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Georgy N Joseph
Consultant
Consultant at Ericsson
Oct 25 2018

What do you think of CA PPM?

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...
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Manish A. Parikh
Real User
ESM Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 29 2018

What is most valuable?

Deep Dive and Transaction Analysis Triage capability. The AppMap feature is very very helpful in visualizing. Also ACC... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are introducing 10.1 in our dev environment and then prod down the road. APM is a new culture here so we are working... more»

What needs improvement?

User Experience is a BIG one. Integration of all of APM components into one swift deployment.

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

If you can get a SME to architect and install then definitely go that route vs the vendor itself. There are upside to... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

There was no APM solution prior to the intro of APM. Thus, we are still in infancy from a culture perspective. They are... more»

What other advice do I have?

It’s a great product and provides a lot of in-depth data. Focus and leverage this product as a deep dive one and have... more»
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Georgy N Joseph
Consultant
Consultant at Ericsson
Sep 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Time Entry, Resource Allocation, Interactive Dashboards, Risk Management, Integration with Jaspersoft reports.

How has it helped my organization?

The health report and all metrics of any project including KPIs are now available in a central location under the clarity project or project... more»

What needs improvement?

The application memory management and responsiveness of this JAVA product can be improved, especially in the peak usage times. A better way to... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

No

What other advice do I have?

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,... more»
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Randall Hinds
Real User
Program Manager - Enterprise Command Center at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Easy navigation from initial alerts to a full topology and detail on the Network infrastructure and it relationships is the most valuable feature

How has it helped my organization?

This tool provides excellent Fault Domain isolation when properly instrumented and configured, allowing quick action on links/routers/switches/etc.

What needs improvement?

The configurations are still XML-based and require a good deal of coding to setup each object for monitoring. Alerting is yet more coding, and relationships are more coding... In a drag-and-drop world, this tool is in need of a bit more than... more»
Jared Kessans
Real User
Lead Systems Administrator at Great American Insurance
Sep 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The usability of the user interface. It just makes sense and it is easy to see the flow of the processes. We have been slowly migrating to the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have a lot of jobs that have to run, and it's easy to see what the status is. We've been using it for around 15 years now. We're very... more»

What needs improvement?

In terms of additional features, it's probably stuff they already have available that we haven't started utilizing yet. I really like the idea... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

For the open system side, I don't believe we were using anything previously. Probably anything that they would have been using would have been... more»

What other advice do I have?

When our company is investing in a new vendor, our top criteria are * support * features * stability is probably the biggest. I don't have a... more»
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John Simpkins
Real User
Network Systems Integration Engineer at University of Michigan Health System
Feb 02 2018

What is most valuable?

Spectrum allows us to have a holistic view of our network architecture. We have a pretty heterogeneous topology at U of M, we're a half Cisco, half Juniper shop, and we have... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helps our NetOps group actually handle alarms in a way that lets them see the bigger picture of those alarms, and how they might affect our services. It helps us communicate... more»

What needs improvement?

Spectrum is interesting because it's a super-mature product for CA, and it works really, really well the way it is. In terms of new features and functionality, I feel like there... more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor, the most important consideration is product; it has to be product and features. I'd give it an eight out of 10 right now, because it does what we need it... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Director at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 02 2018

What is most valuable?

It is the foundation for our monitoring solution. We are coming from a very old NSM solution, and some of the features will allow us to do more... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Having all of our information within one tool set; our alerts, our monitors, and the things that our operations team needs to function. We are... more»

What needs improvement?

It is going to be about looking at the technologies we choose to implement over the next couple of years, and how we can get more native... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were a previous user of CA NSM. From a supportability perspective, we did not want to continue using something that CA would not support. It... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would give it a nine out of 10 at this point. There are a couple of things we are still working on. If we get those implemented correctly,... more»
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Thomas Hall
Real User
Director of Delivery at Physicians Mutual Insurance
Feb 06 2018

What is most valuable?

The main value that we get out of Agile Central is the transparency it allows us to provide, both from the team level all the way through the executive level within the company and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our ability to focus on less work, but do that work better and at a higher quality, than we were able to before.

What needs improvement?

We have been talking about improvements in the quality section of Agile Central. The quality section does allow you to do test cases and test sets, and all these things, but it... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would give it probably in the seven to eight range. In order to improve beyond that, I think there would need to be some simplification. The team-level side can be challenging... more»
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Bryan Nelson
Real User
Agile Coach at T-Mobile
Nov 16 2018

What is most valuable?

It really helps with getting the alignment between strategy and execution for the product teams, all the way down to the delivery teams.

How has it helped my organization?

* It really helped to connect the dots between what the overall vision was down to T-Mobile. * Having that view into features and roadmap from product to delivery teams, and where... more»

What needs improvement?

What I have learned is that a lot of features that I am looking for, in many cases, are part of a different tool set that CA offers. Really it is more learning about which features... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would give it about an eight and a half. The reason why it would not be higher is because some of the things we are looking for we had to get other tools to plug into. Whereas,... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Distinguished Engineer with 10,001+ employees
Feb 06 2018

What is most valuable?

You can integrate clouds, hybrid infrastructure, and on-premise infrastructure into one product. You have also a big range of application probes, which is needed on our side.

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit is easy installation. Thus, the model approach of the product and out-of-the-box probes, which deliver direct value.

What needs improvement?

We want to see more investment in the UI and the dashboard (from what we have seen here at CA World, that is the case). We want to see this because usability and ease of use of the product is becoming more important for our customers.
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Richard Lobovsky
Real User
VP Enterprise Solutions - Financial Services at Samsung
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

CA has incredible reach in the market across industries. To have the opportunity to partner with CA has been great for us, a great exposure. They have got a very compelling platform that enables organizations to easily develop and roll out mobile applications. A lot of their customers have come and said, "We'd like to be able to enable these mobile applications... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would put it up in the eight to nine category out of a 10, if I had pinpoint a number. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: CA is extremely appealing because of the reach that they have across industries, and they are pretty deep in many industries. They bring some brand recognition to the table, and obviously Samsung has a very strong brand as... more»
Irvin Carney
Real User
DevOps Engineer at 84.51
Feb 06 2018

What is most valuable?

How technology agnostic it is. It works with all the different legacy solutions we have and it allows us to look at things in one location, as opposed to going to a lot of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The abstraction - I call it the "who, what, and where" of pieces of work that need to be done in the IT world. The who: the log-in, the credentials, all those things. The where: as... more»

What needs improvement?

* More Hadoop native support for things such as Oozie jobs, Spark jobs. * Native support for messaging architecture like with your RabbitMQ, your Kafkas. More native support for -... more»

What other advice do I have?

I give it an eight out of 10. The functionality is great, the scripting language is very powerful. They can adapt to most use cases. Very good community of different companies and... more»
Hui Wang
Real User
Technical Service Owner for Monitoring at BCBS of NC
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

The CA tools allow to me to get into detailed transactions for custom ranking, and be able to make predictions. It also gathers data. Some other tools may be good at one area, but not good overall, including the mainframe.

How has it helped my organization?

Currently, we are building a visibility dashboard which allows our level-1 and level-2 engineering teams to actually look at the events, and be able to designate which ones are critical, which are important. It alerts them. They are able to... more»

What needs improvement?

CA has been very famous for the mainframe. I think that's actually the edge, by the way, for CA products, as there are many, many dotcom products that don't touch mainframes. I think that CA should still keep that. The area where CA is... more»
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Pisit Cheacharoen
Real User
First Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 29 2018

What do you think of CA File Master Plus?

What is our primary use case?: Use it to browse and investigate application data in VSAM files.  • How has it helped my organization?: Makes it quick to investigate/fix problems related to application data. Our business can get back to normal operations in short order. • What is most valuable?: Browse and utilities. Easy to use. When we have a new business process/product, and we have complex batch jobs, this tool supports us completely.  • What needs improvement?: It would be better if it took less CPU time. • For how long have I used the solution?: More than five years. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: No issues with stability. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: No issues with scalability. • How is...
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior SCM engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 12 2018

What is most valuable?

I like it because it customizable, and it's rock steady, it's a very robust and mature product. Plus I love the audit... more»

How has it helped my organization?

On the CA side, where we're doing the mainframe, our automation, our development implementations are all automated,... more»

What needs improvement?

If you had asked me this 10 years ago I would have had some good answers, but they pretty well addressed everything.... more»

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

It's competitively priced and, as far as I know, it's just an enterprise license. We have found it is worth the money.... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Back in the day, it was just hard to manage multiple code streams; concurrent development I guess is what it was... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say if you want a mainframe - any kind of mainframe - solution, or for software control management go for it.... more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Mar 06 2018

What is most valuable?

The extract from/load to IMS database. We need these extract and load IMS for masking/privatization of data.

How has it helped my organization?

CA File Master handles IMS data (together with Grid Tools), which we can use to mask/privatize our data then store on IMS databases. Together with Grid Tools: * We can... more»

What needs improvement?

CA File Master cannot handle IMS Sysplex.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used File-AID. However, File-AID masking is not as good as Grid Tools. We sought out this solution because we needed a masking solution for our data (IMS, DB2, and... more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
Assistant Vice President of Programming and Development at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* Code analysis tool to help identify code issues before entered into production. * Vulnerability Management and mitigation recommendations help... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we expanded our definition of critical systems to include an internal application to be scanned by Veracode, we had initial scans that... more»

What needs improvement?

The only notable problem we have had is that when new versions of Swift have come out, we have found Veracode tends to be a bit behind in... more»

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

Pricing seems fair for what is offered, and licensing has been no problem. All developers are able to get the access they need.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend CA Veracode. Just make sure you define a process for your developers prior to implementing the technology.
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Kyle Engibous
Real User
Systems Architect at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Mar 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The most important one is the static scanning analysis, and the reason is that it can tell us vulnerability in that... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have a large developer base at our company ranging in a variety of skills sets. Some are very security aware, others... more»

What needs improvement?

From a technical standpoint, I'm pretty happy with everything. The one thing I'd like to be able to do is schedule... more»

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

If you're licensing, and you're looking at licensing models, you might want to ask Veracode about their microservice,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had never done anything like this in the past. This was the solution that we chose. We didn't really evaluate... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would advise that you figure out a way to integrate it into your software development lifecycle in a way that it's... more»
Lana Rousakovski
Consultant
Senior Leader in Software Testing and Process Improvement at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 27 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to create models/diagrams at multiple levels (nest/embed them) helps in taking models from high-level... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using the test modeling approach helped * get early alignment on requirements * prevent design and implementation... more»

What needs improvement?

Aligning models so they look clear and readable without having to move boxes around. Saving different subsets of test... more»

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

Recommendation is to go with concurrent licenses as oppose to seat license; this gives more flexibility.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used another test modeling solution. ARD has better integration with automated test scripting and with test data... more»

What other advice do I have?

It is important to ensure that people first understand modeling concepts and the organization's defined modeling best... more»
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Anuranjan Kumar
Consultant
Technical Consultant at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* Transaction traces * Dashboards * Email alerts * Team center * Average response time * Error and stall detection *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use APM for application monitoring, which includes availability, performance of apps (stalls, errors, and response... more»

What needs improvement?

CEM needs to be simplified, because it causes too many interruptions in our daily work.

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

Setup costs are quite competitive relative to other solutions, and simpler.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used AppDynamics in the past, and its customization is not as simple as that of CA APM.

What other advice do I have?

Its presence is needed in our cloud solutions. Other solutions have been present from early on, but we use this... more»

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