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Darwin Partners and Compuware Announce Partnership for New CARS Initiative.

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WAKEFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2003

Darwin Partners and Compuware Corporation (company) Compuware Corporation - A software and service company with over 11,000 employees worldwide, including more than 7,000 in its professional services organisation. Since 1973, Compuware has focused on optimising business software development, testing, and operation.  (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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) today announced a partnership to support the delivery of the new Compuware Application Reliability Solution (CARS). CARS is a comprehensive solution that features a common view of key project metrics metrics Managed care A popular term for standards by which the quality of a product, service, or outcome of a particular form of Pt management is evaluated. See TQM.  and the automated collection of these metrics, providing IT management with the knowledge to make informed application deployment decisions in real time.

CARS provides IT organizations with a proven methodology and a unique industry-leading tools workbench to produce a complete quality management solution. Compuware's Application Quality Workbench (AQW), the heart of CARS, instills discipline, automates processes, and ensures consistency and repeatability throughout the testing life cycle, resulting in the delivery of reliable, high-quality applications. Data gathered from the AQW is quickly shared with developers, improving the effectiveness of their efforts and allowing IT organizations to leverage their core competencies A core competency is something that a firm can do well and that meets the following three conditions specified by Hamel and Prahalad (1990):
  1. It provides customer benefits
  2. It is hard for competitors to imitate
  3. It can be leveraged widely to many products and markets.
 of developing applications.

The Darwin-Compuware partnership offers solid synergy. "This partnership is a natural extension of our Enterprise Quality Management (EQM EQM External Quality Monitoring (customer evaluation of service received)
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) offerings to clients trying to achieve tighter control with provable ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). ," said Dan Walsh Dan Walsh (b.1960, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a painter based in New York.

He studied at the Philadelphia College of Art in Pennsylvania and Hunter College in New York.
, President and Chief Executive Officer at Darwin Partners. Walsh added, "Managers and project team members can now have a common view into the heart of their projects. This is an invaluable asset in helping leading organizations develop the best practices, methodologies and processes they need to be efficient and effective."

Thomas Poirier, Vice President of Automated Quality Solutions at Darwin Partners, said, "The integration of Compuware's tools with the Application Quality Workbench, the methodology, and the enforced discipline is a compelling story. We can now achieve short-term, measurable gains while setting our IT clients on a path of increased efficiencies and verifiable confidence in their deployed applications." He added, "Darwin's extensive experience in shepherding the technology adoption process, coupled with our deep knowledge of major technologies such as PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel, and Oracle allow us to provide comprehensive turnkey solutions with the highly configurable product set we get with CARS." Poirier will be heading up the CARS initiative for Darwin Partners.

"At Compuware, we prize our strategic relationship with Darwin Partners," said Don Morrison For the football player of the same name see Don Morrison (football player).

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, Compuware Vice President, Channels and Alliances. "Compuware and Darwin have joined forces to meet the needs of multiple clients. We are pleased that Darwin is extending its longstanding commitment to our products to participate in the Compuware Application Reliability Solution initiative. Darwin will be able to extend the reach of the CARS offering through their vertical industry focus and their experience with specific packaged applications."

About Darwin Partners

Darwin Partners helps clients achieve their business objectives through the successful completion of technology projects. As a leading client-driven technology consulting firm Noun 1. consulting firm - a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
consulting company

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, Darwin applies industry knowledge, technical expertise and proven methodologies to help companies overcome their challenges and achieve project success. Darwin leverages a flexible delivery model that allows clients to engage high-performance technical teams and best practices. nationwide. For more information about Darwin Partners, please visit or call 800 274-1174.

About Compuware

Compuware Corporation, a multi-billion dollar company, provides business value through software and professional services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products.  that optimize productivity and reduce costs across the application life cycle. Meeting the rapidly changing needs of businesses of all sizes, Compuware's market-leading solutions improve the quality, ease the integration and enhance the performance of distributed, e-business and enterprise software. For more information about Compuware, please contact the corporate offices at 800-521-9353. You may also visit Compuware on the World Wide Web at
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