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Moen Taps into Savings with CA Workload Automation


Business-Driven Automation Solution Helps Moen Increase Business Agility, Service Quality and Control; Reduce Risk; Minimize Costs; and Improve IT Efficiency

ISLANDIA, N.Y.– CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that Moen Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of plumbing products, is using CA Workload Automation, a pillar of CA’s Business-Driven Automation Solution, to centralize processing across its wide-ranging distributed environment. The distributed-hosted enterprise workload automation solution is helping Moen achieve Lean IT by increasing business agility, service quality, and control, as well as reducing risk, minimizing costs, and improving IT efficiency.

Moen’s business goal was to create automated, distributed workload processing across the enterprise from a single point of control, while integrating with all SAP ERP applications. The initial installation of CA Workload Automation took only 10 minutes to complete and addressed all of Moen’s business objectives. It then went beyond those requirements and covered Moen’s automation wish-list as well.

CA Workload Automation’s event-driven functionality has helped Moen create a more efficient IT infrastructure by delivering seamless reporting and monitoring of workload processes across platforms, operating systems and applications. The solution integrated seamlessly with all of Moen’s applications throughout the enterprise, including SAP NetWeaver. With CA Workload Automation’s advanced SAP automation and its comprehensive usability features, the CA solution created an even more dynamic and responsive workload automation environment than Moen thought possible.

Using CA’s certified ESP Business Agent for SAP solutions, CA Workload Automation interfaces seamlessly with SAP’s built-in CCMS scheduler to ensure that all scheduling activities for both SAP and non-SAP jobs are automated throughout the enterprise. As a 100% SAP shop, this was a vital consideration for Moen and the end result is increased productivity and time-savings.

“CA Workload Automation enables our IT department to monitor workload at any location throughout the company,” said Glenn Smith, senior network analyst, Moen. “The solution has made making workload changes much easier. With our old scheduler, it took me all day to change 14 jobs. Now it takes minutes using CA Workload Automation.”

CA Workload Automation has also helped Moen to:

* Reduce 1,500 separate workload objects to 70 applications;
* Eliminate one day of modifying schedules prior to month-end, and one day after month-end;
* Simplify job definitions and reduce 25 separate calendars to two;
* Ensure SLAs are met by providing lead-time to rectify overdue or failed jobs.

In addition, the CA solution has helped Moen modernize and simplify its workload processes by delivering performance enhancements, which include:

* Defining workload objects once instead of every time they are scheduled to run;
* Automatic notification of failed or overdue jobs gives IT administrators plenty of time to make changes;
* Centralized audit logs track workload changes to help meet regulatory compliance;
* Event-driven workload automation that is based on calendar requirements such as time and date, as well as application and infrastructure events for real-time management.

“CA Workload Automation is well-designed, simple, and easy to use,” says Smith. “It addresses our need for distributed computing across heterogeneous environments and helps us accomplish more without spending a lot of money. Most importantly, it aligns our IT department with Moen’s business strategy and provides a significant return on investment.”


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