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


CA Testing Tools Customers Use

What CA Testing Tools are you using?

CA InterTest™ for CICS
56%
CA InterTest™ Batch
49%
CA SymDump® for CICS
44%
CA SymDump® Batch
42%
CA SymDump® System
12%
CA File Master™ Plus
40%
CA File Master™ Plus for IMS
9%
CA RC/Update® for DB2 for z/OS
21%
CA Mainframe Application Tuner
23%
CA Verify®
16%

Benefits Realized from Integrating CA Endevor SCM and CA Testing Tools Solutions

What benefits have you realized from the integration of your software change management solution and your testing tools solutions?

Application developers and/or QA engineers test earlier and/or more often in the software development life cycle
26%
Application developers and/or QA engineers can accomplish more testing in less time
48%
Errors associated with insufficient testing coverage have decreased
39%
Applications perform better in production
30%

CA Mainframe Management solutions Customer Statistic

92% of surveyed IT organizations rated CA Mainframe Management’s ease of use to improve IT staff efficiency as better than competitive vendor solutions.

92%

Case Study: Global 500 Computer Services Co Lowers Cost of Ownership with Testing Tools

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 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.

Challenges

  • Purchased CA Testing Tools for the following reasons:
    • Reduce high software costs
    • Improve testing of mainframe applications
    • Improve productivity of application developers
    • Reduce length of time it takes to update a mainframe application and move it to production
    • Quickly identify reasons why applications don’t perform as expected in production

Use Case

  • Using the following CA Testing Tools:
    • CA SymDump® Batch
    • CA RC/Update® for DB2 for z/OS
  • Applying CA Testing Tools in the following ways:
    • To debug / step through Batch programs
    • To identify the root cause of a performance problem in test or production
    • To browse or update DB2 databases

Results

  • Replaced the following vendors with CA Testing Tools:
    • Compuware
    • IBM
  • Their application developers are satisfied with the ease of use of the CA Testing Tools.
  • Saw improvement in the following areas since implementing CA Testing Tools:
    • Reduced costs: 40%-60%
    • Improved productivity: 40%-60%
    • Achieved a return on investment: 40%-60%
  • 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
    • Integration among the tools: valuable
    • Lower cost of ownership: extremely valuable

Case Study: Integration of CA Testing Tools & CA Endevor SCM Increased Productivity >100%

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise health care 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.

“The integration allows programmers to seamlessly make changes to programs and then test them without worrying about finding the right listing. This easier process causes them to test more often since it is so easy and thus less errors make it to production. Also our support group gets less trouble calls since the manual process is eliminated.”

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Integrated their software change management solution with their testing tools to achieve the following technical objectives:
    • Spend less time managing their processors
    • Simplify and automate test case setup
    • Reduce the number of manual errors
    • Conserve DASD
  • Replaced the following vendors with their CA Testing Tools and/or their CA Software Change Management solution:
    • Compuware
    • Viasoft

Results

  • Found automatic integration between their software change management solution and their testing tools had a very significant impact and greatly influenced the decision to purchase and/or eliminated most other competitors.
  • Made improvements in the following areas by integrating their software change management solution and their testing tools:
    • Increased productivity: > 100%
    • Reduced costs: 75-100%
    • Increased ROI: > 100%
    • Reduced manual errors: > 100%
    • Accelerated delivery of apps: > 100%
  • Finds the integration of their software change management solution and their testing tools solution to be extremely important to their development teams.
  • 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: extremely valuable
    • Lower cost of ownership: very valuable
    • Ability to quickly produce quality apps: extremely valuable
  • Achieved the following benefits from the integration of their software change management solution and their testing tools:
    • Can test earlier and/or more often in the software development life cycle
    • Can accomplish more testing in less time
    • Decreased errors associated with insufficient testing coverage
    • Improved application performance in production

Major Health Organization Appreciates Realtime Testing Capabilities

CA allows us to test applications in realtime to determine issues and conditions of issues.

Derez Lusk, IT Specialist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois



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