Clarity PPM Reviews & Product Details

Clarity PPM Overview

What is Clarity PPM?

Speed up your digital transformation with the drag-and-drop roadmapping tool in Clarity PPM (formerly CA PPM). Create business initiatives and add budgets with a few clicks. Define, allocate, and track teams across the portfolio. Whether you are managing complex work flows for IT, or doing simple task management for sales, you can spin up projects in minutes instead of days. And when you add in-app collaboration and mobile time sheets, a familiar Microsoft Excel grid to manage budgets, and connections to business intelligence (BI) software to unearth answers, you have the most modern project portfolio management app on the market today.

Clarity PPM Details
Languages Supported
German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Product Description

More than 400,000 workers at some 400 companies—including Polycom, Qantas and Toyota – already use CA PPM SaaS to reduce costs, drive adoption and make smarter business decisions.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

A complete enterprise tool, CA Project Portfolio Management lets you work with data-driven decisions from every investment.

- One platform. Collect, prioritize, assess and deliver projects, portfolios and products, and empower people enterprise-wide, with a single system of record.

- Complete solution. Manage your entire innovation lifecycle, including project and portfolio management, demand and resource planning, financial and time tracking.

- Role-based user experience. Modules are specifically designed for PMO roles, team members and executives to support both ad hoc projects and complex programs.

- Team collaboration. Let people work together within and across project teams. At the portfolio level, the quality of planning and execution increases significantly when employees crowdsource ideas and decisions.

- Multiple delivery options. Run CA PPM in the cloud, from your own data center or as a partner-hosted solution. Reduce cost, speed up deployment and drive adoption with CA PPM SaaS.


Seller Details
Seller
Broadcom
Ownership
NASDAQ: CA
Company Website
Phone
+1 800 225-5224
Year Founded
1976
HQ Location
San Jose, CA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$4,235
Twitter
@CAinc
116,522 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
5,975 employees on LinkedIn®
Description

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate - across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is extremely full featured and can be full customized to meet an organizations needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

With so many options and features new users can get lost without robust training documentation and guidance on an organizations particular usage expectations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely worth a look, especially for larger organizations or organizations that need to manage a relatively large number of projects simultaneously. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clarity is currently being used for project status reporting as well as keeping track of hours worked on projects as well as how those hours are classified (expense vs capital, etc). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Energy Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Projects can be customized and personalized reports can be developed according to business needs. We can quickly search / review and progress projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lent. Lent. It's going to take time to load sometime. Several fields exist and people don't use them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Cloud architecture organization is planning. If Clarity PPM is in Cloud, it will be nice. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For projects and portfolios, we use Clarity PPM. We monitor the status and phases of projects. For each plan, we will also follow up cost and portfolio results. Clarity is a thank-you tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Help put a portfolio of resources, projects, and budgets into a more centralized setup and effectively manage each aspect using scorecards to objectively analyze and compare requirements across the complete portfolio. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The primary dislike of CA PPM has been the challenge to provide flexible reporting options. Debugging processes with Gel Scripts is a pain. Have to rely on the expertise of 3rd party teams who develop these scripts for development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Establishing portfolio standards and metrics to help assess portfolio investments against business indicators, including ROI, break even analysis, revenue enhancement, quality improvements and other relevant statistics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to manage financials and teams with Clarity.

Like the connection to MSP that allows to import tasks into it.

FTE management is great feature as well.

Easy way to manage project risk and issues and keep a log of them.

Status reporting is great as well. Easy to copy one status report to the other and apply updates to old one.

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What do you dislike?

Loading at times can be slow. Data export to excel can be messy at times. Also - the time scale can be messed up when looking at the detailed plans. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a great project management application. Takes a bit to get used to. Once you know what to do - it's a very powerful tool.

It's very great tool to manage FTE resources and vendors. At times the system can be slow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to easily manage financials. I can easily filter by project manager and pull all 30+ of my projects. Being able to see which team members are allocated vs under allocated is easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

CA PPM is an easy way for our department to track our projects. You can easily see the projects timeline and hours to complete. It was very helpful for us when changing our processes as we could easily identify tasks that we needed to streamline. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface is not the most user-friendly. However, we are about to upgrade to the newer version, so hopefully that will help. The biggest annoyance is the inability to easily move an entire project's timeline. Our projects are constantly changing, so our timelines move around a lot. In order to move a timeline, you have to move every single task's timeframe. It is very time consuming. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I wouldn't recommend for lots of small projects. Works very well for large projects with a large number of tasks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We look to CA PPM to identify opportunities for process improvement. By looking at reporting, we can identify a task that is bottle-necking the timeline and find ways to fix it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Consultant - FSO Advisory
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

If I have multiple projects I am working on, I can spilt my hours and charge correct number of hours to each project . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am unable to enter /edit time sheets if I miss the deadline at the month end, unless I have admin access Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

User friendly tool to track working hours of large IT implementations Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps me in forecasting the chargeable hours for my team through the calendar feature, where team members can mark holidays , vacation etc . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Client Solution Manager , Retail CPG and Logistics
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The best part of CA PPM is the ease of use and availability of multiple features or functionalities . Great UI and regular feature updates by CA . It is easy to setup and you do not have to be an experienced user to get going . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a lag in performance at times due to increase in number of workflows and data. Some of the Portfolio features are not the effective . The applications seems to be unstable at times when the load increases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Excellent PPM Tool on a single platform which helps small to mid size companies in making better decisions . It offers a comprehensive project portfolio management capabilities you need to deliver on time and on budget. It is also available on cloud so for first time users this is a very good option to quickly start using and getting familiar with the tool, you do not have to invest much on the setup.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides good Time sheets, Resource and Project Management features. The insights the dashboards and the reports provide is very intuitive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that it is so customizable inside the program where you can set up all types of filters. This is the best part of Clarity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I hate that it does not have alert features that can be customized. I have to rely on another team and what they deem are appropriate alerts. This does not meet my team's requirements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try another tool with alerts built in, and easier to customize reports Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to track resource allocations, their costs, hours, and timesheets, and run reports that better help us see where time is being spent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Projectmanager & Consultant
Food & Beverages
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The rich content of the solution makes it possible to quickly start and grow your PPM maturity. Next to that it can be nicely integrated within your whole back office (HR, Finance, P2P, ...). It is one of the only PPM tools that has a strong resourcemanagement capability and senario planning options on portfolio level. And when the standard is not sufficient for you, there is the ability to easily add your own configration items (objects, attributes) and for further automation of your PPM implementation there are the processes that enables you to automate your PPM capability to your needs (send notifications, automated reporting, etc.). Another strong capability is cost management which enables you an end 2 end overview of all your cost and budget throughout your portfolios. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

CA PPM is a comprehensive solution that can be overwhelming. And because you can do it all, there is a lot you can do/need to do. So therefor it requires understanding of project portfolio management and cannot be compared with a project scheduling tool or a replacement of excel. Where excel stops CA PPM starts. It currenttly is not strong in programme management, other than the possibility to group and to organise projects in programmes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

CA PPM is a very comprehensive tool for project portfolio management. It is very complete, so therefor it is important that you understand your own maturity and roadmap before you start implementing CA PPM. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Single source of thruth on the overall project portfolio. Clear insights in resource demand and capacity. Support of the annual (!?) budgetting and project initiation process. Clear insights in the overall project cost, spend and forecast. Automation of PPM processes through workflows and thus reducing administration in PPM. Integration of PPM and Finance and securing the purchase to pay process which reduces lead time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It makes sure you can track your budget and risks and accomplish your project goals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is quite clunky, I feel like it isn't user intuitive and user friendly. It is hard getting user adoption. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

n/A Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking risks and managing all acquisition risks and issues. Pulling data and reports and adding data allows us to better manage the projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Quick to use but houses great information for who is assigned to projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Isn’t the easiest on pulling data that’s needed, like allocations. Takes several steps. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Logging time and seeing project information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We used clarity for years and as we grew, re-org, etc, customization made it very clunky. We did a huge production reinstall, installing the vanilla version. Worked a while, then got big and clunky again. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We used clarity for years and as we grew, re-org, etc, customization made it very clunky. We did a huge production reinstall, installing the vanilla version. Worked a while, then got big and clunky again. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Budget and project tracking Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Easy to ask for time and remove task from time sheet Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Very time consuming. We were told an update was coming and have yet to see it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Hard to navigate and too many task to manage. Working with our company to structure better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently more detailed then last system we used Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that there is a one-stop dashboard. Having everything in one place is great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The layout itself is kind of cumbersome and not really aesthetically pleasing. It's a bit dated looking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It does its job well, and it is very easy to make timecard corrections, something that's very important. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me keep track of my billed hours, easy to track my time off as well as really easy to make corrections. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Clarity is good for putting all information in the same place so anyone in the company can access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It’s not the best tool for budgeting and controlling the schedule. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have managed from small to big projects with CA PPM. The tool is easy to be acessed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

CA PPM is cross functional. It can be used in a myriad of industries Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

CA PPM struggles with the fact that it is so huge. It can be difficult for organizations implement without much training. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been able to help organizations organize their projects and get out of silos. I've been able to help organizations form Enterprise PMOs for better governance and realization of the work they're doing, as well as to strategize for future work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Being on the cloud helps being able to store lots of large documents Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would like more customization available. For example there is only room for one approved for risks issues and changes- it should expand to how many people need especially if a change control board is approving Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using gantry charts, work breakdown structure and being able to integrate mpp, the financial app Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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BI Developer(consultant) at Leidos
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Best tool to do demand management, cost management and project management. A robust tool available in the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Reporting system jaspersoft can be improved Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is the best project management tool available in the market. So I would strongly recommend to consider using CA PPM as a primary tool to do project management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project Management is easier Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UP
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There’s so much on PPM that it is al over the place and more confusing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Too many resources and not enough training Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Professional development Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to define roles and associate them with resources. The reporting of resource allocation is great! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Insane cost to upgrade the product when that time comes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better resource and demand management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's very user friendly and easy to learn. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are not enough custom reports included. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to get the entire organization involved in resource management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UT
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Best option for Project Portfolio Management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing specific. It is working in almost all scenarios Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

System for Single truth for all Portfolio Management activities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Operation Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

CA PPM can be configured flexibly,

can manage the enterprise portfolio,

integration is easy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Interface is old style and user driven customization is not fully supported by CA Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Today one of the best PPM product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Manage Demand and Project Management.

Time sheet Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Non-code based customization options to be able to expand the tool as we see additional opportunities Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Clunky, out of date, other tools are faster and better managed with newer agile features and faster development with faster implementation of new features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for Project & Portfolio Management, Financial Management and Resource Management. We selected it because it does all of those in a single tool and offers some customization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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