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Compuware and EZLegacy Partner to Simplify and Improve z/OS Application Maintenance



Compuware and EZLegacy Partner to Simplify and Improve z/OS Application
Maintenance

Product Suite Also Extends Analysis Capabilities Into Distributed Platforms

DETROIT, Jan. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation
(Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, and EZLegacy, a leading
provider of application understanding and measurement technology, today
announced a partnership that provides customers with cross-platform automated
analysis and metrics throughout the application lifecycle. Under the
agreement, Compuware will resell EZLegacy's EZSource:Analyze, Report and
Dashboard, which fully automates all aspects of analysis and reporting across
mainframe and distributed platforms, enabling technical teams to work
consistently, more efficiently and with a higher degree of quality.

The growing complexity of enterprise applications poses new challenges to
application developers, who are already expected to do more with less while
managing heavy workloads. At the same time, the industry is facing a
significant skills shortage, as highly experienced mainframe professionals who
are experts in dealing with complex applications will consider retirement in
the next few years. The EZSource toolkit complements Compuware's already
comprehensive product offerings that together optimize developer productivity,
reduce costs and improve software and service quality throughout the
application life cycle.

Companies that use offshore providers for application development and
maintenance will particularly benefit from the EZSource product suite.
According to a recent independent study on the hidden costs of outsourcing, 80
percent of respondents claim difficulties with knowledge transfer is impacting
the quality of outsourced projects. This often results in companies having to
increase their investments in performance testing and troubleshooting due to
the poor quality of work delivered by outsourcers. The EZSource toolkit
addresses this knowledge gap by providing robust, automated analysis and
measurements as well as detailed documentation and reporting, enabling
outsourced teams to more easily verify code quality to make modifications to
legacy applications and create new, high quality applications.

The suite includes:

  * EZSource:Analyze -- automates source code analysis across platforms,
    enabling in-house developers as well as outsourced teams to take the
    guesswork out of determining which code needs to be modified -- and how
    those changes will impact other applications.
  * EZSource:Report -- delivers automated, objective, metric-focused reporting
    and provides valuable insights such as "where used" and "dead code"
    occurrences, reducing overall application maintenance costs.
  * EZSource:Dashboard -- provides IT managers a high level view of a
    company's application portfolio, including IT asset inventory,
    utilization, complexity, quality and resource consumption.

"There is a natural synergy between EZSource and Compuware's application
management suite," said Eran Tirer, CEO, EZLegacy. "Application analysis and
metrics are key to understanding the complexity, quality and cost of
maintaining mainframe applications and, through that, reducing the level of
technical debt."

"The EZLegacy portfolio aligns nicely with Compuware's mainframe solutions to
help customers maintain and develop applications across the complete life
cycle process," said Kris Manery, Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Mainframe Solutions Business Unit, Compuware. "EZLegacy's ability to go beyond
the mainframe and do impact analysis across mainframe and distributed,
including SAP applications, is especially important given that in-house
application knowledge is decreasing while application complexity is
increasing. The addition of EZLegacy products will help Compuware deliver
greater value to our customers across the globe."

About EZLegacy

Established in 2003, EZLegacy is a market leader in enterprise application
understanding and management with offices in the United Kingdom, US,
Switzerland, Romania and Israel. EZLegacy has more than 50 clients worldwide,
including ING Life, BearingPoint, Maybank, Telecom Italia, 7-Eleven and more.

The EZSource suite dramatically reduces the enterprise's applications
management costs, improves its application development and maintenance speed,
flexibility and quality of its deliverables and lowers the risk involved in
application development and maintenance. Learn more at
http://www.ezlegacy.com.

About the Compuware Mainframe Solutions

Compuware's Mainframe solutions help the world's leading organizations
maximize developer productivity, minimize costs and deliver better service.
The Solutions are available within the Compuware Workbench, an open
development environment that features an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical
user interface. Workbench makes common mainframe tasks faster and simpler to
perform for both experienced mainframers as well those new to the mainframe,
enabling companies to develop new services faster, more efficiently and with
higher quality utilizing existing resources.

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make a difference by providing software, experts and best practices to ensure
technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's
most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations
worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top
20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.

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CONTACT: EZLegacy
         Press and Marketing Contact
         Beverley Brookes, VP Marketing
         bbrookes@ezlegacy.com; +41(0) 78 946 7901
        
         Compuware
         Press Contact
         Mary McCarthy, Public Relations Manager,
         Compuware - Mainframe Solutions
         mary.mccarthy@compuware.com
         (313) 227-8188
        
         For Sales and Marketing Information
         Compuware Corporation, One Campus Martius,
         Detroit, MI 48226,
         800-521-9353, http://www.compuware.com

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