Theory behind Modern Software Factory
CA Technologies (CA) aims to build its Modern Software Factory on the back of its strong, innovative product portfolio. It may help the company gain strong market traction. The basic concept of the Modern Software Factory is to be agile and ready for changing environmental and customer demand. It is also intended to drive automation, thus reducing errors, which in turn could allow clients to save time and money. It also plans to deliver applications in a secured manner and help in monitoring.
This growth strategy has clearly been reflected in the company’s revenue momentum. In fiscal 3Q18, CA’s top line witnessed the highest growth of 8.5% YoY (year-over-year) in the last six years. All its segments saw growth.
In the graph above, you can see the company’s total revenue growth over the last five quarters. Except for fiscal 3Q17, the company maintained revenue growth during the period.
Product launches and acquisitions
In order to achieve its target, the company has launched many new products. Its three most popular products are CA Continuous Delivery Director (or CDD), which applies intelligence to test planning and quality risk assessment; CA BlazeMeter API (application programming interfaces) Test, which helps developers and testers of agile teams auto-generate and execute hundreds of API tests; and CA Trusted Access Manager designed particularly for International Business Machines’ (IBM) Z platform, which provides the Privileged Access Management mainframe. It avoids the requirement for shared privileged credentials, thereby maintaining privacy.
The acquisitions of Automic and Veracode may continue to support the company’s goal to transform into its Modern Software Factory.