PARIS, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Generali France, France's second largest general insurance company, has selected CA's (NASDAQ: CA) Clarity(TM) Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) as its single project management solution to deliver major IT transformation projects and to increase business agility and competitive advantage.

In early 2007, Generali France was growing much faster than its rivals. To maintain that competitive advantage, it made the strategic decision to create a single entity from the numerous insurance companies it had acquired.

This business-wide transformation, which includes the implementation of centralized tools and systems across the company, involved simultaneous changes at every level of the IT system environment. The scale of these changes made it necessary to implement a cross-functional approach to project and risk management and replace the numerous project management tools being used in the different entities.

To achieve this, Generali decided to centralise its global project management onto one single platform. After an extensive assessment of PPM solutions on the market, Generali selected CA Clarity PPM solution.

One of the advantages of CA Clarity PPM is its ability to deliver pre-built structures and processes. We had to replace a large number of tools and methods and the fact that CA Clarity PPM offered existing workflows ensures a rapid deployment, explained Jean-Michel Huten, Director of IT Planning, Worktools and Methodologies, Generali France.

Within seven months, the solution was deployed to 1,300 users and is now used to manage a global portfolio of projects representing more than 220,000 person-days per year in total simultaneously.

CA Clarity PPM enables Generali France to monitor the evolution of projects against their initial budget and plan, track resource utilisation, and gain insight of interdependencies between projects to take corrective action in case of potential risks.

The CA Clarity PPM solution delivers the visibility and information we need to timely and successfully ensure strategic transformation projects and the delivery of new products and services are delivered on time and on budget, leading to greater competitive advantage. says Beatrice Honore, Director of Studies for the Accident and Personal Insurance division, Generali France.

We are delighted to count Generali France as our customer and to have been instrumental in their ambitious business transformation project with CA Clarity PPM, said Laurent du Fayet de la Tour, Vice President, CA France.

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