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October 16, 2012

CA Technologies releases the new version of its ERwin data modeling application

CA ERwin r9 includes improved collaboration features that enable non-technical users to make important updates to business-centric metadata

By CBR Staff Writer

Software firm CA Technologies has released the new version of its ERwin data modeling application, which provides a collaborative data modeling environment to manage enterprise data using a graphical interface.

CA ERwin r9 help organisations increase data quality and cost savings through a unified view of strategic data assets and also improves collaboration between IT and business for enhanced decision making, the company said.

The new release is claimed to improve data re-use, optimise system quality, accelerate time-to-benefit and enable appropriate information governance.

It also includes improved collaboration features that enable non-technical users to make important updates to business-centric metadata.

The collaboration features are placed on the "back end" with a re-architected model repository and on the "front end" with enhancements to the web portal.

CA ERwin r9 also includes support for corporate security policies and industry-standard protocols, such as LDAP, enabling enable disparate teams of business and IT users to work together to enforce standards, assess the impact of change and manage data assets.

CA Technologies Data Management Product Marketing vice president Donna Burbank said in a data-driven economy, any disconnect between data consumers and producers can have a serious adverse impact on the business

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"By enabling organisations to collaborate to resolve these disconnects, CA ERwin r9 can help them more successfully manage and leverage their data resources," Burbank said.

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