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

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

Latest Release of Award-Winning Solution Improves Collaboration Between IT and Business for Improved Decision Making

ISLANDIA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CA Technologies (NAS: 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."

CA Technologies will demonstrate CA ERwin r9 on Monday, October 22 at 11 am ET during the third-annual ERworld, a free online conference for data management professionals that drew more than 1,500 registrations last year to collaborate and discuss the latest topics in data management. An active CA ERwin community totals more than 70,000 users worldwide.

CA Technologies is the global market share leader in data modeling 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.

CA ERwin is available exclusively through global channel partners.

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*IDC, "Worldwide Modeling and Architecture Tools 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares," Document No. 229399, August 2011.

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CA Technologies (NAS: CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud. Learn more about CA Technologies at www.ca.com.

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