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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


Case Study: State Government Replaces Compuware and Likes CA Testing Tools Ease of Use

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on a May 2013 survey of CA Technologies Testing Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“These tools are assisting applications programmers in improving testing of their programs and managing and updating DB2 databases.”

Challenges

  • Purchased CA Testing Tools for the following reasons:
    • Improve testing of mainframe applications
    • Improve productivity of application developers

Use Case

  • Using the following CA Testing Tools:
    • CA InterTest™ for CICS
    • CA RC/Update® for DB2 for z/OS
  • Applying CA Testing Tools in the following ways:
    • To debug / step through CICS programs
    • To browse or update DB2 databases

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

Depth of Functionality with Integration of Testing Tools and SCM Rated Very Valuable

A large enterprise banking company rated depth of functionality of their integrated software change management solution and testing tools as very valuable.

CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions Customer Research

CA’s Mainframe Security portfolio has helped address my compliance challenges by:

60%-80%
28%
>80%
24%
40%-60%
20%
<20%
17%
20%-40%
11%

CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions Customer Research

Which compliance benefits have you experienced since using CA Mainframe Security solutions?

Ability to know that your mainframe data is secure
78%
Improved compliance posture
41%
Real-time notifications of users accessing sensitive mainframe data
34%
Reduced total cost and effort of compliance
13%

CA Mainframe Management solutions Customer Statistic

95% of surveyed IT organizations rated CA Mainframe Management’s breadth of capabilities and portfolio integration as better than competitive vendor solutions.

95%

CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions Case Study

International Business Machines Corporation

Introduction

This case study of International Business Machines Corporation is based on an October 2016 survey of CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“CA’s Mainframe Security portfolio has improved my compliance posture in the application economy.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions:

  • Challenges addressed with the CA Mainframe Security portfolio:
    • Complex compliance audits

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • CA Mainframe compliance capabilities that are used and critical to the success of their business:
    • The ability to operate 100% on the mainframe
    • The simple user interface and workflow
  • Industry regulations that CA Mainframe Security solutions help to comply with:
    • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CA Technologies Mainframe Security solutions:

  • Benefits realized with CA Mainframe Security solutions:
    • Improved real-time notifications of users accessing sensitive mainframe data
  • Rated CA Mainframe security and compliance capabilities compared to competitive products:
    • Ease of use: superior
    • Flexibility: superior
    • Functionality: superior
    • Depth of insights: superior
    • Reliability: superior
  • CA’s Mainframe Security portfolio has helped address 60%-80% of their compliance challenges.


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