November 01, 2012
CA Clarity PPM Gets an Upgrade, Better Caters to Individual Projects and Cost Requirements
By Robbie Pleasant
CA Technologies has improved its CA Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM (News - Alert)), now helping customers improve their bottom line even further. The CA Clarity PPM continually helps with the allocation of resources, keeping up with the needs of the business, and the new capabilities in version 13.1 help make it even easier and more effective.
In the new edition of CA Clarity (News - Alert) PPM, customers can associate roles or individuals to cost plans, while managers can update, merge or replace cost plans connected to individual projects or portfolios.
A new portlet also allows for hierarchical views of resource allocations, organized by investment, and helps users see where their resources are allocated. New intuitive histogram indicators are available as well to help them better determine projected capacity and demand.
The CA Clarity PPM can be delivered as an on-premises solution, hosted or SaaS (News - Alert) delivery. The language barrier isn’t so much a barrier as a little stumbling block now, as it supports 20 different languages.
CA Technologies additionally announced new releases of CA Calrity Agile (News - Alert) and CA Clarity Requirements, integrated with CA Clarity PPM 13.1. With the enhancements to Agile, collaboration across virtual teams is improved, and delivery teams can better understand how user stories over larger projects are connected.
The enhancements to Requirements will help streamline collaboration and management of project preferences.
Also included in both is OEM versions of the Tasktop Dev and Tasktop Sync, which integrate with third-party Application Lifecycle Management solutions and provide visibility into software projects in multiple environments.
“Today’s managers are under greater pressure than ever to make smart portfolio decisions, maximize productivity, and stay aligned with relentlessly changing business conditions,” said Lokesh Jindal, general manager of Service and Portfolio Management solutions at CA Technologies (News - Alert). “CA Clarity PPM 13.1 uniquely provides the technology foundation necessary for meeting these critical management challenges.”
Resource allocation can be a tricky and tiresome task, but the CA Clarity Project and Portfolio Management makes it easier.
Being able to better see and manage where everything is going, and how effective it is, can make the difference between meeting one’s goals and going over-budget. The help it offers can therefore prove essential to a company keeping tight control of its resources.
Edited by Braden Becker