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CA and Forge Strategic Partnership to Deliver Agile Development Management in the Cloud on the Platform

CA Agile Planner Being Designed to Empower Customers to Manage Development in the Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dreamforce Conference -- CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA), the leader in Enterprise IT Management, and (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced they have partnered to deliver agile development management in the cloud on the platform.

Through the alliance, CA and intend to introduce CA Agile Planner on to help small businesses and enterprises alike accelerate development timelines while gaining control and visibility over 100 percent of their development initiatives. The intended result will be increased innovation and reduced time-to-market.

"The combination of CA's leadership in serving enterprise IT and's experience in cloud computing made this the perfect partnership," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, "Agile development is transforming the way that companies innovate, and by partnering with CA, we're empowering companies to manage agile development in the cloud."

CA Agile Planner is designed to build on's agile management expertise. After transitioning to the agile development methodology, has amassed deep expertise on managing innovation. The company shared some of its best practices with CA to help the Enterprise IT Management leader fuel its research and development programs.

By being built on the trusted platform, CA Agile Planner joins the more than 135,000 custom applications built by the community of 200,000 developers. It will better enable users to simultaneously manage multiple development methodologies such as Scrum and Extreme Programming (XP).

"'s growth and momentum is nothing short of amazing, as is the tremendous productivity our engineers are gaining with it," said John Swainson, CEO, CA. "With CA Agile Planner, CA is seeking to leverage both technologies for the benefit of developers large and small. If they want to develop better cloud services, regardless of methodology, and get them to market faster, CA Agile Planner on will help get them there."

CA Agile Planner will be integrated with CA Clarity PPM, the leading project and portfolio management system used by more than 250,000 people at more than 1,000 enterprises worldwide to manage various programs, especially development initiatives. Through integrating CA Agile Planner and CA Clarity PPM, CA customers would have comprehensive management control regardless of development methodology.

CA Agile Planner: Enterprise Tested, Community Approved

Agile development is based on collaborative teams using iterative development to rapidly deliver high-quality applications that meet evolving requirements and goals. In the agile spirit of collaboration, CA is engaging the global developer community to source the features and functionality of the CA Agile Planner.

Community members can access up-to-date information at where anyone can submit, vote and discuss feature ideas and collaborate with fellow agile evangelists.

CA's Enterprise Cloud Accelerators Fuel Cloud Computing Adoption

The CA Agile Planner is being built on CA's existing offerings, which helps customers to fuel adoption of cloud computing within their organization. With CA's enterprise cloud accelerators, customers can accelerate the deployment of Salesforce CRM within the organization, simplify sign-on as well as manage composite applications for success. These offerings include:

Availability of the CA Agile Planner

According to current plans, CA expects that CA Agile Planner will be generally available in the first half of Calendar Year 2010 on's AppExchange and from CA. The companies intend to co-market the solution.


About CA

CA (Nasdaq: CA), the world's leading independent IT management software company, helps customers optimize IT for better business results. CA's Enterprise IT Management solutions for mainframe and distributed computing enable Lean IT -- empowering organizations to more effectively govern, manage and secure their IT operations. For more information, visit

Connect with CA

About is the enterprise cloud computing company. The company's portfolio of Salesforce CRM applications, available at, has revolutionized the ways that companies collaborate and communicate with their customers across sales, marketing and service. The company's platform ( helps customers, partners and developers to quickly build powerful business applications to run every part of the enterprise in the cloud. Based on's real-time, multitenant architecture, Salesforce CRM and offer the fastest path to customer success with cloud computing.

As of October 31, 2009, manages customer information for approximately 67,900 customers including Allianz Commercial, Dell, Dow Jones Newswires, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

About the Platform and AppExchange is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud. The platform powers the Salesforce CRM ( applications with more than 800 ISV partner applications like those from CODA and Fujitsu, and more than 135,000 custom applications used by's 67,900 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel.

Applications built on the platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the AppExchange marketplace at


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