New CA Clarity PPM On Demand Helps Deliver What Customers Need Now – Fast, Low-Risk Deployments Plus Solution-Specific Options
Enhancements Make it Even Easier to Get Started with the Leading Enterprise-Class PPM Solution and Help Enable Lean IT
ISLANDIA, N.Y. – CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) today announced enhancements to its CA Clarity™ Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) On Demand solution to help organizations maximize portfolio value and minimize project costs. By extending and simplifying CA Clarity PPM On Demand services, CA is significantly reducing the risk for CIOs and business executives who need enterprise PPM capabilities without enterprise software complexity. This is one of 13 new and enhanced products CA announced today that help CIOs achieve Lean IT by reducing waste, increasing productivity and improving the customer experience.
“In this uncertain economic environment, organizations are increasingly searching for ways to shed excess costs without compromising mission-critical business drivers,” said Dan Stang, Gartner analyst and PPM software expert. “Efforts to make SaaS ever faster to implement promote customer success and reduce upfront risk in harnessing the power of PPM in the enterprise.”
CA Clarity PPM On Demand, the SaaS version of the award-winning CA Clarity PPM, empowers organizations by delivering visibility over the entire enterprise to drive efficient prioritization of projects, people and resources. For organizations looking to get started quickly, CA now offers CA Clarity PPM On Demand Essentials, a low-risk 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. Delivering value quickly, this new solution includes streamlined dashboards, templates and reports to manage projects, resources, demand and the portfolio, yet allows customers to easily add more capabilities and best practices as their maturity grows.
“In a short period of time, CA Clarity PPM On Demand has enabled us to run a true SaaS environment that is current at all times. This not only allows us to test planned changes ahead of time, it also frees up valuable human resources, while eliminating the need for extra hardware,” said Kelley Eich, departmental CTO Governor’s Office of Information Technology, Colorado Department of Human Services. “Going to an On Demand model has allowed us, now more than ever, to focus on delivering services to those who rely on us most, like our children, youth and families and behavioral health divisions, in the most timely and efficient way possible. CA is a partner in our efforts to become as lean as possible now and into the future.”
For clients looking for more advanced PPM capabilities, CA introduces the first PPM on-demand offerings tailored specifically for IT Governance, New Product Development and U.S. Federal compliance and program management. Rather than spending months configuring generic PPM software-as-service, CA customers are up and running quickly with the functionality, training and content appropriate for their needs, such as pre-built integrations with IT planning and control applications, Stage-Gate® certified product development content and ANSI-748 earned value management reporting.
* The new CA Clarity PPM On Demand for ITG service extends core PPM capabilities to include service portfolio management, requirements planning, IT financial management and integrations with IT management applications to deliver a comprehensive IT planning and control solution.
* The CA Clarity PPM On Demand for NPD service uniquely combines product portfolio management and idea-to-launch management to improve the selection, development and launch of new products, all critical activities as organizations continue to fund significant investments in R&D even during challenging economic times.
* The CA Clarity PPM On Demand for U. S. Federal service extends core PPM capabilities for program, portfolio and financial management with specific capabilities to address Federal compliance requirements for ANSI 748 Earned Value reporting, OMB 53 and 300 reporting, and more.
“Our new CA Clarity PPM On Demand offerings align perfectly with the needs of our customers, allowing them to focus on maximizing value from their investments at the lowest cost and level of risk,” said Tom Kendra, senior vice president and general manager of the CA Clarity PPM business unit at CA. “The rapid uptake of our on-demand services demonstrates that customers value not only complete functionality, but also market leadership and a long track record of success and investment in project and portfolio management.”
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