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Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Feb 12 2017

What is most valuable?

Flexibility is probably the most significant feature that we take advantage of. Being a large company with a lot of customized solutions, migrating from our legacy applications into PPM obviously has been a major challenge. The flexibility of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Probably the biggest reason for going with SaaS is the thin footprint. Obviously, not having to engage our internal resources to basically support the infrastructure for PPM was a big selling point. The ability to essentially upgrade without... more»

What needs improvement?

We're really looking forward to the integration of Agile Central into PPM. Obviously, we now have a solution that services the needs of our project managers and our portfolio directors. Being able to integrate Agile Central into our solution... more»
Real User
PMO Principal at GAF Materials / Building Materials
Dec 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Basically everything. * You can identify resources by roles. * You can manage by skill level. * You can manage your capacity by roles. * Assigning to projects. * Booking resources in Soft Book, Hard Book. * Gives you visibility into who is currently working on something else but may be available through the Soft Book feature. I like every feature that's in there.

What needs improvement?

A little bit better financial management. Right now it is more accountant-related, the financial management - of course, it's finance, it has to be financial. But it should be a little bit easier for project managers. To give an example, if you have a non-labor cost that you're tracking, let's say a software expenditure or license subscription, tracking that you... more»
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PPM Product Owner at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 10 2018

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is shifting as we go through our agile transformation. In terms of being able to do quarterly status reports, board reporting, resource reporting, and that kind of thing, that has been ongoing at Schwab for a number of years. As we are... more»

What needs improvement?

We are still on 14.3. We have not used the new UX. I did laugh at Kurt's presentation yesterday, because he said, "You know what? Three years ago, we were up here, and I was standing in front of a bunch of PowerPoint slides. Now we actually... more»
Real User
Client Project Manager/Coordinator II at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
May 07 2017

What is most valuable?

The Gantt chart is very well built and easy to use. The tool comes out-of-the-box with an MS Project clone called Workbench, and for the most part it is useful, but there is an interface that can also be utilized to connect directly with MS... more»

How has it helped my organization?

CA PPM has given our organization a way to collect, share, and store data in one place as opposed to many. Prior to the install of CA PPM, we had to pull data from many different sources to compile even a standard executive status report.... more»

What needs improvement?

Scheduling and resource allocations are very clunky at best. Being able to have a standard calendar that a resource could access that would give them a schedule by day would be very helpful, but to date there is no solution (including third... more»
Real User
IT Project Manager at IBERIABANK
Jan 03 2018

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With that goal of gathering time from resources, and being able to predict out whether or not they'll have some capacity, it's a great improvement over what was there before, which was essentially an embedded spreadsheet within a SharePoint... more»

What needs improvement?

The only real improvement from my side - I'm spoiled by things like Trello, with the very easy user interface, things like Basecamp - it's very much a static software project. If I was to focus on something it would be that user interface;... more»
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CA PPM represents a single platform that enables you to manage your entire innovation lifecycle and make more informed strategic investments. CA PPM helps you track and prioritize market and customer requirements and make better decisions on how to invest limited resources, so you can optimize your enterprise, IT, service and product portfolio. Further, it offers the unified, comprehensive project management capabilities you need to deliver quality initiatives on time and on budget. Available via SaaS, on-premise, and hosted delivery models.
Also known as
Clarity PPM, CA Clarity, CA Clarity PPM
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Toyota Financial Services, GameStop, Polycom, Sky, Qantas, Cox Enterprises, Banco Mercantil, Borealis
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