Compuware to Buy Gomez for $295 Million

Compuware announces its plans to acquire Gomez, a provider of software used to optimize the performance, availability, and quality of Web and mobile applications.

Compuware has announced its plans to acquire Gomez, a provider of software used to optimize the performance, availability and quality of Web and mobile applications.

Detroit-based Compuware will acquire Gomez-based in Lexington, Mass.-in a deal worth $295 million, Compuware officials said. The deal is expected to close in November.

The addition of Gomez and its technology will bolster Compuware's Web focus and position as a software-as-a-service (SAAS) provider, as Gomez delivers its offering through a SAAS model. SAAS continues to become a more desirable way to acquire software due to a lower cost of ownership and faster, easier adoption and maintenance, Compuware said

"Together, Compuware and Gomez provide the industry's only unified Application Performance Management solution, spanning the enterprise and Internet," said Compuware President and Chief Operating Officer Bob Paul in a statement. "For business and IT executives who are moving more business-critical applications onto the Internet, Compuware can now offer unified visibility, isolation and resolution of application performance problems from the data center to the customer. Competitive offerings only cover isolated portions of the enterprise-Internet application delivery chain."

"This agreement marks a fundamental breakthrough in how IT and business leaders can manage the performance of all the applications that drive their businesses," said Jaime Ellertson, CEO and president of Gomez, in a statement. "The complementary nature of our products and our already-existing product integration will allow Compuware and Gomez to rapidly deliver dramatically extended value to our mutual customers."

Compuware provides software to optimize application performance from early in the development cycle through to production and maintenance. The Gomez platform identifies business-impacting issues by testing and measuring Web applications from the outside in-across all users, browsers, devices and geographies-using a global network of over 100,000 locations. The self-service Gomez platform integrates Web load testing, Web performance management, cross-browser testing and Web performance business analysis.