BARCELONA, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies today announced that Sol Melia (IBEX: SOL), the world's leading holiday hotel chain with more than 300 hotels in 30 countries on four continents, has achieved significant efficiencies and improved process and control by using the CA Clarity project and portfolio management solution to align information technology with its business strategy.

CA Technologies' Clarity PPM software is used within Sol Melia Hospitality Business Solutions (HBS), the shared services centre for all areas of the group including its eight brands. This internal resource relies on effective project management for process improvement, risk reduction and cost optimization to continue improving internal customer service and support the sustainable growth of the company in terms of back office processes and technology services.

"The key factors that drove the initial selection of CA Clarity PPM were its significant automation capabilities and flexibility to meet future changes," says Tomeu Cabot, Manager of the Project Management Office of HBS. "The early benefits achieved with CA Clarity PPM include the full visibility of projects, resources and investments, and the transparency that we are able to offer to the rest of the organization. CA Clarity PPM has allowed us to centralize a number of important processes and prioritize projects more effectively. For example, a project manager has reduced significantly the time spent in planning and management using CA Clarity PPM's automated processes and workflows. This solution has played a key role in helping the company to gain greater control and improve management for its IT portfolio."

Sol Melia is using CA Clarity PPM to manage 46 business services, 650 active projects and programs and in planning phase, 15 product portfolios, and more than 550 work resources and 780 ideas and requests. "Our goal now is to migrate to CA Clarity PPM all business projects, including the ones managed by the opening of new hotels," says Cabot.

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