DETROIT, June 14, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR) today announced that leading industry analyst firm Gartner Inc. has placed Compuware in the "leaders" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management." The report evaluated 31 vendors on completeness of vision and ability to execute, and a complimentary copy can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/2e8v6ng.
According to the Gartner report: "The PPM market as a whole continues to support internal IT (IT PPM); new product development (NPD); professional services administration (PSA); and traditional architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) environments. The market has matured extensively from project time and schedule support to the holistic management of IT, as well as business initiatives, resources and spending."
In the past year, Compuware has further expanded its PPM scope and reach, announcing a new initiative to bring Changepoint's powerful solution for operational visibility and control to technology companies, enhanced its project management usability through a service pack release and delivered accelerators to dramatically simplify IT portfolio management. The company soon will announce another major PPM upgrade with its Changepoint 2010 release.
"Compuware is committed to delivering PPM capabilities the market needs, in the way the market needs them -- including on-premises, via software-as-a-service and through smartphone technology," said Lori Ellsworth, Vice President, Compuware Changepoint. "We are extremely gratified to be positioned in the leaders quadrant, and we will continue to exceed the business expectations of our customers."
Gartner Magic Quadrant
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Compuware Changepoint allows technology companies to maximize professional services profitability while maintaining a focus on effective product decisions and delivery. Changepoint's integrated solution marries PSA with PPM to provide total operational visibility, allowing product-centric technology companies to drive services growth with strong margins, deliver a competitive product and services mix for high ROI, and maintain top-line revenues and bottom-line profitability.
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 organizations 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.
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