Compuware Plans "Day One" Support for IBM COBOL 5.1

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DETROIT, May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced same day support for IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS v5.1 when it becomes available next month.

Compuware's solutions for COBOL are developed and tested on the latest IBM z/Architecture System z hardware and software releases in partnership with IBM. When customers are ready to migrate their production applications to COBOL 5.1, Compuware's Mainframe Developer Productivity solutions will be ready to assist throughout the application development lifecycle -- from analyzing code, manipulating data, testing and debugging, to pinpointing problems and resolving application failures. In addition, Compuware's COBOL source level support will continue to provide unmatched debugging and fast, reliable problem resolution with minimal developer involvement.

"Compuware has a 35-year history of providing leading IBM COBOL developer productivity solutions. As we have done with previous COBOL introductions, our development teams have worked directly with IBM teams defining, designing and developing interfaces so that our solutions will support the new version of COBOL out of the gate," said Kris Manery, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mainframe Solutions, Compuware.

About the Compuware Mainframe Solutions

Compuware's Mainframe solutions help the world's leading organizations maximize developer productivity, minimize costs and deliver better service. The Solutions are available within the Compuware Workbench, an open development environment that features an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical user interface. Workbench makes common mainframe tasks faster and simpler to perform for both experienced mainframers as well those new to the mainframe, enabling companies to develop new services faster, more efficiently and with higher quality utilizing existing resources.

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