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Compuware Changepoint 2009 Drives Executive Visibility and Informed Decision Making Across the IT Investment Life Cycle


Latest Version Delivers Advanced Financial and Resource Management Capabilities, With Continued Focus on End-User Adoption and ROI

DETROIT-- Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) today announced the release of Changepoint 2009, the latest version of its market-leading IT portfolio management solution. Enhancements in this version provide greater visibility into all the work of IT, increasing the ability of IT organizations to respond to business needs. Specifically, Changepoint 2009 responds to the increasing maturity of IT departments by providing advanced financial and resource management capabilities, while also focusing on the importance of end-user adoption to ensure return on investment.

“Changepoint is helping us improve and simplify our business processes and is giving us better visibility into our IT business,” said Glain Webber, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Innovapost. “The strength and flexibility of Changepoint’s project and financial management capabilities have helped our organization improve performance as well as identify and eliminate system redundancies. We’re looking forward to seeing what improvements Changepoint 2009’s new resource management functionality and advanced usability can bring to our organization.”
Sophisticated Investment Planning

When the financial information used for investment decisions is inadequate or inaccurate, the results can be very costly to the business. Changepoint 2009 provides the ability to detail both costs and benefits tied to an investment across multiple fiscal years to drive better decisions.

With full visibility into the business of IT, executives can formally manage against business funds. By defining a top-down view of IT funds and then managing all the work of IT in the funding framework, Changepoint provides executive visibility into performance for both IT and line of business executives.
Next Generation Resource Management

Improving resource management is one of the key reasons why many enterprises establish or enhance their PPM resources and will increase their investment in PPM technologies, according to the Gartner report titled: Market Trends: Project and Portfolio Management Software, Worldwide, 2007-2012.i

Changepoint 2009 extends resource management capabilities through new, intuitive and dynamic interfaces. Interactive, color-coded screen views provide real-time “what if” analysis to evaluate changes and see them through to execution.
Continued Focus on Adoption

User adoption is a critical success factor to realize benefits from an ITPM solution. Changepoint 2009 eases PPM adoption with new flexibility based on individual needs and business situations.

Fully configurable forms allow IT to collect the right information from users at the right time in the business process. In addition, portal templates ensure each user sees the right management information for their role, and automated reporting by email extends the value of the Changepoint solution to a broader community.

“In this challenging economy, our customers are balancing the need to reduce costs and continue to deliver business value, making visibility across the IT investment life cycle and informed decision-making crucial,” said Lori Ellsworth, Vice President of Changepoint Solutions. “Changepoint 2009 provides a greater level of sophistication to support our customers maturing financial and resource management disciplines while making it more user-friendly.”

Compuware Changepoint is a business-centric IT management solution that enables IT executives to take a comprehensive approach to managing supply and demand--unlocking the potential of an IT organization to effectively meet the needs of the business. Using Changepoint, CIOs can deliver maximum business value through enhanced IT performance, improved collaboration between IT and business leadership, closer alignment of resources and activities with the business strategy, increased responsiveness to changing business needs and more effective life cycle management of the entire IT portfolio.

Compuware Corporation makes IT rock around the world, helping CIOs optimize IT performance to achieve business goals. 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 92 percent of the Fortune 50 companies. Learn more about Compuware at

i Gartner: “Market Trends: Project and Portfolio Management Software, Worldwide, 2007-2012” October 17, 2008; by Laurie F.
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