New CA ERwin r9 Helps Customers Make Smarter Use of Enterprise Data

ERworld Online Conference October 22-25, 2012

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CA Technologies announced a major new release of its award-winning CA ERwin data modelling solutions that help organisations increase data quality and cost savings through a unified view of strategic data assets.

The new release—the second in less than a year—provides a collaborative data modelling environment to manage enterprise data using an intuitive, graphical interface. It helps improve data re-use, optimise system quality, accelerate time-to-benefit and enable appropriate information governance—key objectives for IT organisations serving companies in today’s highly competitive and intensely regulated markets.

“Consistent, accurate and up-to-date information across systems and business functions is one of the keys to success for IT organisations supporting highly complex enterprises running large numbers of disparate systems,” said Stefan Kausch, CEO at heureka e-Business GmbH, a leading provider of media streaming, web analytics, system management and web development solutions. “The new CA ERwin solution set directly addresses the challenges these organisations face as they seek to build and maintain these models over time—especially when it comes to making sure that all stakeholders can contribute to the model and use it to the organisation’s overall advantage.”

CA ERwin r9 includes significantly improved collaboration features—on the “back end” with a re-architected model repository and on the “front end” with enhancements to the web portal—that enable non-technical users to make important updates to business-centric metadata. It also includes support for corporate security policies and industry-standard protocols, such as LDAP. These new capabilities enable disparate teams of business and IT users to more easily work together to enforce standards, assess the impact of change, and manage data assets more effectively.

“In a data-driven economy, any disconnect between data consumers and producers can have a serious adverse impact on the business,” said James Forbes-May, Vice President, Data Management, Asia Pacific, CA Technologies. “By enabling organisations to collaborate more effectively to resolve these disconnects, CA ERwin r9 can help them more successfully manage and leverage their data resources. We’re especially pleased to deliver these capabilities to our customers so quickly since our last major release earlier this year.”

CA Technologies is the global market share leader in data modelling tools, based on 2010 revenues, according to IDC.* CA ERwin has repeatedly won awards for business value and innovation from publications such as SD Times, SQL Server Magazine and Visual Studio Magazine. It has also been the “Overall Category Winner” in TechExtend’s “Riding the Crest” awards for 13 consecutive years.

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