CA-7 (software)

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CA-7 is a job scheduling / workflow automation software package sold by CA Technologies (formerly CA, Inc. and Computer Associates International, Inc.).[1] It is commonly used by banks[2] and other large enterprises with IBM mainframe IT computing platforms. In 1987, Computer Associates took ownership of the product when it acquired its archrival, UCCEL Corporation. CA subsequently renamed it from UCC-7 to CA-7, as was done with product prefixes for UCC-1 (tape library management) and UCC-11 (batch job rerun/restart), etc.

In June 2012, an incorrect upgrade of a CA-7 system was reported to be the root cause of a four-week breakdown of the core IT systems of NatWest, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank.[2][3]


  1. ^ "CA-7 System Programmers Guide 3.3" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b Charles Arthur (2012-06-25). "How NatWest's IT meltdown developed". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  3. ^ Anna Leach (2012-06-25). "RBS collapse details revealed: Arrow points to defective part". The Register. Retrieved 2012-06-25.

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