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David Rothschild
Real User
President at Ciss inc
Dec 04 2016

What is most valuable?

It's an extremely rapid development software tool with a lot of enterprise-level software maintenance functionality. It is similar to the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The tool is so mature that the production implementation environments around it are very mature as well. I work in a shop that has some CA Gen... more»

What needs improvement?

The dilemma is with people that are stuck in this old technology, and it really is kind of stuck. They don't really understand the new... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

I think it is very cost effective. The issue has always been that CA charges for the tool. It's like Microsoft gives away .NET and CA doesn't,... more»

What other advice do I have??

Get some experienced help. You can mess yourself up in the early days if you don't know where to go, but there are a lot of people out there who... more»
Ahmet Sahin
Real User
Banking Application Development Manager
Dec 11 2017

What is most valuable?

As a developer, it is wonderful. Coding on CA Gen is easy. If you want to change anything, you can easily manage the code and you can easily find other changes, other group changes, other models, other components.

What needs improvement?

The weak side is, I cannot use the DB2 specifications, DB2 comments, easily. They should support the latest DB2 versions, the latest DB2 comments. This is my priority. Database access.

What other advice do I have??

I give this product an eight out of 10 because it's easy to use, it's familiar, it's stable. You can trust them, you can get support whenever you want. Use CA Gen but be careful about the architecture, how you establish the architecture is so... more»

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Gurudeva Kalledevarpurada B
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IT Solution Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Aug 08 2018

What is most valuable?

* Model-based development * Click and drag development facility * Automatic code generation

How has it helped my organization?

Advantage Gen greatly enhanced productivity as well as development of solutions in mainframes, Client, and server... more»

What needs improvement?

The product needs to be well marketed, then adopted. I am not seeing many customers using the product.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

I was not involved in pricing and/or licensing, which was managed by another team.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

IEF/COOL Gen.

What other advice do I have??

It is an excellent product.

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CA Gen provides a single, integrated development environment that can help your teams create and maintain large-scale business applications for multiple platforms. This streamlined environment can help reduce manual labor and speed migration time while ensuring the future relevance of existing environments and applications.
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