TechValidate Research on CA Mainframe

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


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.”


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

Use Case

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


  • 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

About This Data

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