Release Information

Learn more about the new features and changes introduced in this release.
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Release Notes and Change Impact and Upgrade articles prepare you for the new and enhanced features of this release. Understand how the product is compatible with servers, clients, and other software. Learn how to upgrade to the current release and implement the new features.
 
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  • New Versions Bring More Benefits
    : The capabilities of versions 14.x and 15.x 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 versions also improve 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.x 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 15.2 to improve your resource management and team collaboration capabilities.
  • New 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.
  • Central reporting and dashboards
    . Organizations can analyze everything in the portfolio environment with a single data warehouse in CA PPM. You gain access to more metrics, which help 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 better understand their impact on the business, and managers can control resources and funding for initiatives ranging from traditional waterfall to agile methodologies.
  • Improved Application Portfolio Management (APM):
     Accelerate time-to-value by rationalizing and managing a wider set of applications throughout the company with application performance management templates.
Release Comparison
:
  • UI
    : The user interface (UI) column indicates whether the feature is
    primarily
    experienced in the
    New User Experience
    , the Classic
    CA PPM
    user interface, or both.
  • Links
    : Where a single appropriate documentation page is available, a link is provided to offer more information about the feature.
 
This table compares the key features available in 
CA PPM
 by release:
Feature
UI
GA-2
GA-1
GA
Redefining Resource Management
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
New
no
no
yes
New
no
no
yes
Portlet Enhancements
(Resource Manager and Investment Manager Filters, Allocations, and Booking Manager)
Classic
 no
yes 
yes
Classic
 
yes
yes 
yes
Portfolio Waterline Improvements
(Add Role Limit Expanded from 25 to 75, Select All Roles, and View Hours or FTE Totals)
Classic
 no
yes 
yes
Adaptive Project Management
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
New
no
yes
yes
New
no
yes
yes
New
no
no
yes
New
no
no
yes
Time and Work Transparency
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
New and Improved Timesheets (Enter time for other users and improved field browsing)
New
no
yes
yes
New
no
no
yes
Better Together (
CA Agile Central
Integration with
CA PPM
)
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
Basic Connectivity
(import portfolio items from one instance)
Classic
 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 
Connect and Collaborate
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
New
no
yes
yes
Collaboration and Productivity Enhancements
(Tagged Documents, Comments with @User Mentions, Auto-Suggest, Avatars, and Notifications)
New
no
no
yes
Getting Started with the CA PPM New User Experience(New Features in a New User Interface)
New
no
yes
yes
Advanced Reporting and Data Warehouse Improvements
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
Classic
no
yes
yes
Tenant Level Content Migration Support
Classic
no
yes
yes
Updated Domain Schema and Additional Locale Support
Classic
no
no
yes
Classic
no
no
yes
Classic
yes
yes
yes
Restrict Notifications to Trusted Email Domains and Access Events Enabled for Up To Seven (7) Days
Classic
no
yes
yes
Data Warehouse Configuration Improvements, Update Options, and Security Model Updates
Classic
no
yes
yes
Performance Improvements for Incremental Updates
Classic
no
yes
yes
Administration Enhancements
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
Classic
 yes
yes 
yes
New
no
no
yes
Centralized Governor Settings (Maximum Limits to Improve Performance)
Both
 
no
yes 
yes
Export to Excel (Time Governor to Improve Performance)
Classic
no
yes
yes
Weekly Time Slice Improvements
Both
yes
yes 
yes
Update Investment Type for Earned Value and Cost Totals Job
Classic
 no
yes 
yes
Classic
no
yes
yes
Classic
 
yes
yes 
yes 
Classic
no
yes
yes
Classic
yes
yes
yes
Classic
no
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
Classic
yes
yes
yes
 
CA 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 
CA PPM
.