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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


CA Mainframe Management solutions Case Study

Duke Energy Corporation

Introduction

This case study of Duke Energy Corporation is based on a February 2017 survey of CA Mainframe Management solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Compared to other vendors, CA leads in delivering software innovations that help my organization reduce costs, become more agile, address skill gaps, and protect data.”

“Product integration of CA SYSVIEW and CA OPS/MVS, in particular, SYSVIEW CICS, MVS and expanding on TCPIP. SYSVIEW alerts to OPS API have been a tremendous aid in preventing manual remediation and identification of CICS transaction performance.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select CA Mainframe Management solutions:

  • Unable to control mainframe operations costs
  • Taking too long to remediate problems
  • Companies evaluated prior to choosing CA Mainframe Management solutions:
    • ASG
    • BMC

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of CA Mainframe Management solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Mainframe machine learning and predictive analytics for supporting business goals are critical in the following areas:
    • Improving IT staff effectiveness: extremely critical
    • Reducing risk: extremely critical
    • Predicting system issues: extremely critical
    • Increasing IT automation: extremely critical
    • Lowering overall IT cost: extremely critical

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CA Mainframe Management solutions:

  • Reasons for deploying Mainframe Management solution from CA versus other vendor solutions:
    • Ability to help reduce software and operating costs
    • Product integrations and interoperability
  • Realized benefits:
    • Improved the ability to predict incidents sooner
    • Improved their ability to drill down into the root cause of a problem and remediate it faster
    • Became more proactive versus reactive for mainframe management
  • Rated CA Mainframe Management solutions on the below compared to other vendor solutions:
    • Ability to lower TCO: better than
    • Breadth of capabilities and portfolio integration: better than
    • Depth of mainframe system insights: superior to
    • Ability to detect abnormal patterns of operation: superior to
    • Ease of use to improve IT staff efficiency: better than
  • Improved their team’s productivity and effectiveness by 30%-50% using CA Mainframe Management solutions.
  • CA Mainframe Management solutions improved the following:
    • The frequency of war room calls: significantly improved
    • The number of incidents / events: improved
    • Their ability to isolate the root cause: significantly improved
    • Problem remediation: significantly improved
    • Their ability to proactively prevent issues: improved

CA Mainframe Security Solutions Customer Testimonial

I enjoy using CA Mainframe Security products because they are easy to understand and use.

Charl Barnard, IT Specialist, International Business Machines Corporation

Customers Experienced Manual Errors without CA Endevor SCM & CA Testing Tools integration

61% of surveyed IT organizations experienced manual errors when there was little or no integration between their testing tools and their software change management solution.

61%

How Customers Use CA Testing Tools

CA Testing Tools Help Customers with Debugging, Fault Analysis, Performance Issues and File and Database Management

To debug / step through CICS programs
67%
To debug / step through Batch programs
64%
To prevent abends or other failures in test or production
31%
To identify the root cause of a performance problem in test or production
49%
To browse or update VSAM files
36%
To browse or update IMS databases
8%
To browse or update DB2 databases
23%
To perform automated regression testing
18%

CA Endevor SCM & CA Testing Tools Integration Increased Productivity and Improved ROI over 75%

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

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

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

CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions Case Study

Arcelor Mittal

Introduction

This case study of Arcelor Mittal is based on an October 2016 survey of CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“CA’s Mainframe Security portfolio has improved my compliance posture in the application economy.”

“With CA’s Mainframe Security data is secured.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions:

  • Challenges addressed with the CA Mainframe Security portfolio:
    • The inability to easily prove to auditors that compliance controls are in place

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • CA Mainframe compliance capabilities that are used and critical to the success of their business:
    • The simple user interface and workflow
  • Industry regulations that CA Mainframe Security solutions help to comply with:
    • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions:

  • Benefits realized with CA Mainframe Security solutions:
    • Gained confidence in knowing that their mainframe data is secure
  • Rated CA Mainframe security and compliance capabilities compared to competitive products:
    • Ease of use: superior
    • Flexibility: superior
    • Functionality: superior
    • Depth of insights: superior
    • Reliability: highly superior


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