Jan De Winne Appointed New Regional Sales Manager EMEA for Changepoint

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DETROIT, Oct. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR) the technology performance company announced today that Jan De Winne, a veteran enterprise software executive will join the Changepoint business unit as its new Regional Sales Manager, EMEA.

De Winne brings a deep understanding of the software industry to Changepoint, forged during his tenure as a Director of Sales for Oracle, where he was responsible for sales in Russia, CIS, the Middle East and Africa. He was also Senior Sales Manager of EMEA for Oracle's Primavera subsidiary, and held prior roles with SAP, Light Hammer and Avantis.

Mr. De Winne is fluent in German, English, French and Dutch, conversant in Spanish and Italian, holds a Master's degree from Ghent in Electro Mechanics and has an extensive background in financial management.

"Europe represents strong growth markets in the software sector that are rich with many large and mid-sized enterprises. These prospects can benefit from our professional services automation (PSA) and project portfolio management (PPM) solutions," said Jimmy Rodgers, Vice President Worldwide Sales and Operations, Compuware Changepoint. "Jan knows this region like the back of his hand, and his extensive career in enterprise sales, deep knowledge of the project portfolio management market and multi lingual capabilities make him a tremendous value-add to our EMEA organization."

Compuware Changepoint

Compuware Changepoint enables growth and improved efficiency for technology services organizations. Our powerful solution marries PSA, PPM and powerful business analytics giving services teams total operational visibility and control over the services portfolio. Services organizations can manage every aspect of their business with Changepoint from customer acquisition, to services delivery, through to financial control and visibility. Changepoint allows services teams to achieve strong margins, manage projects and resources with greater efficiency, deliver a competitive product and services mix, and maintain top-line revenues and bottom-line profitability. Flexible and easy to use, Changepoint is built for today's modern workforce, accessible from tablets and smart phones, and available as a SaaS or On-Premise Delivery Model. Visit us http://www.compuware.com/changepoint or tune into our blog at http://www.changepoint-blog.net.

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Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, makes technology make a difference by providing 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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