CA PPM Review
CA PPM: Multi-functional, Robust and Scalable Architecture. On-Premise and SaaS Versions Available


Hi All,

If anyone is looking for a Project and Portfolio Management tool, then I highly recommend CA Clarity PPM. Of all the PPM tools we had tried, Clarity PPM (now called as CA PPM) is the most robust, multi-functional and reliable tool.

The different modules in CA PPM include Resource Management, Project Management, Portfolio Management, Timesheet Management, Financial Management and Demand Management.

The technical side of this tool asks from Clarity developers skills in the following areas: XML Open Gateway (XOG), GEL scripting and NSQL. The reporting platforms supported which can be integrated to this PPM tool are Jaspersoft and Business Objects. But CA has recently dropped Business Objects support from v14.2 version onwards and has only Jaspersoft now as the reporting tool.

CA has recently simplified the tool's installation and upgrade steps which was the only drawback I could see to this product. With this change and many other usability improvements coming from CA for the latest v14.x versions of Clarity PPM, I am sure you will find this PPM tool the best compared to its competitors.

From the new CA PPM version v14.3 (released towards the end of September 2015) it even comes with product integrations with many agile tools like Rally and Agile Vision. It also has new stock jobs for housekeeping purposes and a new Data Warehouse for all your reporting needs, to be used with Jaspersoft. It even allows you to add any of your custom attributes to the Data Warehouse at the click of a button.

When it comes to the look and feel, I am sure you will love the completely new and modern GUI of CA PPM v15. And of course there is always the admin configurable option not to use this and use the classic UI still.

And here comes the best part. When you choose CA Clarity as your PPM tool, you also join a large community of users who constantly engage, learn and solve their issues using the https://communities.ca.com/community/ca-clarity forums. We also have several active LinkedIn Groups where members ask and get response to their queries. For more complex issues/queries, you can easily create a CA support ticket which will be promptly addressed by a CA Support Engineer. Sounds cool, right?

Go ahead and try this tool. I'm sure you will fall in love with CA Clarity PPM

Thank You

Georgy N Joseph 

CA Clarity PPM Consultant 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Orlee GillisConsultant

Georgy, can you pinpoint the benefits you have found in being a part of the community of users? How is it impacted the usability and effectiveness of the solution?

28 September 16
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