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Consultant at Ericsson
Dec 22 2017

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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Consultant at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 05 2017

What is most valuable?

Presently we are making maximum use of this product for IBM Websphere monitoring with agents monitoring the MQ's. We are also using the java and .net agents for monitoring the respective applications. Introscope Reports and Dashboards provide... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In our organization, the critical applications are being monitored with thresholds set for any malfunctioning through APM. Also, we have configured Dashboards which display any deviation of the application from normal. Further, the Tool is... more»

What needs improvement?

Based on my experience with the product, I found two areas which can be improved on in future. Firstly, the APM upgrade procedure is a bit complicated with compatibility issues which can emerge like between agents and EM/Collectors. Secondly,... more»
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Pre-Sales/System Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 06 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important part is the user experience. CA Service Desk Manager provides a great and helpful experience. It's a tool with constant updates and always thinking about and looking out for the user. It's a powerful tool that is able to do... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I've been implementing the solution for more than a decade, in different companies of different sizes and in different industries. It's adaptability is incredible; you can codify and change almost everything. Therefore, the solution is... more»

What needs improvement?

The solution could include in your own license other products to help your own customers embrace more disciplines to their needs. With a small licensing of these products, it's possible to present all the power of the power of suite.
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Consultant at Ericsson
Apr 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 dashboard, replacing all those excel spreadsheets.

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 track, analyze and tweak the heap memory would be a great addition to this PPM tool.
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ESM Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 27 2018

What is most valuable?

Deep Dive and Transaction Analysis Triage capability. The AppMap feature is very very helpful in visualizing. Also ACC is a huge help with agent maintenance/management (life cycle).

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 with customers in getting them introduced to the product. Want to show them how deep dive provided by APM can help them... more»

What needs improvement?

User Experience is a BIG one. Integration of all of APM components into one swift deployment.
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Reservations Supervisor at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 21 2017

What is most valuable?

I like it because I have several projects, and it keeps me on track for each one. So, I can track each iteration of each project, and see where I'm at and where other people are at, visually. I guess maybe the iteration planning and tracking... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped a great deal in the fact that we are able to take small chunks of data and get them actually moved forward end to end. Previously, we had to wait several months before something would actually be available for the end user. This... more»

What needs improvement?

I think I'd like to be able to color-code the words more easily, not just the side. You can change the color on the side, but to actually change the font color would be useful. Currently, I use an HTML color font to change the title of a... more»
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Enterprise IT Management Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Granular Security enables self-service role-based access. JIL language is always a big accelerator for creating/editing job flows efficiently. Great at handling timezones and daylight savings adjustments.

How has it helped my organization?

Self-Service has enabled the support team to move from being a bottleneck to being the go-to team for expertise and advice and to focus on maintaining the infrastructure.

What needs improvement?

Despite the commitment of the development team to improve the UI since version 11.3, the WCC module still lacks true quality. There are still too many screens and the use cases need to be handled in a more "compact" way.
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Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 01 2017

What is most valuable?

It has many great features, but in most of the companies that I have done consulting for, they rarely use them as it requires an advanced level of knowledge of the tool. Event Configuration: A tool in its simplest form creates business logic... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Reduces the false positives, by creating our own business logic with the Event Configuration. Allows us to have a single console/notification point, with the alarms of all the tools that we use for monitoring.

What needs improvement?

It’s like having a Ferrari, without a professional driver. Most companies don’t use all the good features. The out-of-the-box features are just too poor: (Ping, CPU, Disk and Memory, Process, and File Systems). CA Spectrum is an... more»
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Computer Technician at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Detection of errors that occur to users * Measurement of response time * Transaction traces

How has it helped my organization?

In our organization, it was very common to create crisis rooms where we gathered experts from all areas to investigate an application problem by allegations of users about problems of slowness and errors. After we started using APM in our... more»

What needs improvement?

Currently, we have in our park 600 servers monitored with the APM, and we have on average 2000 applications still to be included in the monitoring. As our environment is very large and we support all of them with a team of about 20 people, we... more»
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Owner at Clarity Iq Inc
Jan 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it enables me to present data in the format that the client wants to consume it. That client might be a visualization tool, that client might be a report, that client might be a customer's API requirements.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are rapid development and deployment of APIs, which means that your information, your ability to handle information, to receive it and to send it, to visualize it, to report on it, to get intelligence out of it, happens fast and... more»

What needs improvement?

The latest version that just came out at the first of October really was a powerful move in the right direction. I was very, very pleased with that because it allows now beginning to use information of things. We've got this IOT... more»
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Senior Manager Quality Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 07 2017

What do you think of CA Endevor Software Change Manager?

Primary Use Case We use it for version control in the mainframe area. It's been great. To be honest, we use GitHub for enterprise for the distributed world, and we use SCM for the mainframe world. So far, I've looked around as well. I've not seen a computer that's close to Endevor in terms of performance, scalability and capability. • Improvements to My Organization On a day to day basis, it's all about managing my operations without any downtime. The tool has done a good job of want I want it to do, and it's a very stable tool. I think it's doing a good job. • Valuable Features Automated build Quick Edit option Utilities for continuous integration • Room for Improvement I think the main focus should be the continuous delivery aspects. How can I have a single view...
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Lead ,Managed Services at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* The remote connection part (Support Automation): CA Service Desk has a Support Automation feature which primarily does remote connection. This is an important customer support tool used in connecting to a user’s/customer’s device or machine... more»

How has it helped my organization?

All business processes have been built around the service. SLAs are measured promptly and tickets are owned/resolved faster, thereby improving user/customer satisfaction.

What needs improvement?

The Reporting part (Reports Tab) needs to be more robust and made less complex. CA Service Desk makes use of a BusinessObjects XI tool for reports, which is owned by SAP. This is actually a third-party tool and a bit complex in terms of... more»
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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»
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Senior Manager Information Technology Infrastructure at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 17 2017

What is most valuable?

* Cloud monitoring * Easily skinnable * SAP monitoring * Reporting Tools * Probe packages and probe deployment

How has it helped my organization?

Through action automation (using NAS and robot actions) we got reduced operational effort, improved operative tasks, and optimization of resources.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see improvements in the maintenance mode area. I would like to set only a probe from a robot or group in maintenance or place profiles from probes in maintenance. Making a GUI with criteria such as selection by robot/hub/probe... more»
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Sr Project IT Leader - Project Management at Honeywell Aerospace
May 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The best thing is one single source to capture all our IT project information. We are a very big company all over the world. We have all the data in one spot. The product is easy to access, easy to compile and pull up reports, with everybody... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are still early on. For the leadership, they see it as, perhaps, a more accurate way of gathering information for their decision making and as a single source. They don't have to go to every site and ask questions, try to gather and... more»

What needs improvement?

We're pretty new so I don't know all the capability that the tool has. From what I'm hearing here, I see there's a lot more capabilities. We are running with version 14.3, straight out of the box. I don't think I've explored everything it can... more»
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Head IT Operations at ICBC Argentina
May 05 2017

What is most valuable?

Spectrum is very useful for us, because the product lets us monitor and control all the various components of our infrastructure that support our business from an IT perspective. We are also beginning to implement SOI, in order to view our IT... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With Spectrum, we are implementing a unified monitoring system. We have also purchased CA APM and Agile Central to complement Spectrum and have an ambitious plan to integrate these systems. This will increase the effectiveness of the IT... more»

What needs improvement?

From the users perspective the looks and feel of dashboards of Spectrum would be easier to use and for understanding as APM will be in 10.5 version which we saw in CA World. Also, from our point of view, It´s necessary that CA people in... more»
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AutoSys Administrator/Engineer PS Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

CA Workload Automation AutoSys Edition is one of the most powerful schedulers that you have on the open systems, or going between Window servers; to be able to schedule and take advantage of the different powers that the automation has with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit of using this product is the fact that your return on investment is major. When you don't have to teach people how to script or how to write different codes because of the way they connect to stuff, you're saving money, because... more»

What needs improvement?

To make it a lot more user-friendly, in order to make it so other people can use it without having to do much training with it; the more user-friendly it is, the easier it is to work with.
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Sr. Configuration Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 10 2017

What is most valuable?

CA Harvest has been one of our primary version control tools. It has helped us map all of our applications into a version control environment, where we are able to map them, and help the code promotion across each environment, and we are able... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us to integrate version control with change management. That has helped us track the application flow across each of our environments, promotion from dev to our higher environments, to production. The tracking aspect of the tool... more»

What needs improvement?

One feature that we are looking for is traceability, and also merging. That is a little cumbersome right now. We have provided our feedback to their representatives so they can provide us a good merging capability next time. One thing that I... more»
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Head of Data Science at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 30 2017

What is most valuable?

These features are core requirements for infrastructure management: * Topology Discovery * Configuration Management * Best network root-cause analysis * Service management * Integration with CA SOI and CA SDM

How has it helped my organization?

* Reduces system fails * Reduces time to resolve issues * Gives a clear picture about device usage: Not in terms of performance, but in terms of roles Sometimes customers use network equipment which does not solve any business tasks and can... more»

What needs improvement?

It's a mature product for a classic network. New areas (NFV, SDN, APM) are covered by new technologies. As such, products should have tight integration with modern data science platforms.
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TEM Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 05 2017

What is most valuable?

* NCM * Discovery: Scheduled, on-demand, synchronized with eHealth * REST API * Spectrum integration with CABI, eHealth, SOI, and EEM * Modelling of custom device models * MRTG graphs in real time for interfaces * Dynamic Global Collections *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

CA Spectrum allowed our client, a Tier 1 TELCO, to manage their E2E network infrastructure. The distributed architecture and eHealth integrations enabled a powerful solution for providing Hosted Managed Services to an Enterprise customer. It... more»

What needs improvement?

* NCM: Needs to be more user-friendly and refined. The ability to quickly see changes across various time configured backups helps to quickly identify changes which could be a root cause to a prevalent problem due to incorrect configurations.... more»

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Dec 15 2017
I would like to know the pros & cons of CA SiteMinder and IBM Tivoli Access Manager products.
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Hi  Currently we handle around 4000 devices on-prem UIM and we´re thinking about increasing the amount of discovered servers by installing a secondary SaaS hub to cover the different cloud installed servers over the internet. Has anybody done this? How complex is it? Do you recommend another... more»
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Thierry VelasquezCurrently it is not possible to mix UIM on premise with DXI IM (aka UIM... more»

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Company:Gateway Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Designation:Services Consultant Client: CA Technologies -Tool: CA Unified Infrastructure Management -Versions: v8.3 - v8.4.7 -Projects: Scorpio Marine Management India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai Tata Communications Ltd., Mumbai ... more>>
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