Micro-News Network Builds Application 10x Faster with Compuware OptimalJ

3/18/2004 - Compuware announced that Micro-News Network (MNN), an emergency notification applications company, used Compuware OptimalJ to develop its flagship emergency alert application, SNAPTM-Com EL. Using Compuware OptimalJ, MNN developed an early version of the mission critical application ten times faster than expected.

MNN chose Compuware OptimalJ to ensure that its early development initiatives would flexibly evolve as the company continued to extend its product offerings. Compuware OptimalJ enabled MNN to rapidly deliver an application that demonstrated its worth in the present, while laying groundwork for the future by ensuring that these early development efforts contributed to MNN’s roadmap for the development of more complex J2EE enterprise applications.

“MNN faced a two-fold challenge: getting a quality product to market as quickly as possible while controlling overhead. It was critical to not make short-term development investments that would prove unproductive in the end,” said Richard Seegmiller, CIO of Micro-News Network. “Compuware OptimalJ helped us to quickly develop our flagship application and remain confident that we were building a foundation for the future. No other tool on the market offered this much value and productivity.”

SnapTM-Com EL is a stand-alone web-based application that helps businesses quickly communicate emergency information to the right people at the right time. For instance, weather emergencies, terrorism alerts and building fire warnings can be immediately delivered to residents within apartment complexes by property managers in any of several ways, including via pager, phone, e-mail and proprietary devices.

Compuware OptimalJ is an advanced, model-driven, J2EE development environment that gives enterprises competitive advantages and focuses IT organizations on key business drivers. It dramatically reduces the time, cost and complexity associated with delivering and maintaining J2EE applications. Compuware OptimalJ provides significant, quantifiable productivity improvements and measurable increases in application quality, and Compuware customers developing with OptimalJ have consistently reported productivity savings ranging between 40 and 90 percent over traditional code-centric development methods.

“Particularly in this challenging economy, companies must continually innovate and customize their business processes to keep pace with evolving customer and partner expectations,” said Dan Schoenbaum, Compuware VP of Strategy. “Micro-News Network chose to build the future into its flagship application by using Compuware OptimalJ. That’s a smart move, and one that will help it stay at the top of its IT development initiatives, ensuring future success and flexibility.”

Micro-News Network
Micro-News Network offers wireless Smart Emergency Alert Solutions to both governmental organizations and businesses. Government and Business Emergency Managers can instantaneously notify precise areas (no matter how large or small) and targeted groups including critical support teams, schools, businesses and the general public of pending disasters in time to take appropriate action. Using MNN’s proprietary SNAPTM-COM software solution, emergency managers can alert their personnel, members, tenants, neighbors and constituents via currently used devices (cell phones, pagers, PDA’s, email, etc.) and MNN’s premium products (SNAPTM-100 and SNAPTM-200).

Compuware Corporation
Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) is a world leader in delivering software and services that enable businesses to manage their enterprises and maximize the value of their IT assets. Compuware solutions accelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance of business-driving applications. Founded in 1973, Compuware serves the world’s leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. Learn more about Compuware at http://www.compuware.com/.

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