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About CA Clarity PPM

CA Technologies, founded in the 1970’s, remains on the forefront of business software development through its focus on creating project and business management software solutions that leverage predictive analytics for decision making. CA Technologies’ CA Clarity software suite allows its users to manage and secure complicated IT networks and support agile business services. The CA Clarity PPM software is used by a number of industry leaders, such as American Airlines. Named one of the Forbes “100 Most Innovative Companies” in 2011, CA Technologies is dedicated to providing IT management solutions to meet complex and diverse industry needs through innovative software and SaaS solutions for ever-evolving business models.

CA Technologies’ software helps with many business functions like task management and scheduling, however, CA Clarity PPM goes further than most to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity. CA Open Workbench is a Windows-based application for designed for offline use. There are four levels of service: the first is a free-to-use desktop application, CA Open Workbench, the second, CA Clarity Agile, is an Agile software development and project management solution, the third is CA Clarity Playbook, tailored to delivering reports and progress-tracking dashboards to executives, and the fourth is their flagship, enterprise-level collaborative solution called CA Clarity PPM. Regardless of the tier, tasks and resources can be assigned with schedule-based progress markers. The auto-schedule features of CA Open Workbench, contained within all the CA project management solutions, help to ensure the availability of resources that need to be paired with tasks.

CA Clarity project management products offer varying information views, including Gantt and phase level Gantt charts as well as PERT-style displays. CA Clarity PPM is a project management software that can be upgraded and scaled to integrate financial management and monitoring applications as well as forecasting through ‘What If’ projections. This renders the basic task manager into an enterprise-wide, multi-dimensional project management tool that manages both human and financial resources. CA Clarity’s multiple product tiers ensure that as your company grows, your project and business management solution can scale with your growth.

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(Last updated on 03/21/2016)

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Christopher P.

SomeCompany PLC.


CA Clarity PPM - Avoid!

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Reviewed on March 16, 2016

What do you like best about this product?

There is nothing to like about it. Using this product is painful.

What could be improved about this product?

Everything. The web interface is awful. The integration with Open Workbench is awful. Open Workbench is awful.

Trying to use CA Clarity PPM is like cutting a sheet of lead with a pair of children\’s plastic scissors. The best way I\’ve found is to export to XML via OWB and then modify the tasks using a Python script.

How likely would you be to recommend this software to a friend or colleague?

0/10

Troy M.

Kelly


Good PM Software

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Reviewed on September 3, 2014

What do you like best about this product?

In my 2.5 years working in this role, I used CA Clarity v12. It provided good organization of project artifacts with a functional interface for Reporting, Modifications, and Portfolio Management.


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