Compuware Receives Well-Connected Award for Changepoint

5/14/2004 - Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) announced that Changepoint Version 8.01, now rebranded as Compuware IT Governance by Changepoint, has been named winner of the 2004 Well-Connected Award in the category of IT Portfolio Management Solutions by CMP Media LLC’s Network Computing. Changepoint Version 8.01 was chosen for its unique collaboration features, approach and consideration of intangible benefits in evaluating the value of IT investments, high level of automation around portfolio management and method for encouraging process compliance and software adoption.

“Compuware IT Governance by Changepoint is responding to the increasing need for companies to measure and control technology initiatives by enabling customers to govern IT and create business value from the entire portfolio of IT investments,” said Gerry Smith, Compuware Executive Vice President, IT Governance. “We are extremely pleased to win this prestigious award and the respect of Network Computing and its editors, and we appreciate this testament to the positive impact our solution has on our customers’ ability to govern IT.”

On April 28, Compuware announced its acquisition of Changepoint Corporation and the rebranding of the solution to Compuware IT Governance by Changepoint. Compuware IT Governance by Changepoint provides holistic IT management that enables organizations to govern IT to maximize the business value of the entire IT portfolio through unmatched visibility into people, projects, resources and applications. On March 31, 2004 Changepoint shipped its latest release, version 9.0, which further extended its Portfolio Management functionality.

“The Well-Connected Awards are the only industry awards given by technologists based on real-world product testing and evaluation. We view all products, technologies and services from the same perspective as our readers --our peers--do,” said Fritz Nelson, VP and Group Publisher of Network Computing Enterprise Architecture Group. “This is an important distinction from any other award program--the products selected in the Well-Connected Awards are unique because they have been tested over an enterprise by our editors themselves. They are truly innovative solutions that work.”

About Network Computing
For IT, By IT, Network Computing (, published by CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, N.Y., is dedicated to providing critical analysis of technologies, vendors and products to 220,000 IT Managers and Staff who are accountable for strategic technology purchase decisions. In 2003, Network Computing won a total of four awards from the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE), including a national award in the Best Technical Article category.

About Compuware IT Governance by Changepoint
Compuware IT Governance by Changepoint provides corporate IT departments with business process automation software to improve efficiency and provide total visibility into operations, enabling the proactive management of operational and employee performance. Leading services organizations choose Compuware IT Governance by Changepoint for its unmatched breadth, depth and integration.

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

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