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


Technical drivers for Integrating CA Endevor SCM and CA Testing Tools

What were your technical drivers for integrating your software change management solution with your testing tools?

Spend less time managing our processors
38%
Simplify and automate test case setup
54%
Reduce the number of manual errors
65%
Use fewer CPU cycles
15%
Conserve DASD
12%

Ease of Use of Integrated SCM and Testing Tools Extremely Valuable to Large Healthcare Co.

A large enterprise health care company rated ease of use of their integrated software change management solution and testing tools as extremely valuable.

CA Mainframe Security Solutions Customer Research

What are the key reasons your organization deployed a CA Mainframe Security solution?

Protect the most sensitive and mission essential data in your business
74%
Prove to auditors that effective security and compliance controls are in place
55%
Mitigate the risk of a security breach
52%
Stay in control of your mainframe as its data becomes more fluid
41%
Reduce the cost and effort of security and compliance
34%
Obtain deeper and critical insights into mainframe data and resource access
28%

Case Study: Financial Services Company Replaces Compuware & Lowers Cost of Ownership

Introduction

This case study of a small business insurance 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.

“The CA InterTest tools enable programmers to easily fix bugs in the code they produce.”

“Adopting the CA InterTest tools has enhanced programmer productivity at our organization.”

Challenges

  • Purchased CA Testing Tools for the following reasons:
    • Reduce high software costs

Use Case

  • Using the following CA Testing Tools:
    • CA InterTest™ for CICS
    • CA InterTest™ Batch
  • Applying CA Testing Tools in the following ways:
    • To debug / step through CICS programs
    • To debug / step through Batch programs

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 to a significant degree 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: up to 20%
    • Improved productivity: up to 20%
    • 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
    • Integration among the tools: valuable
    • Lower cost of ownership: valuable

CA Mainframe Management solutions Customer Testimonial

Expensive BMC Mainview was replaced by CA SYSVIEW and CA OPS/MVS with reduced costs and CPU usage.

IT Specialist, Large Enterprise Computer Services Company

Case Study: Fortune 500 Computer Services Company Reduces Costs and Improves Testing

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 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.

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

“We most benefit from the reduced cost of the tools and the partnership with CA Technologies.”

Challenges

  • Purchased CA Testing Tools for the following reasons:
    • Reduce high software costs
    • Improve testing of mainframe applications
    • Produce applications that perform better in production
    • 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 InterTest™ for CICS
    • CA InterTest™ Batch
    • CA SymDump® for CICS
    • CA SymDump® Batch
    • CA Verify®
  • 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
    • To perform automated regression testing

Results

  • Their application developers are very satisfied with the ease of use of the CA Testing Tools.
  • Agrees that CA Testing Tools help to a significant degree 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: 20%- 40%
  • Rated the following CA Testing Tools capabilities in terms of how valuable they are to their organization:
    • Ease of use: extremely valuable
    • Depth of functionality: very valuable
    • Integration among the tools: valuable
    • Lower cost of ownership: extremely valuable


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