Compuware Announces Enhanced and Affordable Enterprise Portal Offering

7/2/2002 - Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR) today announced the general availability of OptimalView 2.3, a robust, scalable and easy-to-use enterprise portal. OptimalView 2.3 provides the integrated framework to build a customized, single access point to critical information, applications and business processes. Users can more easily find relevant information through the portal, regardless of where the information is located and in what format, in a secure way.

“We chose Compuware OptimalView to help ensure a successful implementation and to allow us to quickly enable applications for our student portal that is targeted for the entire student population. I expect the growth in the portal usage to be exponential to the point where the web portal could be the tool of choice for all students on their desktops,” said Al Dunthorne, Director of IT Services, Brandon University. “OptimalView will allow us to develop and implement a working model that can be scaled to an enterprise system, centralize user needs and manage a consistent look and feel for our entire web site. With OptimalView, we know our needs will be met.”

OptimalView 2.3 also offers Community Pages that allow portal users to work together and make it easy to publish and share information of common interests, improving overall communication and knowledge sharing. OptimalView 2.3 supports industry standard Lightweight Directory Access Protocol repositories for user authentication and makes it possible to get information from repositories using a standards-based Directory Service Mark-up Language facility.

“Corporations are increasingly deploying enterprise portals to improve employee effectiveness, extend the life of legacy applications, and build increased flexibility into their IT infrastructure,” said Brian McDonough, Research Manager, Knowledge and Content Management Software, IDC. “Compuware’s enterprise portal software offering can address these requirements, complementing its current product portfolio and corporate vision.”

Compuware has integrated search and categorization technology from Inktomi into OptimalView 2.3 to provide IT managers with comprehensive information retrieval capabilities that deliver access to enterprise-wide information, regardless of location, language or file format. Inktomi® Enterprise Search provides OptimalView 2.3 with highly customizable, advanced natural language search functionality that delivers proven scalability, efficient deployment and maintenance and integration with leading enterprise applications.

“Compuware selected Inktomi search and categorization technology to enhance OptimalView 2.3 because it offers one of the most comprehensive, scalable and easy to use information retrieval solutions,” said Dirk Gorter, Product Manager, Compuware. “With OptimalView 2.3, Compuware addresses specific user needs and offers a complete solution at an attractive price, further increasing the value to our customers.”

Pricing and Availability
OptimalView 2.3 is available immediately and pricing starts at $40,000 per server on Windows/NT and $70,000 on UNIX.

Compuware Corporation
Compuware Corporation, a multi-billion dollar company, provides business value through software and professional services that optimize productivity and reduce costs across the application life cycle. Meeting the rapidly changing needs of businesses of all sizes, Compuware’s market-leading solutions improve the quality, ease the integration and enhance the performance of distributed, e-business and enterprise software. For more information about Compuware, please contact the corporate offices at 800-521-9353. You may also visit Compuware on the World Wide Web at

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