CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced it has been named a Leader
Forrester Wave™: Project/Program Portfolio Management, Q4 2012."*
The company also received the highest score in the current offering
category of below-the-line vendors.
Above-the-line solutions focus on portfolio planning, with linkage to
tactical work planning and execution. Below-the-line solutions focus on
planning, execution, and work management.
According the report, CA Technologies offers "robust analytics at
transactional and strategic levels." The report also notes that CA
Clarity™ Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) offers customers "a
wide range of deployment options, which allows them to either start
quickly via software-as-a-service (SaaS) or proceed on a traditional
on-premises route that supports a number of configurations."
Forrester says CA Technologies "adaptable integration strategy permits
companies to bring in critical data from third-party applications such
as ALM and service portfolio management to analyze performance and
health to determine a portfolio alignment. Recent investments in
reporting and application portfolio management enable CA to provide
greater transparency and insight into BT planning strategies."
The report further states that the ability of CA Clarity PPM "to
leverage both traditional and Agile approaches allows users to manage a
wide variety of projects and work activities. Adaptable ideatin, demand
management, and resource planning give organizations flexibility to
manage in multiple approaches. Agile organizations, or those
transitioning to Agile, have the ability to collaboratively plan and
execute projects regardless of approach."
Forrester evaluated vendor solutions against 68 criteria. To qualify for
inclusion in the report, vendors had to meet the following conditions:
"Organizations can greatly benefit from flexible solutions that manage
investments, projects and resources and connect them to IT and business
goals," said Lokesh Jindal, general manager, Service and Portfolio
Management solutions, CA Technologies. "Forrester's recognition of our
leadership is, in our opinion, a direct reflection of our success in
providing customers with precisely this kind of solution."
DSV, one of the largest freight forwarding companies in the world, is
using CA Clarity PPM On Demand to track the time, costs and tasks for
day-to-day departmental activities across their entire project portfolio.
"By improving our project management capabilities, we can deliver better
outcomes across our integrated portfolio at a lower cost to support the
business as it expands," said Michael Pedersen, Section Manager CTM,
Business Services Group IT, DSV. "We can align resources, projects,
assets and applications with our cost and financial planning to ensure
better long-term results."
To receive a complimentary copy of the Forrester report, please visit http://bit.ly/WiQMtl.
*Forrester Research, Inc., "The Forrester Wave™: Project/Program
Portfolio Management, Q4 2012," December 20, 2012.
About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) is an IT management software and solutions
company with expertise across all IT environments - from mainframe and
distributed, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures
IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT
services. CA Technologies innovative products and services provide the
insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business
agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA
Technologies to manage evolving IT ecosystems. For additional
information, visit CA Technologies at www.ca.com.
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