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Release Comparison
 
 
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Compare the key features and enhancements available in 
Clarity PPM
 by release:
Feature
UI
GA-6
GA-5
GA-4
GA-3
GA-2
GA-2+SP
GA-1
GA-1+SP
GA
Add Custom Subobjects of Projects to Their Own Grid on a Project Page
: Users can manage their own subobject instances in a grid.
Both
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
Administration Enhancements
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.4.1
15.5
15.5.1
15.6
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
yes
yes
Advanced Reporting and Data Warehouse Improvements
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.4.1
15.5
15.5.1
15.6
Aggregate Calculated Lookups
Classic
 
yes
yes 
yes 
yes 
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Agile Tasks, To-Do Items, and Timesheets
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.4.1
15.5
15.5.1
15.6
Classic
 
yes
yes 
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes 
yes
yes
Classic
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
Basic Connectivity
  Import Portfolio Items from a Single Instance
Classic
 yes
 yes
yes 
yes 
yes 
yes
yes
yes
yes
Bubble Chart Display Enhancements
Classic
no
yes
yes
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
15.5.1
15.6
CA Clarity PPM Mobile App
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.4.1
15.5
15.5.1
15.6
Maximum Limits to Improve Performance
Both
 
no
yes 
yes
yes
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 
yes
yes
 Attachments and Links in Conversations, Project Documents and Links, Upload Avatar Image
New
no
no
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
yes
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
yes
yes
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
Define and edit your own named investment types. Configure business cases, prototypes, and other investments that expand your goals without the limits of traditional projects and NPIOs.
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes 
yes
yes
Custom Investments in the Data Warehouse
Both
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
Data Warehouse Configuration Improvements, Update Options, and Security Model Updates
Classic
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
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
yes
yes
Classic
yes
 
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
New
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Dynamic Financial Cost Plans
 Financial grid delivers insight and mastery over decision-making with spreadsheet-inspired flexibility and precision.
New
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes 
yes 
yes
yes
Enhanced Financial Planning
 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 
yes
yes
 Staff resources and roles on project teams with the Staff project tile module and project Staff page. 
% Complete
ring chart on project tiles. Set default allocation and dates on a new project Staff page. General Settings display FTE or hourly data.
New
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
Export to CSV
: Export Ideas, Custom Investments, and Custom Project Subobjects
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
Export Projects, Resources, and Other Object List Data
Classic
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Time Governor to Improve Performance
Classic
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
Financial Transparency
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.4.1
15.5
15.5.1
15.6
New
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Ideation and Collaboration
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.4.1
15.5
15.5.1
15.6
New
no
no
no
no
no
 
no
 
no
 
yes
yes
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
 
no
 
yes
Improved Capabilities for Marking, Reviewing, and Deleting Investments with Time Entries and Financial Transactions
Classic
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
 
yes
yes
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
yes
yes
Incremental Rate Matrix XOG Updates and Inserts
Classic
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
New
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
 New Features in a New User Interface
New
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Folder Management and PPM Group Synchronization with Jaspersoft Roles
Classic
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Classic
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
New
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
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
yes
yes
Mobile
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
 Improved OBS and multi-select filters for more precise resource, role, and investment staffing.
New
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes 
yes
yes
 (Multi-Project, Personalized Instant Access with Integrated Conversations)
New
no
no
no
no
yes 
yes
yes
yes
yes
My Tasks Shortcut (Filter or Link)
New
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
  Enter time for other users and improved field browsing.
New
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Classic
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Classic
 yes
yes 
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
New Project Financial Planning Features
: Budget Plans, Budget-to-Forecast Views, Accept or Reject Plans, and Benefit Plan Association with Cost Plans
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
New Sample Trend Reports
Classic
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
Classic
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
New Timesheet Filters and Improved Notifications with Direct Links to Specific Timesheets
New
no
 no
 no
 no
no 
yes 
yes
yes
yes
New
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Mobile
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
 
yes
yes
Classic
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
One-to-Many Mapping of Agile Investments
Both
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes 
yes
One-to-One Mapping of Agile Portfolio Items
Both
no
no
no
no
yes 
yes 
yes
yes
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
yes
yes
Performance Improvements for Incremental Updates
Classic
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Classic
no
no
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 
yes
yes
Powerful Drag-and-Drop Design Environment Gives You Complete Control Over Projects and Templates
New
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Project Management Essentials
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.4.1
15.5
15.5.1
15.6
New
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Redefined Resource Staffing
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.4.1
15.5
15.5.1
15.6
 
REST API CORS for Authorized Partners Only
: (Not Supported in Production Environments)
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
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
yes
yes
  Includes integrated conversations.
New
no
no
no
no
yes 
yes
yes
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
yes
yes
 Store Your Favorite Reports in the My Reports Portlet; Run, Schedule, and Share Jaspersoft Reports
Classic
no
no
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
15.5.1
15.6
Classic
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
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 
yes
yes
Support for 
Fixed Work
 Task Types in Microsoft Project
Classic
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
 
no
 
yes
New
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
 Create pre-configured teams for flexible capacity planning, financial transparency, timesheet management, and simplified administration.
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
Tenant Level Content Migration Support
Classic
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Timesheet Improvements
: Search for work by task or investment ID
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
 
yes
Timesheet Integration with SSO
 Agile Central Timesheet Integration with Single-Sign-On (SSO)
New
no
no
no
yes
yes 
yes
yes
yes
yes
New
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
Top-Down Roadmap Planning
UI
14.4
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.4.1
15.5
15.5.1
15.6
Trend Reporting
Classic
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Trend Reporting with Custom Attributes
Classic
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
UI Theme CSS Validation
Classic
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Update Investment Type for Earned Value and Cost Totals Job
Classic
 no
yes 
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Updated Domain Schema and Additional Locale Support
Classic
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Classic
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
New
no
no
no
no
no
 
no
 
yes
yes
yes
Weekly Time Slice Improvements
Classic
yes
yes 
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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Third-Party Software Acknowledgements
The following third-party software acknowledgements apply to this release of 
Clarity PPM
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