updated 1/10/2011 10:17:49 AM ET 2011-01-10T15:17:49

DETROIT, Jan. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced that IDC, a premier provider of global market intelligence, has named it a leader for IT PPM (project and portfolio management) in its latest IDC MarketScape report, titled: IT Project and Portfolio Management 2010 Vendor Analysis. IDC also awarded Compuware "major vendor" designations within the report's PPM SaaS, IT Financial Management and ALM/IT PPM categories.

The MarketScape stated: "As a result of (Compuware's) excellent product capabilities and high-end user base, Compuware placed in the leading vendor segment for IDC's IT PPM enterprise view." The report also noted that "Compuware also offers flexible delivery models," and that Changepoint provides "… strong resource management as a solution that originally targeted professional services organizations."

"As a strong player in the enterprise IT PPM market, Compuware has executed well with Changepoint, evolving the product to target user demand with frequent functional updates and effective process and delivery models," stated Melinda Ballou and Joseph Pucciarelli, co-authors of the IDC report. Ballou and Pucciarelli also pointed out that "…users…have opted for Compuware due to its strong customer relationship support and accelerators to help drive adoption, portfolio (and) resource management."

"Compuware's leadership recognition by IDC is a direct reflection of our customer responsiveness and our ability to mature and evolve the Changepoint solution to deliver even greater levels of value," said Lori Ellsworth, Vice President, Compuware Changepoint. "We are also very pleased to be recognized for our flexible delivery options, allowing customers to choose on-premise, SaaS licensing models – and to migrate between the two as business requirements change."

The IDC MarketScape provides an assessment of four key views of the IT project and portfolio management market: 1) enterprise IT PPM; 2) software-as-a-service (SaaS)/ on-demand; 3) IT financial management; and 4) application life-cycle management/ IT PPM. The MarketScape, according to IDC, provides a "comprehensive framework" and "set of parameters" that assess vendors relative to one another and to factors conducive to user demand, adoption and short- and long-term success.

IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

Compuware 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

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides 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 .

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