CA Clarity PPM Positioned in “Leaders” Quadrant for Project and Portfolio Management by Leading Analyst Firm
ISLANDIA, N.Y.– CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that Gartner, Inc. has placed CA in the “Leaders” quadrant of its “Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management” report.* Gartner positioned CA Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) in the “Leaders” quadrant based on CA’s completeness of vision and ability to execute. A leading provider of PPM software, CA’s best-in-class CA Clarity PPM solution improves visibility into key initiatives by aiding the prioritization of people, projects and programs through a portfolio view, optimizing resources and driving enterprise efficiency.
According to the Gartner report, “Leaders share many attributes with technology providers we’ve rated as visionaries and challengers but are differentiated by comparatively high ratings in many areas, not just a few, with overwhelming customer references supporting their claims submitted as evidence. Consistency between a provider’s stated strategy and product direction, and its execution—that is, integrity—is important, along with demonstrated vision, enabling the vendor to address emerging and often vaguely defined market requirements.”
Over the past year, CA expanded its leadership in the PPM market with the introduction of CA Clarity PPM On Demand Essentials, a low-risk software as a service (SaaS) 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. For clients looking for more advanced PPM capabilities, CA introduced the first PPM on-demand offerings tailored specifically for IT Governance, New Product Development and U.S. Federal compliance and program management. Organizations looking for the best PPM functionality available on demand can now get that from CA, a company with experience, a sizable customer base and a strong financial position, rather than from smaller vendors struggling in today’s economy.
The Gartner report cautioned, “Potential PPM customers should consider the potentially negative effects on viability if a [venture capital funded] vendor plans to seek another round in the latter half of 2009 and cannot get it. If the economic situation does not improve before year-end 2009, and venture capital firms continue to tighten their purse strings, some PPM vendors struggling to maintain organic growth may find themselves in dire straits by the first quarter of 2010.”
“CA’s focus on delivering targeted solutions in the ways our customers want to leverage them speaks, in my opinion, to why we’ve been positioned by Gartner as a leader in the PPM Magic Quadrant,” said Tom Kendra, senior vice president and general manager of the CA Clarity PPM business unit at CA. “With out-of-the-box functionality to drive fast business value and robust dashboarding capabilities to seamlessly report on-going priorities to CIOs and business executives, CA Clarity PPM is the best solution for organizations looking to manage their IT governance processes and key business initiatives.”
CA will be demonstrating the latest version of CA Clarity PPM at the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit taking place September 14-16 in Orlando, Florida. This event features leading Gartner analysts addressing how project, program and portfolio management improve IT engagement and efficiency.
To learn more about CA Clarity PPM and download a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant report, please visit http://www.myclarity.com.
*Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management” by Daniel B. Stang, Michael Hanford, June 2, 2009.
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