Top Analyst Firm Names CA a ‘Leader’ in the IT Project and Portfolio Management Market
Report Names CA ‘Major Player’ in Growing SaaS IT PPM Market
ISLANDIA, N.Y. – CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that leading analyst firm IDC has positioned CA in the ‘leader’ segment of its “IDC MarketScape: IT Project and Portfolio Management, 2009 Vendor Analysis” report for its CA Clarity™ PPM solution. IDC also acknowledged CA’s leadership in the SaaS market, naming CA a ‘major player’ in the SaaS/On Demand IT PPM market.
Melinda-Carol Ballou, program director for IDC’s Application Life-Cycle Management research, wrote in the report, “Moving into 2H09–2010, we see CA as well positioned to execute in the bleakest economic market in decades because its efforts are diversified to address the needs of users at many levels as well as areas of synergy related to ITPPM (e.g., PPM, NPD, and GRC). For those combined reasons, CA is placed in the leader segment of the ITPPM enterprise view. CA’s SaaS offering is scored in the major vendor segment of the SaaS/on-demand view, as it continues to evolve its offering (2009–2010).”*
According to the report, CA’s established leadership in the enterprise PPM market extends past traditional solutions that manage IT project and programs, to multiple targeted solutions that leverage PPM beyond the IT department. For those seeking a SaaS delivery option, CA Clarity PPM On Demand can deliver the same robust, best-in-class functionality as the on-premise version, while also presenting an opportunity for “…small and medium-sized businesses… seeking a faster on-ramp and greater Clarity usage rates along with a de-capitalized purchase model…”*
This recognition by IDC follows a recent report by Gartner Research that also positions CA as a leader in the project and portfolio management (PPM) market for its award-winning CA Clarity PPM solution.
“IDC’s report is the latest testament to CA’s leadership in the PPM market, and rapid growth in the SaaS PPM space,” said Tom Kendra, senior vice president and general manager of the CA Clarity PPM business unit at CA. “CA continues to fulfill our promise to customers to deliver best-in-class solutions that customers can adopt and gain business value from immediately, using the delivery method of their choice.”
To help customers rapidly implement and reap value from their PPM investments, CA, in April, introduced CA Clarity PPM On Demand Essentials, an easy to adopt solution that combines the most common PPM functions with built-in on-demand end-user training and the industry’s first 5-day fixed-price implementation program. In addition to CA’s specialized PPM solutions for new product development (NPD) and federal regulations like Earned Value Management (EVM), in July, CA launched CA Grants Manager On Demand, a complete lifecycle grants management solution to help states and municipalities manage and report on their grants, including funds originating from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA).
* IDC, “IDC MarketScape: IT Project and Portfolio Management, 2009 Vendor Analysis” Doc # 219087, July 2009
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
* For an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape report visit www.ca.com/us/analysts/reports/collateral.aspx?CID=214483
* For more information on CA’s PPM solutions, visit www.ca.com/ppm
* For more information on CA’s On Demand services, visit www.ca.com/ondemand
* For more information on CA’s solution for grants management, visit www.ca.com/grants
About CA Clarity PPM
CA Clarity PPM, the industry-leading project and portfolio management solution, helps public and private sector IT organizations to achieve world-class performance by improving the quality of their engagement with their stakeholders and enhancing their ability to run at peak efficiency. The CA Clarity PPM system features integrated IT portfolio planning, demand management, project management, resource planning and time, cost and earned value management. More than 1000 companies, organizations and government agencies depend on CA Clarity PPM to govern IT and manage new product development (NPD). For more information on CA Clarity PPM, please visit www.ca.com/ppm. To receive updates, follow us on Twitter.
CA (NASDAQ: CA), the world’s leading independent IT management software company, helps customers optimize IT for better business results. CA’s Enterprise IT Management solutions for mainframe and distributed computing enable Lean IT—empowering organizations to more effectively govern, manage and secure their IT operations. For more information, visit www.ca.com.
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