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 Mainframe Security Solutions Customer Research

Which of the following challenges have CA mainframe security solutions helped you address?

Lack of control over your sensitive mainframe data
57%
Large amounts of time and effort spent on security and compliance
57%
Inability to identify every user and device that requests access to your systems and data
37%
Inability to know where mainframe data is located
14%
Out of control security and compliance costs
10%

CA Technologies Testing Solutions and CA Endevor® Software Change Manager Customer Statistic

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.

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

Transportation Services Company Appreciates CA Technical Support

I appreciate the quick response and helpfulness of the technical support team whenever I’ve called to report a product issue.

IT Specialist, Global 500 Transportation Services Company

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

Challenges without CA Endevor SCM and CA Testing Tools Integration

What challenges did you face when there was little or no integration between your testing tools and your software change management solution?

Manual errors
67%
Developers weren’t sure they were working with the right software version
38%
Turnover from testing to production was too time-consuming
52%
Too many manual procedures
71%


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