Compuware is rolling out a preconfigured version of its Changepoint application management solution. The Changepoint APM Accelerator comes with tools to help enterprises assess their application portfolios, a practice Compuware officials say helps reduce the number of applications, drive down costs and better align the resources to meet business demands.
Compuware is looking to make it easier for enterprises to get a handle on
the applications they're running.
Compuware March 31 announced a preconfigured version of Changepoint, its IT
portfolio management offering. The company's Application Portfolio Management
Accelerator is designed to enable businesses to quickly identify and measure
the applications within their IT environments.
The goal it to enable businesses to save money by more easily identifying
which applications work and which don't, assessing the overall health of the
software, measuring the application performance and building out a software
road map for the future.
"Changepoint's application portfolio management capabilities and Accelerator
give IT a sustainable view into application portfolio health, enabling informed
decisions that reduce the number of applications, drive costs down and better
align resource investment and better serve the business," Lori Ellsworth, vice
president of Changepoint solutions at Compuware, said in a statement.
Changepoint and the APM Accelerator are components of Compuware's Business
Service Delivery initiative, which is designed to ensure that applications work
well. They give users greater insight into the cost, value and risks of the
application portfolio, according to officials.
The APM Accelerator is designed to speed adoption of APM measures. The
offering includes metrics that measure such areas as strategic alignment,
compliance, financial perspective and vendor angle to help assess the health of
It also includes scorecards that increase visibility into the application
portfolio, tools for driving the assessment and building road maps based on
Gartner Research's TIME (Tolerate, Invest, Migrate and Eliminate) formula, and
the ability to offer visibility into the portfolios at the executive level.