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Covisint Launches Next-Generation Automotive Supplier Portal

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DETROIT, April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, today introduced a new and enhanced supplier portal that dramatically improves simplicity, usability, mobile accessibility and time-to-value. Additionally, through its Akamai NetAlliance Partnership, Covisint's Cloud Engagement Platform will feature market-leading response times for multi-page transactions globally.



Automotive and other manufacturers need to share mission-critical business-to-business (B2B) information and applications reliably, securely and in real-time across the supply chain. Connecting more than 80,000 organizations and eight of the world's largest automotive manufacturers, Covisint's supplier portal is the world's leading cloud-based B2B platform for simplifying supply chain collaboration.

The Covisint supplier portal requires only a single identity to access critical OEM content, information and applications while also seamlessly integrating disparate software systems. Specific improvements in the new Covisint platform include dynamic mobile device detection, enhanced content and document management, and more robust and user-friendly search functionality. These enhancements make it easier and faster to respond to the ever-changing demands of effective supply chain management.

Akamai Partnership

Covisint's new partnership with Akamai gives customers access to Aqua Ion web experience solutions, which have been shown to help increase response time by approximately 100 percent. Availability of Akamai's Kona Site Defender solution is designed to strengthen the security layer and make organizations much more resistant to denial of service attacks. As important, the Akamai solutions available through Covisint under the new agreement also enable organizations to run applications "in parallel," meaning that businesses can gradually onboard entire segments of users to an application without overburdening the application or support staffs.

"Covisint has been the leading provider of supply chain connectivity solutions since the company's inception, and these improvements result in a highly collaborative and engaging user experience for OEMs and their global supply chain partners," said David McGuffie, Covisint CEO. "Our Akamai partnership drives the speed of information delivery and value, enabling Covisint customers to deliver deep and quantifiable performance improvements. We will continue to expand our partnership with Akamai to deliver value to our mutual customers. "

"This partnership brings together Covisint's leading secure cloud platform and portal framework with Akamai's industry-proven web security and performance advantages," said Brad Rinklin, senior vice president, Global Channels, Akamai. "Combining secure access and industry-leading web optimization has the potential to redefine successful cloud engagement for an entire industry."

Covisint, a Compuware Company

Covisint provides the leading cloud engagement platform for creating and enabling new mission-critical external business processes. Our solutions enable organizations to connect, engage, and collaborate with the critical external audiences that define their success--including customers, business partners and suppliers. Covisint allows its clients to establish a secure, reliable, integrated presence in the cloud, and it provides the kind of engaging information experiences that people everywhere have come to expect. Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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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