”

“What we appreciate most in using the CA Testing Tools is that they are from a single vendor and integrated together.”

Challenges

  • Purchased CA Testing Tools for the following reasons:
    • Reduce high software costs
    • Improve integration of testing tools

Use Case

  • Using the following CA Testing Tools:
    • CA InterTest™ for CICS
    • CA InterTest™ Batch
    • CA SymDump® for CICS
    • CA SymDump® Batch
    • CA File Master™ Plus
    • CA RC/Update® for DB2 for z/OS
    • CA Mainframe Application Tuner
  • Applying CA Testing Tools in the following ways:
    • To debug / step through CICS programs
    • To debug / step through Batch programs
    • To browse or update VSAM files
    • To browse or update DB2 databases

Results

  • Replaced the following vendors with CA Testing Tools:
    • Compuware
  • Their application developers are 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: > 100%
    • Improved productivity: 60%-80%
    • Achieved a return on investment: > 100%
  • Rated the following CA Testing Tools capabilities in terms of how valuable they are to their organization:
    • Ease of use: very valuable
    • Depth of functionality: very valuable
    • Integration among the tools: valuable
    • Lower cost of ownership: valuable

CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions Customer Testimonial

CA Mainframe Security gives us the:

Ability to easily lock down critical resources and the availability of several reports to track and show access.

IT Systems Analyst, Fortune 500 Insurance Company



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