COMPAREX Reduces Database Development Time by 30 Percent with Data Modeling Solution from CA Technologies

Leading European Independent IT Service Provider Relies on

DARMSTADT, Germany – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced thatCOMPAREX, one of the leading independent IT service providers in Europe, is relying on CA Technologies to accelerate the development of complex database projects by optimising its database visualisation capabilities.

COMPAREX provides software, consulting and services to customers from 75-plus locations around the globe. It holds 2,350 certifications from 55 different vendors.COMPAREX’s business solution department is responsible for executing a range of complex projects for both the company and its customers. The 50-strong department develops and delivers a range of solutions to meet the needs of its broad customer base. The solutions range from customised applications, design and implementation of databases to personalized design and modification of Microsoft SharePoint applications.

One of the recent projects undertaken by the business solutions department involved the creation of a Centralised Catalogue Suite (CCS).The catalogue is based on a complex database and provides information about nearly all of the roughly 200,000 available software products, includinglicensing options, product information, electronic identification and current pricing. It is used internally as well as by COMPAREX customers and partners.

To optimise the development of the Centralised Catalogue Suite, COMPAREX decided to leverage CA ERwin® Data Modeler. The development team had previous experience with CA Technologies solutions and knew this tool would come with a simple user interface at an affordable price.

CA ERwin Data Modeler was installed within a very short period of time. “We were able to start using CA ERwin Data Modeler immediately and benefited from the solution’s full functionality while it was in production,” said Robby Kunze, Team Leader for COMPAREX’s business solutions department.

The solution will play a critical role in the development of databases and help COMPAREX model the various underlying data structures needed to connect the different layers.

“CA ERwin Data Modeler allows us to compare different iterations of a database and accept the best version with a single mouse click, which greatly simplifies the development process,” comments Kunze.“CA ERwin Data Modeler is a very powerful tool. It is user-friendly and provides easy and logical steps for data visualisation.”

With CA ERwin Data Modeler, COMPAREX will be able to deliver database development projects and customer solutions much faster. It provides COMPAREX with a greater visibility of code, and changes can be processed automatically. As a result of these efficiency gains, COMPAREX has been able to reduce the development time for a complex database project by 30 percent. By reducing the time required to deliver a project, COMPAREX can also reduce development costs for its customers and internal business departments.

“With CA ERwin Data Modeler we can make better business decisions and meet the needs of our customers much faster,” confirms Kunze. “It helps us save development time and money by automating core processes, which in turn will augment customer satisfaction and our reputation in the international market for big and complex development projects. We are now in a position to think about tendering for even bigger and more complex projects as our developers are much more productive and efficient.”

You can find an in-depth Customer Success Story at:

http://erwin.com/eu/success/detail/comparex_reduces_database_development_time_by_30_percent_with_ca_erwin_data/.

For more information about the CA ERwin Data Modeler, please visit http://erwin.com/eu/.

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