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Changepoint Strengthens Its PSA/PPM Solution With Business Analytics, Mobility and Usability Advancements



Changepoint Strengthens Its PSA/PPM Solution With Business Analytics, Mobility
and Usability Advancements

Keeping Pace With the Needs of Global Services and IT Organizations,
Changepoint Delivers Business Intelligence to Customers When and Where They
Need it

DETROIT, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation
(Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced the latest
release of its market-leading professional services automation (PSA) and
project portfolio management (PPM) solution, Changepoint. This edition of
Compuware Changepoint delivers the next generation of business analytics,
enhanced mobility and usability improvements in core areas.

"Today's release of Changepoint delivers on our roadmap with significant
enhancements demanded by large, globally dispersed services and IT
organizations," said Lori Ellsworth, Senior Vice President and General
Manager, Compuware Changepoint Business Unit. "Through a combination of key
partnerships and product advancements, we are providing our worldwide audience
of customers with a solution that offers industry-leading business
intelligence and is responding to the needs of the mobile business workplace."

Best of Breed Business Intelligence with Advanced Business Analytics

Leading services and IT organizations leverage business information to shape
strategy, drive decision making and align activity with business direction and
priorities.

To enable services and IT organizations to gain advantage from the wealth of
data they collect, Changepoint now delivers advanced Business Analytics from a
leading third party vendor seamlessly in its solution. Enhanced business
analytics provide increased transparency and visibility into the large volumes
of data generated by services and IT organizations, enabling executives to
more easily generate metrics and monitor the key performance indicators vital
for sustained business growth.

This offering, fully integrated within Changepoint provides:

  * Enhanced reporting usability and flexibility
  * Active offline reporting
  * Microsoft plug-in support
  * Evolving library of reports and dashboards to accelerate time to value
  * Respect for Changepoint's robust security model, and extensible data model

"Big Data -- the enormous volumes of data being generated within companies and
how companies can leverage it for business intelligence -- is forcing
organizations to invest in analytics, but standalone platforms are complex and
hard to integrate," said John Ragsdale, Vice President of Technology Research,
TSIA. "Compuware Changepoint's decision to embed Business Analytics into its
solution will allow services organizations to better interpret business
information, enabling improved execution of services strategy -- without a
data scientist. Over half of TSIA members have budget for analytic tools in
2012-2013, and end user-focused controls are a key requirement."

Mobility Enhancements Put Critical Information in the Hands of Executives and
Employees

Today's business users are increasingly mobile -- working from anywhere in the
world on a device of their choosing, and they have a growing reliance on these
mobile devices to perform business tasks. With the increased adoption of
tablets in the business world, busy executives now have critical business
information at their fingertips. Smartphones and tablets also help services
team members working on customer sites to stay connected to the business and
manage daily tasks. Building on its mobility strategy, the latest edition of
Changepoint now offers:

Changepoint on the Tablet

  * For the executive

  -- View Changepoint dashboards and portlets, access approvals and
  participate in workflows
  -- View key business metric analytics with the ability to drill through to
  information such as project/customer profiles

  * For the end user

  -- Time and expense entry
  -- View Changepoint dashboards and portlets, access approvals and
  participate in workflows
  -- View key business metric analytics with ability drilling through to such
  elements as project/customer profiles

Changepoint Smartphone New Enhancements

  * The latest edition of Changepoint introduces expense entry, including the
    ability to attach pictures of receipts.

  This extends Changepoint's existing smartphone capabilities, which already
  offer:

  -- Timesheet
  -- Task profile and statusing
  -- Support, change, risk and issue management ticket reporting
  -- Visibility to view and action requests initiated by and/or assigned to
  individuals
  -- Perform actions on reminders related to time, expense or workflow
  approvals
  -- Quick search requests or tasks

Additional Usability Improvements

As outlined in our roadmap, Changepoint continues to invest in improving
usability for Project Managers, evident by the inclusion of project worksheet
enhancements in areas such as interactive Gantt support and critical path.
Portfolio Managers will benefit from the ability to define and update
scenarios containing all types of demand in an intuitive user interface.

Compuware Changepoint

Compuware Changepoint enables growth and improved efficiency for technology
services organizations. Our powerful solution marries PSA, PPM and powerful
business analytics giving services teams total operational visibility and
control over the services portfolio. Services organizations can manage every
aspect of their business with Changepoint from customer acquisition, to
services delivery, through to financial control and visibility. Changepoint
allows services teams to achieve strong margins, manage projects and resources
with greater efficiency, deliver a competitive product and services mix, and
maintain top-line revenues and bottom-line profitability. Flexible and easy to
use, Changepoint is built for today's modern workforce, accessible from
tablets and smart phones, and available as a SaaS or On-Premise Delivery
Model. Visit us http://www.compuware.com/changepoint or tune into our blog at
http://www.changepoint-blog.net

Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, makes technology
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: Press Contacts
         Heidi Riffert
         Compuware Changepoint
         heidi.riffert@compuware.com
         905-886-7000 x 4308
        
         Ellyn Winters-Robinson
         Compuware Changepoint
         ellyn@ignition.ca
         519-624-2402
        
         For Sales and Marketing Information
         Compuware Corporation
         One Campus Martius
         Detroit, MI 48226
         800-521-9353
         http://www.compuware.com

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