Delivering Intelligent Automation to the Enterprise
Delivering Intelligent Automation to the Enterprise
Learn about updates to the CA Automic One automation platform for operations and developers, bringing more intelligent automation to the enterprise.
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Thanks to Gwyn Clay, Vice President of Product Management for the Automation Business Unit at CA Technologies for taking me through the new CA Automic One Automation platform. The platform is a unified suite of automation products delivering more intelligent automation to the enterprise.
The new release empowers operation with new lifecycle management capabilities of automation artifacts, intelligent critical-path management and support for PostgreSQL. It also enables “shift-left” automation capabilities for developers with new automation-as-code functionality and connects automation silos through new integrations with CA Workload Automation, CA Continuous Delivery Director, and now incorporates CA Jarvis for new analytics capabilities.
Implementation of enterprise-wide automation is a key and necessary component of continuous delivery in every organization committed to making the digital transformation. Within the Worldwide Infrastructure Operations Software Market, the Delivery Automation and Delivery Application Release Automation subsector increased considerably, with Gartner forecasting 11 percent total Delivery Automation market growth (27 percent for Application Release Automation) in 2017. 
Empowering IT Organizations With Powerful Automation
CA’s Automation portfolio equips IT organizations with the tools they need to move from opportunistic to systemic automation, responding to customer needs by unifying automation silos and driving automation across core business processes. The portfolio, built on a foundation of intelligent automation that supports systems to undertake more complex tasks, apply better awareness and understand the underlying business context to deliver accurate and efficient decision-making.
“Adidas is committed to being the best sports company. For several years, CA Automation has helped drive agility across our core internet-based applications to offer a high level of customer service,” said Robert Lenz, solution architect for Process Automation at Adidas. “The result is being able to meet customer demand, especially during busy international events - for example redesigning our retail replenishment process with CA Automation (Automic). By bridging our automation silos into one single platform with CA Automation and improving processes with automation, we have cut 95 percent of the manual efforts. CA Automation's new functionality improves our solution experience so that we can better serve Adidas business requirements as well as our customers.”
Delivering Intelligent Automation With V12.2
Unlike other solutions on the market, the CA Automic One Automation platform encompasses a suite of products running on a single, unified platform. Enterprises can easily track, automate and accelerate the entire delivery process – from development to operations, through testing and release.
Key features and benefits of V12.2 include:
Empowering Ops For Faster Delivery: CA Automic V12.2 provides modern intelligent automation capabilities to orchestrate Business Processes and the complete Continuous Delivery toolchain. Now, Operations can service the needs of their clients at pace, helping to speed time-to-market.
Advanced “Shift-Left” Automation Capabilities For Developers: CA Automic V12.2 provides automation-as-code features to enhance productivity and innovation in automating the continuous delivery toolchain. Developers can focus coding to enhance the customer experience, rather than time-consuming operational tasks with modernized APIs and a low-code user interface.
Connecting Automation Silos: CA Automic V12.2 provides new integrations between CA Workload Automation and CA Continuous Delivery Director, plus new analytics integration with CA Jarvis. Enterprises can extend their automation policies into new areas, all while maintaining their current investments and knowledge in existing technologies.
“best-blu consulting with energy GmbH maintains a steady cadence of technology innovation in order to deliver the best consulting services possible to customers, including users of CA Automation,” said Andreas Büsching, senior automation consultant at best-blu. “Featuring the new REST API enhancements, it is easy and very fast to generate the basic code for client applications which integrate with CA Automic Workload Automation. We can use the functionality to build custom integrations and environment-specific solutions for our customers.”
CA Technologies offers a breadth of automation products from across the company, bringing the Modern Software Factory to life for accelerated business transformation and empowering modern application delivery. Seamlessly integrating with existing IT resources and systems, CA Automic One Automation enables businesses to extend the life of their current investments.
“Organization-wide automation is becoming a requirement for businesses looking to thrive in today’s data-driven digital economy,” said Ashok Reddy, Group General Manager of DevOps at CA Technologies. “To date, CA is the only automation provider to deliver Intelligent Automation to enable DevOps requirements of Continuous Everything to support their ongoing evolution to become modern software factories.”
 Gartner, Inc., Forecast: Enterprise Infrastructure Software, Worldwide, 2016-2022 1Q18 Update, Terilyn Palanca, et al., 16 April 2018
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