Software helps manage IT supply and demand.

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Changepoint Supply and Demand Accelerator and Rapid Path implementation service deliver defined set of management capabilities in defined timeframe. Accelerator delivers starting point for IT Management implementation including prepackaged business metrics, process automation, templates, management portlets, and reports based on industry standards such as PMBOK. Rapid Path service offers initial implementation of Changepoint solution.



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Compuware Introduces Changepoint Supply and Demand Accelerator, Rapid Path Service Offering



DETROIT, May 1 -- Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR) today announced that its industry-leading IT management solution, Changepoint, now offers prepackaged product and services that deliver a defined set of management capabilities in a defined timeframe and at a known cost. These new offerings place IT organizations on a rapid path to achieving their ultimate goal: delivering maximum value to the business by effectively managing IT supply and demand.

Changepoint, a business-centric IT management solution, is the only solution in the industry that embodies best practices for both IT supply and demand management.

"Today's IT organizations are looking to solution vendors to provide leadership by defining IT management best practices and delivering them to the market through a combination of preconfigured products and value-added services," said Gartner Research Vice President Matt Light.

These new product and services offerings, which draw on Compuware's extensive experience implementing IT management solutions for the company's broad customer base, include the Changepoint Supply and Demand Accelerator and the Rapid Path implementation service.

"At New Hanover Health Network, managing both IT supply and demand is critical to ensure that we realize the anticipated business value from all of our IT investments," said Avery Cloud, CIO, New Hanover Health Network. "Compuware's new offering provides best practices to accelerate our deployment of the Changepoint solution, bringing additional value to our business."

The Changepoint Supply and Demand Accelerator delivers a comprehensive starting point for an IT Management implementation including prepackaged business metrics, process automation, templates, management portlets and reports based on industry standards such as the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and organizational best practices. The Accelerator leads IT organizations to a defined, achievable path to business-centric IT management.

Compuware's Rapid Path service offers an initial implementation of the Changepoint solution that takes full advantage of the Changepoint Supply and Demand Accelerator. With dedicated consultants, guided customer preparation and a train-the-trainer approach, the Rapid Path service enables an organization to get started with the solution within 30 days.

"IT organizations need a proven solution that can be implemented quickly and can grow with them," said John Williams, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy, Compuware. "With our new offerings, that's exactly what our customers get--a rapid implementation based on best practices to minimize the risk of adoption and provide a balanced and scalable approach to IT management."

Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation 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 http://www.compuware.com/

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