SPAR Austria Chooses CA Clarity PPM for a Structured Multi-Project Management from Demand to Delivery

By Ca Technologies, PRNE
Sunday, July 25, 2010

CA Technologies' Platinum Partner Contec-X First Choice for Implementation in Six Countries

LONDON, July 26, 2010 - Retail group SPAR Austria has chosen project and portfolio management
software CA Clarity PPM from CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA). Contec-X GmbH,
Platinum partner of CA Technologies, implemented a custom-tailored IT
solution for project and portfolio management (PPM). Active in six countries,
the retail chain is using CA Clarity PPM software to systemise all project
processes, including: selection, prioritisation, detailed planning,
comprehensive control, and monitoring.

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Contec-X first rolled out CA Clarity PPM in the SPAR headquarters based
in Salzburg, and then instituted it stepwise in Hungary, Slovenia, the Czech
, Croatia, and Italy. About 200 employees are now using the modern IT
solution company-wide. They are able to collect, analyse, optimise, budget
and schedule project ideas to then effectively implement them.

SPAR Austria has evolved from a traditional food retailer to a Central
European business group with a presence in six countries. SPAR chose CA
Clarity PPM to serve as the basis for a group-wide integrated project and
portfolio management system to execute diverse organisational and IT projects
within the group more efficiently. SPAR's customised IT solution was
developed and placed into operation by Contec-X. SPAR is now able to
standardise, accelerate, and optimise its project and portfolio management in
Austria as well as in Hungary, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, and

The PPM solution is being used instead of a patchwork of e-mails, Word
and Excel documents, and other tools. In contrast, the new PPM solution now
ensures that all processes run identically throughout all locations and
markets in accordance with established best practice methods.

Today, about 200 SPAR employees have access to CA Clarity PPM and can
manage projects over their entire lifecycle. The objective is to have the PPM
solution significantly increase efficiency regarding project organisation.
This will enable SPAR to reliably and properly manage the increasing number
and scope of projects associated with the retail group's expansion.


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