) recently announced that its Compuware Application Performance
Management (APM) solution has been adopted by REALTECH AG. With
this venture, REALTECH is deploying Compuware's dynaTrace Data
Center Real User Monitoring (DC RUM) services in its newly
launched theGuard! Service Management Center. This was done with
the clear intent of improving end-user experience and maximizing
the performance of various applications including SAP, web,
non-web and cloud services.
REALTECH AG is mainly engaged in providing SAP consulting
services and enterprise-wide IT management solutions across
Germany, Portugal, United States and Asia Pacific. It has
recently introduced management software, theGuard! for supporting
IT-related business applications and supervising a wide range of
networks as well as processes in Europe. Now, with the addition
of Compuware's DC RUM solution in its product portfolio, REALTECH
will be able to further upgrade its application performance
The company, through its APM solution, will be offering
in-depth knowledge of complex server networks, virtualized
scenario and cloud infrastructure. Additionally, with the help of
DC RUM solutions, REALTECH will be able to effectively manage its
application performance, which in turn will help minimizing IT
costs and enhancing the efficacy of data center and support desk.
With this venture, REALTECH can easily meet the requirement of
its clients by providing advanced APM solutions.
Compuware's key objective is to provide user-friendly and
technologically advanced services to its IT clients through
improved software-as-a-service (SaaS), professional and
application services platforms. In the rapidly changing
technological world, the company's advanced solutions empower
customers to drive revenue and customer satisfaction by
leveraging innovative technologies like cloud computing,
virtualization and mobile computing.
Compuware operates in an intensely competitive landscape. In
the software business, the company is always under pressure for
innovating products to attract new clients and also maintain the
existing associations, which may prove to be expensive.
According to management, the company competes with more than
40 firms in one or more of its offerings. Rivals include
BMC Software Inc.
). Recently, BMC's BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution
has been chosen by mobily, a provider of mobile telecommunication
services in Saudi Arabia. With this partnership, mobily will be
incorporating the company's cloud services and automate its IT
infrastructure in its portfolio. Hence, Compuware has to undergo
rapid technological changes, evolving standards, which may turn
out to be costly.
The current Zacks Consensus Estimates for the third quarter of
fiscal 2013 and for fiscal 2013 are 10 cents per share and 36
cents per share, respectively. The company currently retains a
Zacks #4 Rank, which translates into a short-term Sell rating. We
also have a Neutral recommendation on the company's stock.
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