Shanghai GM Taps Compuware Covisint To Connect To Suppliers

Covisint's Global Technology Platform to Provide Competitive Advantage for Shanghai GM's Supply Chain

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS -- Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) today announced a three-year contract between Shanghai GM and Compuware Covisint. Covisint will provide messaging and integration services for Shanghai GM and hundreds of its suppliers based in Asia, North America, Europe and Latin America.

"Shanghai GM, which was recently ranked No. 1 by the Chinese government for business applications, has suppliers worldwide using multiple technologies, and we all need to securely communicate and transact business with each other," said X.Q. Zhang, CIO of Shanghai GM. "Covisint provided our entire supplier community with the visibility, integration and control it needed -- overnight."

Compuware Covisint is a strategic IT partner for General Motors and Shanghai GM. Covisint's platform provides a unique combination of standards- based, any-to-any messaging, secure portal, application sharing and industry- specific software services to connect and integrate automotive trading partners. Initially, Covisint will establish connectivity and supply chain visibility across Shanghai GM and its supplier communities that support power- train and vehicle assembly operations. Covisint's platform also will provide local technical support and training to Shanghai GM.

"The automotive industry faces globalization challenges, such as combining new markets with mature markets. For forward-thinking companies like Shanghai GM, this creates tremendous opportunity," said Bob Paul, President and COO of Compuware Covisint. "Covisint's global platform enables Shanghai GM to go beyond 'bits and bytes efficiencies' and turns supply chain collaboration into a competitive advantage."

Compuware Covisint is a leading provider of interoperability solutions for companies of any size or geographic location. Supporting more than 30,000 customers in 96 countries, Covisint's technology platform accelerates decision-making, improves customer responsiveness and reduces costs by helping companies securely share information, applications and services across their supply chain.

Shanghai GM

Shanghai General Motors Company Limited (Shanghai GM) was established in June 1997. The 50-50 joint venture is a partnership between the world's largest automaker, General Motors, and one of China's largest passenger sedan manufacturers, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation Group (SAIC). Shanghai GM produces and markets vehicles, engines and transmissions.

Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware solutions accelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance of critical business systems while enabling CIOs to align and govern the entire IT portfolio, increasing efficiency, cost control and employee productivity throughout the IT organization. Founded in 1973, Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. Learn more about Compuware at http://www.compuware.com .

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