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

95% of surveyed banking IT organizations agree that CA Mainframe Management solutions improved problem remediation.

95%

CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions Customer Research

Which industry regulations do CA Mainframe Security and Compliance solutions help you comply with?

Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)
52%
Other internal regulations
41%
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)
32%
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
28%
General Data Protection Regulation and EU-US Privacy Shield
25%
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)
19%

Case Study: Computer Svcs Co Cites > 100% Improvement in Cutting Costs, Higher Productivity

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer services company is based on a July 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.

“Using the CA Testing Tools resulted in achieving our business objectives.”

“This is an easy technology that can help us work on the backup solution.”

Challenges

  • Purchased CA Testing Tools for the following reasons:
    • Improve productivity of application developers
    • Reduce length of time it takes to update a mainframe application and move it to production

Use Case

  • Using the following CA Testing Tools:
    • CA SymDump® System
    • CA File Master™ Plus
  • Applying CA Testing Tools in the following ways:
    • To debug / step through Batch programs
    • To prevent abends or other failures in test or production

Results

  • Replaced the following vendor with CA Testing Tools:
    • IBM
  • 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: > 100%
    • Improved productivity: > 100%
    • Achieved a return on investment: > 100%
  • 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: extremely valuable
    • Integration among the tools: very valuable
    • Integration with change mgmt: very valuable
    • Lower cost of ownership: extremely valuable

How Customers Use CA Testing Tools

CA Testing Tools Help Customers with Debugging, Fault Analysis, Performance Issues and File and Database Management

To debug / step through CICS programs
67%
To debug / step through Batch programs
64%
To prevent abends or other failures in test or production
31%
To identify the root cause of a performance problem in test or production
49%
To browse or update VSAM files
36%
To browse or update IMS databases
8%
To browse or update DB2 databases
23%
To perform automated regression testing
18%

Case Study: CA Endevor SCM & Testing Tools Integration Reduced Costs & Manual Errors up to 75%

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 energy & utilities 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.

“We appreciate the CA Endevor SCM & Testing Tools integration creating lower cost and higher testing efficiencies.”

Challenges

  • Experienced the following challenges when there was little or no integration between their testing tools and their software change management solution:
    • Manual errors
    • Time-consuming turnover from testing to production
    • Too many manual procedures
  • 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:
    • Simplify and automate test case setup
    • Reduce the number of manual errors
  • Replaced the following vendors with their 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 very significant impact and greatly influenced the decision to purchase and/or eliminated most other competitors.
  • Made improvements in the following areas by integrating their software change management solution and their testing tools:
    • Increased productivity: 50-75%
    • Reduced costs: 50-75%
    • Increased ROI: 50-75%
    • Reduced manual errors: 50-75%
    • Accelerated delivery of apps: 50-75%
  • Finds the integration of their software change management solution and their testing tools solution to be very 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: extremely 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 accomplish more testing in less time
    • Decreased errors associated with insufficient testing coverage
    • Improved application performance in production

Errors Decrease After Integrating Testing Tools and Software Change Management Solutions

A Global 500 professional services company decreased errors associated with insufficient testing coverage from the integration of their software change management solution and their testing tools.



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