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 Management solutions Customer Statistic

96% of surveyed Financial Services organizations rated CA Mainframe Management’s breadth of capabilities and portfolio integration as better than competitive vendor solutions.

96%

Case Study: Large Health Care Company Increased Productivity up to 100% with CA Endevor SCM and CA Testing Tools

Introduction

This case study of BlueCross BlueShield Of Illinoiis is based on a October 2013 survey of CA Technologies Testing Solutions and CA EndevorĀ® Software Change Manager customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We now spend more time testing and less time setting up the test scenario with CA Endevor SCM and CA Testing Tools.”

Challenges

  • Experienced the following challenges when there was little or no integration between their testing tools and their software change management solution:
    • Too many manual procedures
  • Integrated their software change management solution with their testing tools to achieve the following business objectives:
    • Free up resources for critical work
    • Speed turnover of applications to production
    • Save money

Use Case

  • Integrated their software change management solution with their testing tools to achieve the following technical objectives:
    • Simplify and automate test case setup
    • Reduce the number of manual errors

Results

  • Made improvements in the following areas by integrating their software change management solution and their testing tools:
    • Increased productivity: 75-100%
    • Reduced manual errors: 75-100%
    • Accelerated delivery of apps: 75-100%
  • Finds the integration of their software change management solution and their testing tools solution to be extremely 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: extremely valuable
    • Depth of functionality: extremely valuable
    • Lower cost of ownership: very valuable
    • Ability to quickly produce quality apps: extremely valuable
  • Achieved the following benefits from the integration of their software change management solution and their testing tools:
    • Can test earlier and/or more often in the software development life cycle
    • Can accomplish more testing in less time
    • Improved application performance in production

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 Technologies Application Development Customer Testimonial

We have multiple teams within our organization. CA Technologies has allowed us to run parallel development within our products and to effectively coordinate delivery and to manage multiple versions of software.

Martin Eison, Senior IT Architect, Computer Sciences Corporation

Case Study: European Insurance Co Replaces ASG with CA Mainframe Application Tuner

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise insurance company is based on a June 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 Mainframe Application Tuner
  • Applying CA Testing Tools in the following ways:
    • To identify the root cause of a performance problem in test or production

Results

  • Replaced the following vendors with CA Testing Tools:
    • ASG
  • 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: very valuable

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%


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