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General Availability Announcement for Clarity PPM 15.7

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  • 1.  General Availability Announcement for Clarity PPM 15.7

    Posted 09-09-2019 11:59 AM
    Edited by David Sprague 09-09-2019 12:03 PM
    Date: September 9, 2019
    To: Clarity PPM Customers
    From: The CA Technologies Clarity PPM Product Team
    Subject: General Availability Announcement for Clarity PPM Release 15.7

    On behalf of CA Technologies, a Broadcom Company, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services. As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions of our products. Today, we are pleased to announce that Clarity PPM Release 15.7 is now available for On Premise and SaaS customers.

    New features for Clarity PPM Release 15.7 include:

    • Greater support for 'Modern Ways of Working' with the introduction of boards for both Projects and Ideas that include our innovative configurable board cards, flyouts, filtering, and saved view capabilities.
    • Major strides forward in modern UX configurability with the expansion of configurable flyouts to allow resizing & two column layouts; support for static dependent lookups, parameterized lookups, and URL attributes; and the ability to use one or multiple OBS fields in filtering.
    • More out of our initiative to support team-based planning & execution, including the ability to manage Teams outside of the Administration module and perform individual time entry on tasks assigned to the Team.
    • Expanded Investment Lifecycle Management in the modern UX with the ability to convert Ideas to Projects as well as record cost plans and manage custom sub-objects on both Ideas & Custom Investments.
    • Continued improvements to make life easier for roadmap authors, including the option to sync capacity information from either assignments (ETCs) or allocations and the option to truncate roadmap item labels to prevent text overlapping in the timeline.
    • Enhanced ability to integrate with external systems via our available REST APIs.
    • Easier system administration with the introduction of a Customizations report that will detail any specific configurations or customizations that have been made to your Clarity system.
    • Various items in response to customer demand including a Links module in Custom Investments, Excel-style cell highlight aggregation in selected grid views, and a search capability in the grid column picker to more easily find the fields you want to add to the view.

    If you are an On-Premise customer, you can download your copy of Clarity PPM Release 15.7 online at https://casupport.broadcom.com/ where you can also utilize CA's case management system. To install your product, follow the installation procedures for your product at DocOps.ca.com. If you are a SaaS customer, you can start the process of upgrading your Clarity PPM SaaS subscription to Release 15.7 by opening a support ticket requesting a non-production upgrade at https://casupport.broadcom.com/. If you have any questions or require assistance, contact CA Customer Care online at http://www.ca.com/us/customer-care.aspx.

    Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features, or implementing this latest release, our implementation services partners can help. Please contact your CA account representative for more information on how they can help. To connect, learn, and share with other
    customers, join and participate in our Clarity PPM CA Community at https://community.broadcom.com/home.

    For a list of Education courses recommended by role, please visit the CA Learning Paths and select the desired product. We update courses based on functional impact as well as high-demand; therefore, courses created from previous releases may apply to the current release.

    END OF SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: In keeping with evolving software industry practice, Clarity PPM Product Management now communicates the End of Service date for each release at the time of release. This change allows customers greater flexibility in your upgrade planning process. In accordance with the CA End of Service/End of Life Policy within the Working with CA Support guide available at CA Support Online, please consider this email your written notification that technical support for Clarity PPM Release 15.7, all patch levels, all languages, will be discontinued as of September 30, 2021.

    Please review the CA End of Service/End of Life Policy within the Working with CA Support guide available at https://casupport.broadcom.com/ by navigating to the Support Policies link.

    Thank you again for your business.


  • 2.  RE: General Availability Announcement for Clarity PPM 15.7
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    Posted 09-09-2019 12:26 PM
    Thank you for updating the community Dave!

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    Chris Hackett
    Community Manager, Broadcom Enterprise Software Division
    Broadcom Inc.
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