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 Technologies Mainframe Security solutions Customer Research

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

Highly superior Superior Worse
Ease of use

31%

56%

13%

Flexibility

32%

63%

5%

Functionality

35%

61%

4%

Depth of insights

29%

65%

6%

Reliability

40%

55%

5%

Service Provider Lowers Costs and Delivers Quality Applications

CA Testing Tools have allowed us to reduce our spending, increase our testing coverage and deliver quality code.

IT Architect, Fortune 500 Computer Services Company

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

78% of Customers Replaced Compuware with CA Testing Tools

Which Vendor(s) did you replace with the CA Testing Tools?

Compuware
78%
IBM
44%
ASG
15%
Serena
7%

CA Mainframe Management solutions Customer Statistic

95% of surveyed banking IT organizations agree that CA Mainframe Management solutions improved problem remediation.

95%

Case Study: Global 500 Energy & Utilities Co Replaces Compuware & IBM for Big Savings

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 energy & utilities 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 integration of testing tools
    • Quickly identify reasons why applications don’t perform as expected in production

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 Mainframe Application Tuner
  • Applying CA Testing Tools in the following ways:
    • To debug / step through CICS programs
    • To debug / step through Batch programs
    • To prevent abends or other failures in test or production
    • To identify the root cause of a performance problem in test or production

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.
  • Agrees that CA Testing Tools help 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: 20%- 40%
    • 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
    • Lower cost of ownership: valuable


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