Photo Release -- Compuware Ranked #1 in Deep Application Transaction Management

Photo Release -- Compuware Ranked #1 in Deep Application Transaction
Management

    Vendor Selection Matrix Recognizes Compuware as a Clear Leader in APM

Vendor Selection Matrix
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DETROIT, Nov. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR),
the technology performance company delivering a new generation of application
performance management (APM), today announced that independent industry
analyst firm, Research in Action has recognized Compuware as the #1 vendor
globally for Deep Application Transaction Management.

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According to Research in Action's market analysis report titled: "The Need for
Speed: Research In Action Vendor Selection Matrix - Deep Application
Transaction Management," which evaluated ten vendors on their strategy and
execution capabilities, Compuware ranked above all its competitors in both
categories. Offering the overall most balanced solution in the market,
Compuware was also found to have the highest customer satisfaction and
mindshare of all ten competitors. Download the report here.

"As users grow increasingly mobile and with applications distributed across
the enterprise and cloud, it's becoming more of a challenge to maintain IT
service quality," said Dr. Thomas Mendel Ph.D., Managing Director of Research
in Action. "Most enterprises now face the challenge of managing not only their
legacy systems, but also a mixed bag of web applications and cloud services,
significantly increasing complexity. As a result, IT service managers require
the ability to auto-discover performance issues and gain a detailed level of
visibility into the real end-user experience. This enables them to monitor
performance not only within their own infrastructure, but along the entire
application transaction path, from origin to end-user.

"Compuware today covers all aspects of the deep application transaction
management market extremely well," Mendel continued. "By enabling customers to
choose between SaaS and traditional deployment methods, the outlook for
Compuware is positive."

Research in Action defines the APM market as the monitoring and managing of
the performance and availability of software applications. It values the
market at around $5 billion in software licenses, maintenance and SaaS
revenues, with an annual growth rate of between 10-15 percent. In recent
years, this market has become crowded, and the term APM has been diluted. As a
result, Research in Action has focused on a subset of the APM market,
examining solutions that monitor and manage the flow of the application
transactions from the application origin to the end-user: Deep Application
Transaction Management.

"This accolade shows clear recognition of Compuware's market leadership and
long history of innovation, execution and delivery," said John Van Siclen,
General Manager of Compuware's APM business unit. "Our new generation approach
to APM and deep transaction management is setting a new industry standard and
fundamentally changing the way that performance is managed. Ultimately, this
is great news for Compuware and our customers alike, as we enable them to
maximize the return on their investments in enterprise applications."

Download the report here.

Compuware APM is the leader in a new generation of application performance
management. Unlike traditional APM solutions that are heavy, difficult and
reactive, Compuware APM is light, smart and proactive. Compuware APM is built
to manage the complexity of today's most challenging modern applications
including mobile, cloud, big data and SOA. Compuware APM optimizes and
monitors tens of thousands of applications for more than 5,000 customers,
large and small, around the globe. Through the lens of end-user experience,
our customers enjoy faster performance, proactive problem resolution,
accelerated time-to-market and reduced application management costs through
smarter analytics, advanced APM automation and a unique performance lifecycle
foundation.

To read more about Compuware's leadership in the APM market, click here.

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Research In Action GmbH does not endorse any vendor, product or service
depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to
select only those vendors with the highest ratings. The information contained
in this research has been obtained from both enterprise as well as vendor
sources believed to be reliable. Research In Action GmbH's research
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statements of fact. The opinions expressed are subject to change without
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Compuware Corporation

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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.

CONTACT: Press Contact
         Kayla Siefker
         Senior Public Relations Manager
         Compuware APM Business Unit
         kayla.siefker@compuware.com
         313-227-1402
        
         Jackie Lucas
         Warner Communications
         Jackie@warnerpr.com
         978-526-1960
        
         Tristan Webb
         Spark Communications
         tristan@sparkcomms.co.uk
         +44 (0)20 7436 0420
        
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