CA PPM SharePoint Integration Connector vs. IT-ROI's: A Side-by-Side Comparison

Posted @ 02/17/2017  07:36 PM By Marc Latreille

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Over the year’s companies have reached out to us with a major need to integrate SharePoint with CA PPM. We have learned a great deal about the business challenges these companies face. From management needing consolidated up-to-date reports across systems, to project managers requiring a better way to manage documentation and document approvals. The challenges list goes on and on, and we can proudly say that our SharePoint Solution for CA PPM solves most of them. 

During the sales process, we are often asked to provide a list of what our SharePoint Connector can do compared to CA's offering. In fact, CA themselves have requested this comparison many times when they resell our SharePoint products. So, I thought I'd publish it so everyone has access.


Differences Between IT-ROI's and CA's SharePoint Integration

CORE FEATURES

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SharePoint embedded in CA PPM


No

Yes

Extracts data from CA PPM


Yes

Yes

Automatic Mapping of Projects to SharePoint


No

Yes

Automatically create CA PPM project as Site, Library or Folder in SharePoint


No

Yes

Supports CA PPM - Risks, Issues and Change Requests


Yes

Yes

Drag & Drop documents into knowledge store


No

Yes

Full integration with Microsoft Office 365


No

Yes

Ability to map network drives to CA PPM Projects Dynamically


No

Yes (real time)

Utilize SharePoint as the document repository for Projects


Yes it supports SharePoint functionality

Yes

Fully integrated team and/or collaboration security from CA PPM to SharePoint


No

Yes

CA PPM license required to share documents throughout the enterprise via SharePoint?


No

No

CA PPM Data Duplicated in SharePoint


Yes

No SharePoint is utilized as the document repository

Bi-directional update for tasks, task dates, assignments, and timesheets, risks, issues, change requests, team, allocation, cost plans and status reports


No

Yes

Automatically pass rights to SharePoint from CA PPM (allows PMs to control SharePoint security through CA PPM)


No Known Issues: Proxy Difficulty

Yes

Gantt list in SharePoint for Tasks, calendar view for task list as well as full calendar drag/drop support


Yes

Yes

Supports data as SharePoint lists


No

Yes

Ability to create any bi-directional integration with core systems


No

Yes

The comparison speaks for itself, the biggest takeaways are:

  • The ability to create any bi-directional integration.
  • Consistent real-time reporting.
  • Fully automated security, and site/project creation features. 
  • Documentation management.

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