Release Information

Learn more about the new features and changes introduced in this release.
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    New Versions Bring More Benefits
    : The capabilities in 15.3 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. 
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    A New User Experience
    : Release 15.3 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 15.3 to improve your resource management and team collaboration capabilities. This amazing release also offers outstanding new features for project blueprints, links, attachments, task boards, financial plans, and reporting, including scheduling and trending.
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    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. Access timesheets through CA Agile Central.
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    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.
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    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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    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
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    UI
    : The user interface (UI) column indicates whether the feature is 
    primarily
     experienced in the 
    New User Experience
    , the classic user interface, or both.
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This table compares the key features available in 
Clarity PPM
 by release:
Feature
UI
GA-3
GA-2
GA-1
GA
 
Transparent Financial Management
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 New User Experience: Manage Financial Plans
Financial Grid Delivers Insight, Mastery Over Decision-Making, Spreadsheet Flexibility, and Viewing Precision
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Robust and Redefined Resource Management
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
Improved OBS and Multi-Select Filters for More Precise Resource, Role, and Investment Staffing
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Resource Manager and Investment Manager Filters, Allocations, and Booking Manager
Classic
 
 no
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
 
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
 
 
Elegant and Adaptive Project Management
UI
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
New
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Time and Work Transparency
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Enter time for other users and improved field browsing
New
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
CA Agile Central
 Integration with 
Clarity PPM
 
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
Basic Connectivity
Import Portfolio Items from One Instance
Classic
 
 
 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 
 
 
 
Timesheet Integration with SSO
Agile Central Timesheet Integration with Single-Sign-On (SSO)
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Connect and Collaborate
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
New
 
no
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Tagged Documents, Comments with @User Mentions, Auto-Suggest, Avatars, and Notifications
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Attachments and Links in Conversations, Project Documents and Links, Upload Avatar Image
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
New Features in a New User Interface
New
no
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Core Scheduling Enhancements
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Advanced Reporting and Data Warehouse Improvements
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
Store Your Favorite Reports in the My Reports Portlet; Run, Schedule, and Share Jaspersoft Reports
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
New Trend Reporting
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Jaspersoft Performance Enhancements
Folder Management and PPM Group Synchronization with Jaspersoft Roles
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Data Warehouse OData Connectivity for Third-Party BI Tools
PPM SaaS data warehouse connectivity option supports dashboards and reports using OData REST end points
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Tenant Level Content Migration Support
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Updated Domain Schema and Additional Locale Support
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Data Warehouse Configuration Improvements, Update Options, and Security Model Updates
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Performance Improvements for Incremental Updates
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Administration Enhancements
 
 
UI
 
 
 14.4
 
 
 15.1
 
 
 15.2
 
 
 15.3
 
 
Powerful Drag-and-Drop Design Environment Gives You Complete Control Over Projects and Templates
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
 
 yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
New
 
no
 
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
  (Maximum Limits to Improve Performance)
Both
 
 
 
 
 
 
no
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
  (Time Governor to Improve Performance)
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Weekly Time Slice Improvements
 
Both
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Update Investment Type for Earned Value and Cost Totals Job
 
Classic
 
 no
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
Aggregate Calculated Lookups
 
Classic
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
 
yes 
 
 
 
Bubble Chart Display Enhancements
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
UI Theme CSS Validation
 
Classic
 
no
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Classic
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
 
 
yes
 
 
Note: General Availability (GA) is an industry term that denotes the current release.
 
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Third-Party Software Acknowledgements
The following third-party software acknowledgements apply to this release of 
Clarity PPM
.