CA Enables Federal Agencies And System Integrators To Meet Earned Value Managment Requirements
CA (NYSE: CA) announced today the industry’s first enterprise-level project portfolio management (PPM) solution that enables federal agencies and system integrators to manage programs with proven best practices, while facilitating the process and reports necessary to meet Earned Value Management (EVM) requirements.
The solution helps agencies manage programs in accordance with the Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process, while providing a system that facilitates the reporting necessary to meet the OMB and ANSI 748 compliance mandates set forth by the federal government. It integrates CA Clarity, the industry-leading IT governance solution, with software and services from Integrated Management Concepts, Inc. (IMC), a leading provider of earned value and cost management. In addition to integrating their products, the companies are working together in sales and marketing.
“While federal EVM mandates clearly fulfill an important purpose, they can create significant compliance workloads for agency IT managers—and can even divert resources required to successfully complete critical projects,” said Carl Landers, vice president of CA Clarity marketing. “By greatly simplifying compliance with these mandates, the CA Clarity for Federal solution enables agencies to successfully and consistently meet both their fiduciary and functional responsibilities.”
The July 2006 mandate from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires all federal programs valued at more than $20 million to comply with EVM ANSI standards. An internal analysis of the Federal Procurement Data System has shown that there are 345 programs worth $36.8B that will need an ANSI 748 Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
“We are pleased to partner with CA to help program managers address federal requirements for stronger project controls and specific performance reports and graphics,” said Mark Tillema, president of IMC. “By combining our DecisionEdge Earned Value Manager software with the CA Clarity solution, federal agencies can quickly implement a proven EIA/ANSI 748 system that complies with the OMB 300 directive.”
With today’s announcement, federal customers can relieve the pressure to maintain compliance, control, forecasting and performance of programs through:
-A configurable governance platform for complete program and compliance management
-Compliance with a broad spectrum of federal requirements for ANSI 748 and OMB 300 A-11, with a single repository to manage all mandates (i.e.: EVM, OMB 300, FISMA, Balance Scorecard)
-Seamless workflow management to support auditing, traceability and change control
-Total program demand and execution capture through integrated process management
-Real-time program data, compiled in a central repository, for more accurate reporting and proactive management
-Best-practice automation in a standardized, repeatable fashion
“Providing ANSI 748 compliant systems for federal programs is no longer an option,” said Matthew Morris, president, PPMS International, and member of the NDIA Program Management Systems Committee and Civilian Agency EVM working group. “To make the most of the tools that facilitate EVM reporting, it is essential they be integrated into comprehensive program management tools. CA’s solution to manage programs and achieve a compliant EVMS enables PMO’s to deliver a more cost effective and efficient service to our federal clients.”
The CA Clarity for Federal solution is now shipping. CA Clarity software and services to implement it are available on the GSA schedule. For more information, please go to http://myclarity.com/go/FederalEVM.
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