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TechValidate Research on CA Mainframe

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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


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

CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions Customer Research

Which compliance challenges has the CA Mainframe Security portfolio helped you address?

Inability to easily prove to auditors that compliance controls are in place
58%
Complex compliance audits
47%
Slow compliance due to lack of control over user access rights
26%
Inability to quickly communicate compliance posture
21%
Costly fines and penalties of non-compliance
8%

Case Study: Fortune 500 Services Co. Experiences Application Performance in Production

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 professional services company 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. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Integrated their software change management solution with their testing tools to achieve the following business objectives:
    • Speed turnover of applications to production

Use Case

  • Integrated their software change management solution with their testing tools to achieve the following technical objectives:
    • Use fewer CPU cycles

Results

  • Rates the following integrated software change management solution and testing tools capabilities in terms of how valuable they are:
    • Ease of use: valuable
    • Depth of functionality: valuable
    • Lower cost of ownership: 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:
    • Improved application performance in production

CA Testing Tools Customers Cite Value of Functionality, Ease of Use and Tool Integration

Rate the following CA Testing Tools capabilities in terms of how valuable they are to your organization:

S Extremely Valuable S Very Valuable S Valuable S Not Valuable

Ease of use
Depth of functionality
Integration among the tools
Integration with change mgmt
Lower cost of ownership

Large Financial Services Co. Loves Functionality and Ease of Install of CA Testing Tools

We love the functionality and ease of install of CA Testing tools.

IT Architect, Large Enterprise Financial Services Company

CA Mainframe Security Solutions Customer Fact

Reduced Cost & Effort of Mainframe Security

International Business Machines Corporation reduced the cost and effort of their mainframe security and compliance by greater than 80% with CA mainframe security solutions.



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