LONDON, July 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies , the world's leading independent provider of IT management software, has provided car-rental giant Avis Europe plc with a CA Clarity PPM project and portfolio management solution. The solution is expected to deliver a rapid return on investment in a matter of months.

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Within the UK business, Avis Europe is now able to capture a single view of the company's top-20 product developments, make better investment and pipeline decisions, while predicting programme dynamics with greater accuracy. In addition, moving to a matrix management and matching their available resources to their project workloads has improved processes across the business.

Rollout of Avis Europe's CA Clarity PPM powered IT Programme Management Office capability to other major European locations will take place during the second half of 2010. The company runs operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia under the globally-recognised Avis and Budget brands via more than 2,800 locations in 109 countries, as well as through wholly-owned subsidiaries in 13 nations plus franchisees in another 96 countries.

Avis Europe Group CIO Adam Gerrard said, Initially, we found a different supplier's solution did not meet all our needs, so we reviewed the market and selected CA Clarity PPM for its completeness, along with the ability to implement the system rapidly out of the box.

He added, CA and Sandhill listened to our needs and responded quickly with attention to detail and within tight timescales. As a team, they have been supportive of our business goals, working to resolve business challenges and get the system up and running.

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CONTACT: Press Contact: Lisa Stassoulli, +44-(0)1752-241372; EmmaSaunders, Brand and Communications Manager, Avis Europe plc,+44-(0)1344-417527