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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 Security and Compliance when compared to the competition?

S Highly superior S Superior S Worse

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CA Mainframe Security Solutions Customer Research

What are the key benefits you have received from using a CA Mainframe Security solution?

Improved security and compliance posture
59%
Ability to secure my mainframe across all aspects of the data lifecycle
58%
Flexibility and control to monitor and adjust security policies as needed for your organization
54%
The confidence to be protected from a data breach
43%
Reduced cost and effort for mainframe security and compliance
29%
The ease of use allows for non-mainframe experts to monitor data
21%

Case Study: Services Co. Cites Quicker Results w/CA Endevor SCM & CA Testing Tools Integration

Introduction

This case study of Blue Hill Data Services is based on a September 2013 survey of CA Technologies Testing Solutions and CA Endevor® Software Change Manager customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

  • Integrated their software change management solution with their testing tools to achieve the following business objectives:
    • Free up resources for critical work

Use Case

  • Integrated their software change management solution with their testing tools to achieve the following technical objectives:
    • Spend less time managing their processors
  • Replaced the following vendors with their CA Testing Tools and/or their CA Software Change Management solution:
    • Compuware
    • Macro 4 (Unicom)

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/or made the solution more attractive.
  • Made improvements in the following areas by integrating their software change management solution and their testing tools:
    • Increased productivity: 50-75%
    • Increased ROI: 50-75%
    • Reduced manual errors: 50-75%
    • Accelerated delivery of apps: 75-100%
  • Finds the integration of their software change management solution and their testing tools solution to be 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: very valuable
    • Depth of functionality: valuable
    • Lower cost of ownership: extremely valuable
    • Ability to quickly produce quality apps: very valuable
  • Achieved the following benefits from the integration of their software change management solution and their testing tools:
    • Can accomplish more testing in less time

Number of Manual Errors Reduced by Integrating CA Testing Tools and CA Endevor SCM

A Global 500 professional services company integrated their software change management solution with their testing tools to reduce the number of manual errors.

Case Study: Global 500 Transportation Co Replaces Compuware to Cut High Software Costs

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 transportation 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

Use Case

  • Using the following CA Testing Tools:
    • CA InterTest™ Batch
    • CA SymDump® Batch
    • CA File Master™ Plus
    • CA File Master™ Plus for IMS
    • CA RC/Update® for DB2 for z/OS
    • CA Mainframe Application Tuner
    • CA Verify®
  • 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 VSAM files
    • To browse or update IMS databases
    • To browse or update DB2 databases
    • To perform automated regression testing

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 with delivering well-tested mainframe applications that perform as expected in production.
  • 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: very valuable
    • Lower cost of ownership: extremely valuable

CA Mainframe Security Solutions Customer Testimonial

[CA Mainframe Security solutions] have the capabilities to provide an in-depth solution for most mainframe exposures.

Vinny Senatore, Security Officer, US Department of Veterans Affairs



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