Compuware Changepoint Supports a Healthy Future in Project Planning for St John New Zealand

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DETROIT, Oct. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced that St John New Zealand has deployed Compuware Changepoint, the company's industry-leading Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution. St John is a charitable organization serving communities throughout New Zealand by delivering an extensive range of essential health-related services and products. Changepoint's PPM solution provides an integrated view into projects, investments, resources and applications for informed business planning and decision making.

"St John chose Changepoint following a review of several industry solutions. Only Changepoint was able to provide the scalability and robust reporting, along with the essential implementation services, required for joined up, enterprise project planning," said May Richards, PMO Manager, St John New Zealand. "We reviewed six different solutions and referenced Gartner Quadrant research concluding that Changepoint is a very mature and powerful offering. We liked the fact that Changepoint is available as a Software-as-a Service (Saas) solution as we are very comfortable with cloud-based technologies."

"Helping St John achieve its objectives is very important to us," said Lori Ellsworth, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Compuware's Changepoint business unit. "Changepoint enables St John New Zealand to manage priorities, measure project benefits and prioritize data to improve the organization's decision making process."

"Changepoint will provide our organization with intelligent, actionable information that drives consistent, timely care and sound business decisions. We'll be able to put plans into place much faster, have peace of mind and proactively manage our staffing requirements," said Richards. "During the Christchurch earthquakes, we had to immediately reallocate skilled staff engaged on projects to rapidly establish crisis teams. Using Changepoint, we'll now be able to proactively evaluate the impact on our projects organization wide and assess different resourcing scenarios quickly."

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