DETROIT--November 9, 2009--Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR) today completed its acquisition of Gomez, Inc. Together, Compuware and Gomez deliver an unmatched and unified solution for optimizing application performance across the Enterprise and the Internet. Customers and industry analyst firms have been enthusiastic and positive in their evaluation of the acquisition.
"At AutoTrader.com, we're committed to ensuring top performance for our customers, and we use Compuware and Gomez together to achieve that goal," said Cliff Goolsby, Sr. Director Architecture, Engineering & Systems Assurance. "We use Compuware to gauge responsiveness from inside our enterprise and Gomez to track performance and availability from our customers' point of view, wherever they are on the Internet. We're excited by the vision of integrating the two into the industry's only end-to-end unified view spanning the Enterprise and the Internet."
The closure of the $295 million cash transaction brings about 270 new employees to Compuware, including the complete Gomez leadership team. Jaime Ellertson will remain with the organization and serve as President of Gomez, the Web Performance Division of Compuware.
"IDC believes the Gomez/Compuware marriage is a good match with little overlap and lots of upside," wrote Mary Johnston Turner, Tim Grieser and Melinda-Carol Ballou of IDC in a report titled Compuware Expands SaaS Portfolio With Gomez Acquisition. "With the completion of the acquisition, Compuware will be able to address a customer's full range of in-house and internet-based application performance management requirements on an end-to-end basis."
Compuware will retain the Gomez brand, technology portfolio and business model while moving purposefully to achieve additional technical, sales and marketing synergies. Compuware expects the acquisition to be operationally accretive this fiscal year. The combination of the companies' significant SaaS revenues makes Compuware the world's leading SaaS infrastructure management provider.
According to Jean-Pierre Garbani in the Forrester Blog for Vendor Strategy Professionals, October 7, 2009: "This is a very interesting and potentially game changing move in both the end user experience monitoring and the application performance management (APM) markets."
"We're thrilled to welcome the Gomez team to Compuware," said Compuware President and Chief Operating Officer Bob Paul. "Together, Compuware and Gomez will-through a solution that features rapid time-to-value, ease of use and real-time answers-give IT and business executives the optimal application performance they need to drive brand image, customer loyalty and revenue."
Gomez, the Web performance division of Compuware, provides the industry's leading platform of Web application experience management solutions used by organizations to optimize the performance, availability and quality of their Web and mobile applications, and proactively identify business-impacting issues. The on-demand Gomez platform integrates solutions for Web load testing, Web performance management, cross-browser testing and Web performance business analysis that test and measure Web and mobile applications from the "outside-in" - across all users, browsers, devices, and geographies - using a global network of over 100,000 locations. Over 2,500 customers worldwide, ranging from small companies to large enterprises - including 12 of the top 20 most visited US Web sites - use Gomez solutions to increase revenue, build brand loyalty, and decrease costs.
For complete information on how this transaction sets the standard for managing the performance of business applications, visit http://www.compuware.com/gomez. Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/compuware and @Gomez_Inc
Founded in 1973, Compuware provides software, experts and best practices to ensure applications work well and deliver business value. Compuware solutions optimize application performance across the Enterprise and the Internet for leading businesses around the world, 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.
Lisa Elkin, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Compuware Corporation, 313-227-7345, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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