Release Information

Learn more about the new features and changes introduced in this release.
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Prepare for the exciting new features and enhancements in CA Project and Portfolio Management (CA PPM) Release 15.5. Identify the compatible servers, clients, databases, operating systems, and other software. Compare features by release. Learn about the changes, identify their impacts, and discover the required actions and available options for your upgrade to the current release of 
Clarity PPM
.
 
 
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    New Versions Bring More Benefits
    : The capabilities in 15.5 are designed to provide organizations with more value that drives adoption, empowers teams, and increases reporting and analytics knowledge to support smarter business decisions. The latest version also improves upon the underlying platform, so you can upgrade more easily and expand the PPM solution rapidly across your organization. 
  •  
    A New User Experience
    : Release 15.5 is designed specifically to help project managers keep everyone informed, save time in tracking down work, and stay connected with the teams they support. Upgrade to 15.5 to improve your resource management and team collaboration capabilities. This amazing release also offers outstanding new features for roadmapping, managing risks, issues, and changes, project blueprints, links, attachments, task boards, financial plans, scheduling, reporting, and trending.
  •  
    Time-management Capabilities
    : With simplified time entry and approval, including support for mobile iOS and Android devices, employees can enter information from the field where the actual work takes place. Managers gain easy access to time tracking and approval. You can even access CA PPM timesheets through CA Agile Central.
  •  
    Central Reporting and Dashboards
    . Organizations can analyze their data in a single data warehouse that includes all CA PPM information from the largest portfolios down to the smallest tasks. Gain access to more metrics, and add value beyond the realm of IT project management to support business strategies and decision making.
  •  
    Accelerate Your Agile Initiatives with CA Agile Central
    : With CA Agile Central (formerly Rally) integration, organizations can now manage agile execution within the portfolio. Teams performing the work can better understand their impact on the business, and managers can control resources and funding for initiatives ranging from traditional waterfall to the newest agile methodologies.
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Release Comparison
Compare the key features and enhancements available in 
Clarity PPM
 by release:
Feature
UI
GA-5
GA-4
GA-3
GA-2
GA-1
-1+SP
GA
 
Top-Down Roadmap Planning
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
 15.4
 
 
15.4.1
 
 
15.5
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
 
 
no
 
 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Import, link, and synchronize projects with roadmap items. Track predecessor and successor dependencies in a timeline or grid.
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Responsive drag-and-drop roadmap timeline, board, and grid with planning metrics, detailed configurable views, and roadmap item scenarios
  (includes CSV template)
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Financial Transparency
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
 15.4
 
 
15.4.1
 
 
15.5
 
 New User Experience: Manage Financial Plans
Auto-populate, copy, and delete cost plans; set plan of record; and apply financial transaction review filters.
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 New User Experience: Manage Financial Plans
Financial grid delivers insight and mastery over decision-making with spreadsheet-inspired flexibility and precision.
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
Redefined Resource Staffing
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
15.4
 
 
15.4.1
 
 
15.5
 
 
Create pre-configured teams for flexible capacity planning, financial transparency, timesheet management, and simplified administration.
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Improved OBS and multi-select filters for more precise resource, role, and investment staffing.
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 Telescopic enterprise resource management calendar with toggled Resources-to-Investments and Investments-to-Resources views including Role Requests.
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
Resource Manager and Investment Manager filters with enhancements for allocations and Booking Manager
Classic
 
 no
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
Classic
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
Add Role limit expanded from 25 to 75, Select All Roles, and View Hours or FTE Totals
Classic
 
 no
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
Elegant and Adaptive Project Management
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
15.4
 
 
15.4.1
 
 
15.5
 
 
Staff resources and roles on project teams better with the Staff project tile module and project Staff page. New % Complete ring chart on project tiles. Set default allocation and dates on the new project Staff page. General Settings display FTE or hourly staff data.
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Includes integrated conversations.
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Agile Task and Timesheet Management
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
15.4
 
 
15.4.1
 
 
15.5
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Improved notifications with direct links to specific timesheets.
New
 
no
 
 
 no
 
 
 no
 
 
 no
 
 
no 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
  (Multi-Project, Personalized Instant Access with Integrated Conversations)
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Enter time for other users and improved field browsing.
New
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
CA Agile Central
 Integration
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
15.4
 
 
15.4.1
 
 
15.5
 
 
Timesheet Integration with SSO
Agile Central Timesheet Integration with Single-Sign-On (SSO)
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Advanced Connectivity
Bi-Directional Capabilities; Multi-Instance Support; Create Tasks in a Template; Access New Timesheets and Dashboards
Both
 
 no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Basic Connectivity
Import Portfolio Items from One Instance
Classic
 
 
 yes
 
 
 
 
 yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Connect and Collaborate
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
15.4
 
 
15.4.1
 
 
15.5
 
New
 
no
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Tagged Documents, Comments with @User Mentions, Auto-Suggest, Avatars, and Notifications
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Attachments and Links in Conversations, Project Documents and Links, Upload Avatar Image
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
New Features in a New User Interface
New
no
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Scheduling Tool Integration Enhancements
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
15.4
 
 
15.4.1
 
 
15.5
 
Support for 
Fixed Work
 Task Types in Microsoft Project
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Open Tasks in a Gantt Chart, Microsoft Project, or CA Open Workbench
Integrated Access to Scheduler Tools Directly from the 
New User Experience
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Microsoft Project and Open Workbench Scheduling Tool Enhancements
 
System-Level MSP Installations, Resize OWB Popup Windows, and Aggregate Custom Number and Money Values
Classic
no
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Advanced Reporting and Data Warehouse Improvements
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
15.4
 
 
15.4.1
 
 
15.5
 
 
Store Your Favorite Reports in the My Reports Portlet; Run, Schedule, and Share Jaspersoft Reports
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Trend Reporting
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Trend Reporting for Custom Attributes
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Jaspersoft Administration Enhancements
Folder Management and PPM Group Synchronization with Jaspersoft Roles
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 PPM SaaS data warehouse connectivity option supports dashboards and reports using OData REST end points
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
OData Enhancements for Analytics and Reporting
 (CA PPM SaaS)
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Tenant Level Content Migration Support
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Updated Domain Schema and Additional Locale Support
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Restrict Notifications to Trusted Email Domains and Access Events Enabled for Up To Seven (7) Days
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Data Warehouse Configuration Improvements, Update Options, and Security Model Updates
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Performance Improvements for Incremental Updates
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Administration Enhancements
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
15.4
 
 
15.4.1
 
 
15.5
 
Investment Types beta.png
Define and edit your own named investment types. Configure business cases, prototypes, and other types of investments that expand your business and operational goals without the limits associated with traditional projects and NPIOs.
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
In-Project Channels
Blueprint-defined access to external content, classic PPM pages, or other tools for a multi-app experience.
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Incremental Rate Matrix XOG Updates and Inserts
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
  (Export Projects, Resources, and Other Object List Data)
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 New User Experience: Configure Project Blueprints
Powerful Drag-and-Drop Design Environment Gives You Complete Control Over Projects and Templates
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
  (Time Governor to Improve Performance)
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
  (Maximum Limits to Improve Performance)
Both
 
 
 
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Update Investment Type for Earned Value and Cost Totals Job
 
Classic
 
 no
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Bubble Chart Display Enhancements
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
UI Theme CSS Validation
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
 
 yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Aggregate Calculated Lookups
 
Classic
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Weekly Time Slice Improvements
 
Classic
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
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    primarily
     experienced in the 
    New User Experience
    , the Classic 
    Clarity PPM
     user interface, or both.
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Clarity PPM
: The Simple Way to Manage Complex Projects
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Third-Party Software Acknowledgements
The following third-party software acknowledgements apply to this release of 
Clarity PPM
.