CA Technologies Helps Sol Melia to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Costs

By Ca Technologies, PRNE
Sunday, February 27, 2011

CA Clarity PPM Enables Greater Control and Management of Investment and Resources Allocation

BARCELONA, February 28, 2011 - CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced that Sol Melia (IBEX: SOL),
the world's leading holiday hotel chain with more than 300 hotels in 30
countries on four continents, has achieved significant efficiencies and
improved process and control by using the CA Clarity project and portfolio
management solution to align information technology with its business


CA Technologies' Clarity PPM software is used within Sol Melia
Hospitality Business Solutions (HBS), the shared services centre for all
areas of the group including its eight brands. This internal resource relies
on effective project management for process improvement, risk reduction and
cost optimization to continue improving internal customer service and support
the sustainable growth of the company in terms of back office processes and
technology services.

"The key factors that drove the initial selection of CA Clarity PPM were
its significant automation capabilities and flexibility to meet future
changes," says Tomeu Cabot, Manager of the Project Management Office of HBS.
"The early benefits achieved with CA Clarity PPM include the full visibility
of projects, resources and investments, and the transparency that we are able
to offer to the rest of the organization. CA Clarity PPM has allowed us to
centralize a number of important processes and prioritize projects more
effectively. For example, a project manager has reduced significantly the
time spent in planning and management using CA Clarity PPM's automated
processes and workflows. This solution has played a key role in helping the
company to gain greater control and improve management for its IT portfolio."

Sol Melia is using CA Clarity PPM to manage 46 business services, 650
active projects and programs and in planning phase, 15 product portfolios,
and more than 550 work resources and 780 ideas and requests. "Our goal now is
to migrate to CA Clarity PPM all business projects, including the ones
managed by the opening of new hotels," says Cabot.

Full press release in English available at:

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