Covisint Launches Next-Generation Automotive Supplier Portal

Covisint Launches Next-Generation Automotive Supplier Portal

Advanced Cloud Engagement Platform Reduces Cost and Complexity of
Collaboration for Manufacturers, Suppliers; Doubles Speed With Akamai

DETROIT, April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR)
company, today introduced a new and enhanced supplier portal that dramatically
improves simplicity, usability, mobile accessibility and time-to-value.
Additionally, through its Akamai NetAlliance Partnership, Covisint's Cloud
Engagement Platform will feature market-leading response times for multi-page
transactions globally.

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Automotive and other manufacturers need to share mission-critical
business-to-business (B2B) information and applications reliably, securely and
in real-time across the supply chain. Connecting more than 80,000
organizations and eight of the world's largest automotive manufacturers,
Covisint's supplier portal is the world's leading cloud-based B2B platform for
simplifying supply chain collaboration.

The Covisint supplier portal requires only a single identity to access
critical OEM content, information and applications while also seamlessly
integrating disparate software systems. Specific improvements in the new
Covisint platform include dynamic mobile device detection, enhanced content
and document management, and more robust and user-friendly search
functionality. These enhancements make it easier and faster to respond to the
ever-changing demands of effective supply chain management.

Akamai Partnership

Covisint's new partnership with Akamai gives customers access to Aqua Ion web
experience solutions, which have been shown to help increase response time by
approximately 100 percent. Availability of Akamai's Kona Site Defender
solution is designed to strengthen the security layer and make organizations
much more resistant to denial of service attacks. As important, the Akamai
solutions available through Covisint under the new agreement also enable
organizations to run applications "in parallel," meaning that businesses can
gradually onboard entire segments of users to an application without
overburdening the application or support staffs.

"Covisint has been the leading provider of supply chain connectivity solutions
since the company's inception, and these improvements result in a highly
collaborative and engaging user experience for OEMs and their global supply
chain partners," said David McGuffie, Covisint CEO. "Our Akamai partnership
drives the speed of information delivery and value, enabling Covisint
customers to deliver deep and quantifiable performance improvements. We will
continue to expand our partnership with Akamai to deliver value to our mutual
customers. "

"This partnership brings together Covisint's leading secure cloud platform and
portal framework with Akamai's industry-proven web security and performance
advantages," said Brad Rinklin, senior vice president, Global Channels,
Akamai. "Combining secure access and industry-leading web optimization has the
potential to redefine successful cloud engagement for an entire industry."

Covisint, a Compuware Company

Covisint provides the leading cloud engagement platform for creating and
enabling new mission-critical external business processes. Our solutions
enable organizations to connect, engage, and collaborate with the critical
external audiences that define their success--including customers, business
partners and suppliers. Covisint allows its clients to establish a secure,
reliable, integrated presence in the cloud, and it provides the kind of
engaging information experiences that people everywhere have come to expect.
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         Public Relations Manager, Covisint
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