DETROIT, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR) today announced the immediate availability of the Compuware Uniface 9.2 Application Platform Suite, its enterprise application development solution. This new version enables IT organizations to accelerate the development and deployment of enterprise applications by extending multi- channel support to mobile devices. Underpinning multi-channel deployment, Uniface 9.2 also introduces extensive support for service oriented architecture and web services technologies.
DETROIT, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR) today announced the immediate availability of the Compuware Uniface 9.2 Application Platform Suite, its enterprise application development solution. This new version enables IT organizations to accelerate the development and deployment of enterprise applications by extending multi- channel support to mobile devices. Underpinning multi-channel deployment, Uniface 9.2 also introduces extensive support for service oriented architecture and web services technologies.
With the introduction of this version, Uniface 9.2 becomes one of the few development tools that can deploy applications on virtually any platform, from the mainframe to mobile devices. In addition to support for enterprise application deployment on multiple platforms, the Uniface Multi-channel deployment platform now also provides support for Windows Vista and mobile devices. The new Uniface Mobile capability supports Microsoft Windows Mobile and provides for connection via the leading wireless technologies.
"The world of mobility and enterprise applications has been almost completely separated, but these areas are beginning to converge at the architectural, application development (AD) and user interaction levels," said William Clark, Research VP, Gartner in Gartner's Blog entry, "Making the Leap to Services and Embracing the New Enterprise Architecture," June 1, 2007. "Mobile applications pose a unique set of challenges for IT departments, and these must be considered along with Web-centric AD strategies so IT can choose the right architectures that match user requirements, device capability and network availability."
Uniface 9.2 includes new and integrated versions of the entire Uniface Application Platform Suite (APS) including Uniface, Uniface Web Application Server and Uniface Flow. The Uniface Portal capability in the Uniface Web Application Server simplifies how documents, database reports and enterprise applications are made available to employees — as well as external customers — using the web-based interface. Uniface Flow is Compuware's premier tool for modeling, integration and management of business processes.
With enhanced support for web services and service oriented architecture, Uniface fully supports the production and consumption of web services for enterprise applications. This support includes XML Schema, Soap and WSDL. Uniface 9.2 will communicate with any standards-compliant web service, no matter how complex its data, is WS-I compliant and supports complex communication, modeling and validation methods. Uniface 9.2 speeds the development of portal-based applications and enables customers to develop their own composite business services using mash-up capabilities.
"Today's IT organizations want to rapidly develop enterprise applications and deploy those applications on a wide variety of platforms from mobile to the mainframe," said Aad van Schetsen, Vice President of Uniface Solutions at Compuware Corporation. "Compuware Uniface 9.2 will help our customers to leverage the benefits of service oriented architecture and mobile technologies to develop new and modernize existing applications."
The Compuware Uniface APS is a highly productive, reusable and proven platform for developing composite applications. Uniface provides open connectivity to help integrate and extend legacy applications, while supporting a wide range of emerging technologies and innovations. IT organizations benefit from ease of implementation, immediate ROI and reduced risk. To learn more about Compuware Uniface please visit www.compuware.com/uniface.
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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