New CA ERwin R9 Helps Customers Make Smarter Use Of Enterprise Data

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced a major new release of its award-winning CA ERwin data modeling solutions that help organizations 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 modeling environment to manage enterprise data using an intuitive, graphical interface. It helps improve data re-use, optimize system quality, accelerate time-to-benefit and enable appropriate information governance—key objectives for IT organizations 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 organizations 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 organizations 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 organization’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 Donna Burbank, vice president, Product Marketing, Data Management, CA Technologies. “By enabling organizations 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.”

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