Compuware Assurance Tools is Key to KeyLabs Quality Management Solutions

8/19/2004 - KeyLabsTM, the leader in bottom line-focused quality management solutions for technology, and Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) have announced a strategic partnership for the quality management services KeyLabs provides to its clients who are developing and deploying new software solutions.

Specifically, KeyLabs is working as a strategic partner with Compuware to offer and deliver the Compuware Application Reliability Solution (CARS), to customers. CARS is a comprehensive quality management solution that combines quality assurance tools with a proven methodology and testing expertise to help organizations improve control over application delivery. Certified professionals whose expertise is quality assurance and management of business risk deliver the CARS solution to customers to help improve the quality of new applications and reduce the risk of IT failure.

“CARS is an ideal complement to KeyLabs’ specialized expertise,” said Mike Fahnert, KeyLabs President and CEO. “Within our Quality Management Framework (QMF), the risk-based methodology of the CARS workbench meshes extremely well with the strategic consulting and solutions KeyLabs is providing to the organizations we serve. The value we can provide to these customers by incorporating strategic quality assurance to the entire development process can make a tremendous difference to their bottom line.”

CARS helps services firms such as KeyLabs to implement discipline across their clients’ development, testing and operations projects, and provides a solid foundation for a Quality Assurance solution.

"KeyLab's excellent reputation in the IT industry as a technology assurance solution provider, combined with their Bottom Line Quality Management Framework, makes them an ideal partner for delivering CARS," said Jack Lee, Vice President, Business Partner Development, Compuware Corporation. "Our focus is on the quality and performance of applications and the integrity of data throughout the application life cycle. Together, with Compuware's industry-leading QA tools and KeyLabs' QA expertise, there is a synergy that brings value to customers looking to deploy a more reliable business solution."

KeyLabs is currently providing Quality Management, Risk Assessment and management and certification/testing services to a number of major organizations including Hewlett-Packard, American Airlines and MSNBC. For more information about KeyLabs’ Quality Management Framework and for the value KeyLabs is able to provide through the resources of Compuware CARS, readers can visit the company’s website at

About KeyLabsTM
Founded in 1996, KeyLabs(tm) is the leader in bottom line-focused quality management and risk mitigation consulting and testing for technology producers and corporate IT departments. KeyLabs’ new Quality Management Framework (QMF) empowers customers to dramatically reduce the risk and cost of technology development. The company provides a comprehensive suite of network testing services, including e-commerce stress and security testing, SAN testing, performance analysis, scalability verification, and proof-of-concept testing. KeyLabs develops and manages industry certification programs for many leading software and hardware vendors, and assists major corporations in validating large-scale technology environments. More information is available at

About Compuware
Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR) maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware solutions accelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance of critical business systems while enabling CIOs to align and govern the entire IT portfolio, increasing efficiency, cost control and employee productivity throughout the IT organization. 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

KeyLabsTM is a trademark of Lab Acquisition Corp. Compuware is a registered trademark of Compuware Corporation.

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