CA Clarity PPM Valuable Features

Angela Strous
PPM Product Owner at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The ability to have all of the data in one place from risks and issues to resource capacity and actual utilization. We are currently undergoing an integration with our financial systems that will allow us to bring in financials into our cost plans and minimize the need for project managers to be going into both Clarity and the financial system. They will have everything all-in-one place, so that will be really beneficial to our users. View full review »
Bradely Rosenberg
IT Project Manager at IBERIABANK
Within my environment, being able to give status reports to my manager is very useful, saves me a lot of trouble. I enjoy the Risks/Issues section. I wish that they were combined into the same module. I use that to raise things before they happen. I do appreciate the report that shows how utilized a person is set to be within the coming months. I use that feature a good bit. View full review »
Rosemary Thibault
Product Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the portfolio management tool and the new project management, and the way it will all look from the user experience. View full review »
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Senior Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
In the new solution: It is good for us. * We can have a centralized view that we can have in our delivery and business organizations. * Collaborate on certain levels. * On priorities, investments, and those kinds of things, it is very helpful. With some of the things that they are rolling out with a bit more of the collaboration and social aspects, that that will help drive that even more. * I love the new UX. The problem that we have had around adoption has been pretty much around the clunkiness of the old interface. So, we were encouraged by what they started doing with project management and personas a year or so ago. Now, seeing it flow through the rest of the tool is very encouraging. View full review »
Program Management at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Transparency and just having the ability to procure information that is pertinent. Not just the execution of programs in a more systemic way, but also from a strategic perspective; to understand the big rocks in the organization and how much money are we putting where our mouths are. View full review »
Senior Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't work as an administrator of the tool, so I can talk from the standpoint of the end users who actually use it. I think financial management would be one of the most important features of all of them, to keep track of the finances. Everyone runs against a budget. They have a particular funding, which they have to manage. So I think the Cost Plans, Financial Planning, those are among the most important features for most users. View full review »
Matt Harman
Head of EPMO at Telstra
The value for Telstra is really around how we can manage strategic investments, so we've moved earlier this year to CA PPM Cloud. It's greatly changed our user experience for our 1,500 project managers. View full review »
Shannon Clements
Senior Manager at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
* Having information altogether in one single source. * Being able to look at the data across team members, resources, projects and coming up with the algorithms and resources. View full review »
Gene Greiff
Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Configurability. The UX works really well. View full review »
Matthew Palicki
Manager IT Project Portfolio at Owens-Illinois, Inc.
* Flexibility * Easy user adoption Those are valuable because the tool should be an enabler and not a barrier to people getting their work done. View full review »
Project Manager
Usability of the new UI. It's easier for people to go in there and know what to do. To train people, it's faster, more intuitive. Also, managing resources. It's definitely the most important thing for managing your project. View full review »
IT Senior Manager
Probably the data itself. We do a lot of extracts from Clarity. There is not a lot of reporting within the tool itself. So, we actually export it, run reports, and roll out that data. View full review »
Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is very intuitive. Even if you do not have training documents or anything, you can start feeling your way around pretty easily. I like that piece of it. View full review »
Toby Shiu
Business Advisor at Mary Kay
Right now it is the resource planning, because I know not all of the project managers really did resource planning before. This has set up an expectation for them to do that necessary step, going forward. View full review »
Project Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Easy to use, visually * The new UX is intuitive, which is cool The features I use the most are the planning, the Kanban layout. View full review »
Ashutosh Nagle
System Admin Manager
* Portfolio management * Resource management * Project management, of course View full review »
Project And Portfolio Analyst at a security firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Right now, it is the project management module. It is allowing us to keep track of what our projects are doing, and the idea module, what projects are coming into the pipeline. I like the new UX. I am hoping that we will move to it soon. I think it is a vast improvement. It is much easier and more user-friendly. View full review »
Rudy Farias
Projects and Planning at a government with 201-500 employees
What has been valuable are the workflows that are there today in order to keep our executive staff informed as well as our program managers and department managers. View full review »
Process Manager
The most valuable features are the project, resource, and portfolio management processes are combined in one solution. The data is possible to use either in the one or the other process, and we do not need to enter the data multiple times. Then, we use the information for multiple purposes. View full review »
System Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
* Timesheet Approver * Resource management You know where the hours of each resource manager or each worker are. View full review »
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
For us, in Latin America, we use bookkeeping record because we have enough out-of-the-box functionality. View full review »
Georgy N Joseph
Consultant at Ericsson
Time Entry, Resource Allocation, Interactive Dashboards, Risk Management, Integration with Jaspersoft reports. View full review »
Business Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It allows me to keep track of the projects, residual location, it gives me the ease of getting status reports out, and checking risks and issues. View full review »
Software Developer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Project Management, as it allows us to track all of a project's elements in one database. * Reporting allows us to create custom reports. * Dashboards are useful to review a large number of projects. View full review »
Lawrence Rizzo
Solution Architect
The ability to provide transparency through your investment portfolios at the top-level financial all the way down to the work that drives delivery. View full review »
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