British Sky Broadcasting uses CA Technologies’ Clarity PPM for new product development

Infotech Lead America: British Sky Broadcasting, a provider of multi-channel, multi-platform television service in the UK and Ireland, uses CA Clarity PPM for new product development.

CA Clarity PPM 13.1 will expand British Sky Broadcasting’s ability to track costs, resources, demands and capacities across departments so that we can more rapidly make decisions and reallocate projects that are in jeopardy of underperforming or going over budget.

“More than 10.4 million families in the UK and Ireland subscribe to our entertainment and communications services so new innovation is critical, and CA Clarity PPM has enabled us to make better informed decisions on how to get the best value from the company’s resources,” said Moira Wedel, PPM solutions manager, British Sky Broadcasting.

CA Technologies has added new capabilities to CA Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM).

Office Depot, a provider of office supplies and services, is using CA Clarity PPM On-Demand for resource management and status reporting for their IT projects.

“CA Clarity PPM On-Demand has enabled us to move away from manual tracking so that we can gain a better understanding of our resource utilization and improve our labor productivity,” said Christy Poe, director, IT Planning, Office Depot.

CA’s new enhancements are aimed at assisting enterprise customers to improve their bottom-line performance by continuously aligning the allocation of their finite resources with their constantly changing business needs.

CA Clarity PPM 13.1 enables enterprise customers to make long-terms plans and accurate forecasts by flexibly associating roles or named individuals to cost plans. Managers can also readily update, merge or replace cost plans associated with specific projects and portfolios.

Moreover, the updated PPM enables enterprises to make decisions about investment prioritization and timing. A new portlet, which enables hierarchical views of resource allocations by investment, allows users to see where critical resources are allocated.

With the addition of Korean, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese, CA Clarity PPM now supports 20 languages. CA Clarity PPM also now extends accessibility with WCAG 2.0 Level AA and Section 508 certification—as well as support for Google Chrome.

“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, Service and Portfolio Management solutions, CA Technologies.

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