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Senior Mainframe Systems Programmer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 03 2018

What is most valuable?

* Easy to install and upgrade * Seems to have all the functionality we need * User friendly * Reliable support, support is good on it * Easy maintenance

How has it helped my organization?

One example would be, we standardized our CIS log processing with CA View. We support a whole bunch of LPARs, about 80 or so. When we go to an LPAR, we know just where the… more»

What needs improvement?

There was one customer we were trying convert over, and it was complicated. There were retention criteria which seemed a little more limited than with some of the other… more»

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

I think the product's pricing is a good value. We've had a good price and relationship with CA, it fits in with that. I'm probably not the person to really know that much… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We've used JHS, RDMS, which is phasing out. We've used JSF. We've just been trying as much as we can to standardize with CA View and Deliver. In terms of switching, it's… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest you strongly consider CA View and Deliver. Take a big look at it. It's straightforward. I'd give it a 10 out of 10 overall, because I've worked with a lot… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

JHS, ViewDirect, RDMS, JSF.
Real User
Sr. Platform Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Apr 08 2018

What is most valuable?

It's the ease of use.

How has it helped my organization?

You can control who views what, as far as security is concerned, in viewing customer accounts. I'm not sure if that was available in the product at the beginning, but we use it extensively now. Also expandability. It's easy to add more… more»

What needs improvement?

I believe they do probably have a GUI interface for the laptop, so you can just use the interface instead of the mainframe ISPF interface. I think that's already available but, if not, that would be my only issue.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had other solutions for reporting that were outdated and cost-prohibitive, in supporting them. Bundled with our solutions from CA, we got a different price. We were able to cross-justify it more than the other products. We actually moved… more»

What other advice do I have?

It requires other pieces of CA software and license keys, thing like that. That's one thing to keep in mind. It requires CA Common Services in order to actually be licensed to run on LPAR. I would give it a 10 out of 10 for ease of use, and… more»

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What is CA View?

CA View is an automated archival and retrieval system that provides immediate and flexible online viewing of mainframe and distributed output. Its repository is capable of housing many types of documents and file types to give you an easy mechanism for selectively viewing and managing a variety of data types. CA View integrates with other solutions to automate the flow of reports between mainframe and distributed platforms, offering a solution that grows with changing business needs.

Also known as
Unicenter CA-View Output Archival and Viewing
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