Ca, Inc. at a Glance


  • Good benefits
  • Challenging work
  • Positive work-life balance


  • Small pay raises
  • Lots of layoffs

The Bottom Line

  • CA Technologies offers employees an opportunity to work with the latest technology, but employees wish it offered a more stable work environment.

About Ca, Inc.

Once known as Computer Associates, CA Technologies is becoming known as Computer Apps. One of the world's largest software companies, CA provides tools for managing networks, databases, applications, storage, security, and other systems. Primarily serving large enterprises, its applications work across both mainframes and cloud computing environments. It current focus is on developing applications for cloud and mobile computing, and DevOps (development operations). Most of its software license sales come from subscriptions. The company also offers consulting, implementation, and training services. It sells worldwide to businesses, government agencies, and schools directly and through resellers.


CA’s products are divided into three segments: Mainframe Solutions, about 55% of sales, which sells software designed for the IBM z Systems platform, on which some of CA’s biggest customers run critical business applications; Enterprise Solutions, less than 40% of sales, which sells products designed for distributed and cloud computing environments and that run on industry standard servers; and Services, less than 10% of revenue, which helps customers adopt and implement CA software.

Geographic Reach

The US is CA’s largest single geographic market, accounting for about 65% of sales. Europe accounts for about 20% of CA's revenue.

The company operates research and development in New York, California, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, the Czech Republic, and India.

Sales and Marketing

As a software powerhouse, CA maintains partnerships with other industry leaders, including systems integrators such as Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as managed services providers, including Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and IBM. It maintains partnerships with other technology and software companies to ensure the interoperability of its products with offerings from such companies as Microsoft, SAP, and VMware.

Customers include Amerigroup, AutoTrader, Capgemini, Comcast, and Fujitsu.

Financial Performance

CA Technologies reported flat revenue and net income in 2017 (ended March) from 2016. The $4 billion in revenue came from increases in software fees and other revenue, which were offset by decreases in subscription, maintenance, and professional services revenue. Acquisitions also contributed revenue in 2017.

Net income slipped a bit in 2017 to $775 million from $783 million in 2016.

Cash provided by operating activities increased to about $1.04 billion in 2017 from $1.03 billion because of a decrease in vendor disbursements and an increase in cash collections from billings of $24 million from higher single installment collections.


CA Technologies has styled itself as a software factory that develops applications for mainframe computers and cloud environments for enterprise applications. The company has adopted agile software development and has turned its processes into products and services for its customers. The company credited agile methodology for the 40 mainframe software releases it made in 2017 with zero defects. The company has released applications that helps companies find and classify data stored on mainframes, enables companies to find patterns and provide intelligent automation, and analyzes and end-user’s interaction with applications.

The company has made several acquisitions in the past few years to accelerate the move to agile and to fill in holes in its software development portfolio.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Historically an aggressively acquisitive company, CA continues to expand its application portfolio with strategic purchases.

CA Technologies acquired Veracode, a software code security developer, for about $614 million in 2017. Veracode’s technologies help assure that software for a range of applications and devices has security built in.

In another 2017 deal CA bought Automic Holding GmbH, a developer of software that automates IT and business processes. Automic adds cloud-enabled automation and orchestration capabilities to CA's portfolio and increases its exposure in Europe.

In August 2015 CA acquired Xceedium Inc., a provider of privileged identity management tools for protecting on-premise, cloud, and hybrid IT environments.

It also acquired Rally Software Development Corp., a provider of enterprise software and services, for about $480 million. Rally's products complement CA's offerings in DevOps and Management Cloud.

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Ca, Inc.

520 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022-4327
Phone: 1 (800) 225-5224
Fax: 1 (212) 827-2640


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: CA
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • CEO and Director: Michael P. Gregoire
  • President and Chief Product Officer: Ayman Sayed
  • Chairman: Arthur F. Weinbach
  • 2017 Employees: 11,800

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY

Other Locations

  • Mesa, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Roseville, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Boulder, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Englewood, CO
  • East Windsor, CT
  • Aventura, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Lisle, IL
  • Framingham, MA
  • Livonia, MI
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Cary, NC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Morrisville, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Ewing, NJ
  • Central Islip, NY
  • Islandia, NY
  • Portland, OR
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Arlington, TX
  • Plano, TX
  • Herndon, VA
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Brasilia, Brazil
  • Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Thornhill, Canada
  • Shanghai, China
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • London, England
  • Pudsey, England
  • Bengaluru, India
  • Fukuoka, Japan
  • Nagoya, Japan
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
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