Compuware Takes Application Life Cycle Action with Initiatives

6/3/2003 - Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) announced that it is launching four key initiatives designed to help customers quickly and confidently put applications into action. The first initiative is the Compuware Application Reliability Solution (CARS). CARS improves organizational effectiveness by providing the discipline needed to ensure efficient and effective application quality assurance. During the coming weeks and months, Compuware will launch the three remaining initiatives, which include solutions to: accelerate enterprise application development with model-driven, pattern-based development approaches; manage the performance of enterprise applications; and reduce outsourced development cost and risk.

“Everything Compuware does is about helping our customers put applications into action for their businesses,” said Joseph Nathan, Compuware President and Chief Strategy Officer. “These strategic initiatives complement and extend our broad product and service offerings and will deliver immense value to the marketplace. Today’s announcement builds on our 30-year heritage of delivering tangible business value to our customers.”

Putting Applications Into Action--Four Strategic Initiatives
Compuware is committed to helping its customers put applications into action with real solutions that help businesses overcome four prevalent development challenges:

Delivering reliable applications: The delivery of quality applications is especially important today, as it can cost from 80 to 1000 times more to fix a problem once an application is in production. The Compuware Application Reliability Solution unites time-tested technologies, proven processes and quality assurance expertise to give organizations greater control over application delivery. By linking development, quality assurance and operations, CARS gives organizations the confidence that applications will meet business and operational requirements.

“Global 2000 organizations seeking to cut costs in a difficult economic climate are pulling together better requirements gathering and analysis with quality assurance and quality control processes for testing,” said Melinda-Carol Ballou, Senior Research Analyst at META Group, Inc. “Offerings that coordinate strong workflow processes and automated testing tools to improve the quality of applications earlier in the life cycle can cut costs significantly, since the later that problems are found and fixed, the more costly it is to repair them.”

Advancing enterprise application development: By adopting a model-driven, pattern-based approach to the development of enterprise applications, organizations can gain a competitive advantage in J2EE development. Compuware OptimalJ is an enterprise application development environment designed for organizations that are seeking to accelerate the development, integration and maintenance of applications.

Managing the performance of enterprise applications: Performance monitoring of complex, multi-tier applications is critical to the success of IT organizations. Compuware Vantage is a comprehensive performance management solution for enterprise applications, monitoring the entire application from the end-user, through the network, to the server and database tiers. Upcoming versions of Vantage will extend its management reporting capabilities, enabling IT managers to relate application performance and availability to its effect on the business.

Reducing outsourced development costs and risk: To reduce costs, many enterprises are turning to offshore outsourcing for application development. The long distances and geo-political challenges inherent in offshore development introduce risk. Managing offshore outsourcing efforts to minimize risk is a key IT concern and requires its own focus. The Compuware NearShore Development Center, conveniently located in Montreal, Canada, enables IT organizations to reduce development costs and risk, and enables them to deliver quality applications through the use of highly skilled people, processes and products.

Compuware’s strategic initiatives complement and extend the company’s already comprehensive product and services offerings. Compuware products and services, which enable IT organizations to improve productivity and reduce application life cycle costs, support a broad spectrum of enterprise applications and technologies including J2EE, Microsoft .NET and legacy-based platforms.

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

Compuware, Compuware Application Reliability Solution, CARS, NearShore Development Center, OptimalJ and Vantage are registered trademarks of Compuware Corporation.

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