updated 9/20/2010 12:46:30 PM ET 2010-09-20T16:46:30

DETROIT, Sept. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR) today announced a competitive switch program called " More " that provides an attractive and secure upgrade path to Changepoint PSA for customers of QuickArrow's professional service automation solution. Compuware's More program offers QuickArrow customers a low-risk opportunity to start taking advantage of Changepoint.

The attractive competitive upgrade package includes:

  • a discount on the initial Changepoint license purchase;
  • ongoing access to Compuware's industry-leading support services and client management;
  • a fixed-fee implementation and data conversion services;
  • three months of transition support; and,
  • access to Changepoint's extensive pre-configured best practices library--a proven accelerator in getting companies up and running and quickly productive with the platform.

"Professional services organizations are witnessing booming growth--particularly within the technology sector," said Lori Ellsworth, Vice President, Compuware Changepoint. "With services as a strategic growth driver, services organizations need a platform on which they can depend--both today and into the future. As QuickArrow customers look for alternatives, we are seeing increasing numbers of natural conversions from the QuickArrow customer base to Changepoint PSA, so we decided to make the switch even more compelling."

Ellsworth added: "Changepoint offers a mature PSA platform with more functionality, services depth, extensive PSA expertise and more delivery options. And now, we're willing to share the risk in helping QuickArrow customers make the move."

About Changepoint

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.

Compuware Corporation

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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