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CA Voted “Best” for Tenth Straight PPM Summit; Wins Most Awards Again


CA Wins “Best PPM Technology Solution,” “Best Portfolio Analysis” and “Best PPM Strategy & Services Provider” at 2008 Project & Portfolio Management Summit Europe

ISLANDIA, N.Y. – CA (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that its CA Clarity PPM solution has been voted “Best PPM Technology Solution,” “Best Portfolio Analysis” and “Best PPM Strategy & Services Provider” at the 2008 Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Summit Europe in Vienna, Austria. The company received the most nominations and was the only vendor named a finalist in all categories. This is the tenth straight PPM Summit that CIOs and technology decision makers have recognized CA with the most awards for its PPM solution.

The Project & Portfolio Management Innovation™ Awards are significant because they are voted on by over 100 attending senior IT executives and CIOs who attend boardroom presentations by leading PPM vendors over a two-day period. The awards distinguish technology and service providers for the quality of their solutions and programs, the level of service and support, and exceptional design and delivery of presentations.

Key to CA’s success at PPM Summits is showcasing the incredible value customers are getting from the use of CA Clarity PPM. This year’s event featured Debenhams, a leading department stores group in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, among other customers.

“As a company in the retail industry, it is essential that we have sound project and portfolio methods in place,” said Dominic Nash, Business Systems Controller at Debenhams. “Debenhams chose CA Clarity PPM for its reputation as a best-in-class solution to streamline our mission critical project, program and portfolio management processes. CA Clarity PPM provides value to our organization with improved enterprise visibility and robust automated processes, driving overall efficiency and resource optimization.”

This recognition comes shortly after CA World 2008, where the company announced the new release of CA Clarity PPM, and a SaaS delivery option:

* CA Clarity PPM v12 adds capabilities to streamline the planning and tracking of requirements, improve collaboration with project and portfolio stakeholders through the most popular collaboration tool, Microsoft SharePoint, and help drive adoption of PPM across the enterprise.
* CA Clarity PPM On Demand is a full-featured version of the leading PPM solution and gives companies of all sizes and maturity levels the option of best-in-class PPM via a flexible and easy-to-implement SaaS model.

“These prestigious awards demonstrate CA’s continued success as a leader in the PPM space,” said Carl Landers, vice president of marketing for CA Clarity PPM. “As companies are faced with the challenge of cutting costs without sacrificing priorities that drive business value, CA is delivering solutions that help drive efficiency with project and resource prioritization.”

CIOs and senior IT executives have continually recognized CA Clarity PPM as a top solution at the PPM Summits. This renowned event is held semi-annually in both North America and Europe. CA’s proven record of success includes:

* Best PPM Technology Solution, Best Portfolio Analysis and Best PPM Strategy & Services Provider, Europe 2008
* Best Solution and Best Presentation, North America 2008
* Best Solution, Best Technology and Service Provider and Best Presentation, Europe 2007
* Best Portfolio Analysis and Most Flexible/Configurable, North America 2007
* Best Solution, Best Technology and Service Provider and Best Presentation, Europe 2006
* Best Solution and Best Strategy, North America 2006
* Best Solution and Best Vendor, Europe 2005
* Best Vendor and Best Strategy, North America 2005
* Best Solution and Best Vendor, Europe 2004
* Best Vendor, North America 2004

About Project & Portfolio Management Summit

Project & Portfolio Management Summit brings Senior IT Executives from the PPM business community together with Gartner Analysts, and leading and emerging Technology Providers. The business-intensive format includes Gartner-led sessions, Case Study Presentations, a Showcase of Exhibits, and networking functions.

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About CA Clarity PPM

CA Clarity PPM, the industry-leading project and portfolio management solution, enables 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 800,000 users at more than 900 companies depend on CA Clarity PPM to govern IT and, increasingly, to manage new product development (NPD). For more information on CA Clarity PPM, please visit

CA (NASDAQ: CA) is the world’s leading independent IT management software company. With CA’s Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision and expertise, organizations can more effectively govern, manage and secure IT to optimize business performance and sustain competitive advantage. For more information, visit


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