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Covisint, a Compuware Company, and PROSTEP AG Join Together to Enhance Supplier Collaboration

Relationship Benefits PROSTEP and Covisint Customers, Making Data Transfer Solution for Engineers Securely Available Anytime, Anywhere

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DETROIT and DARMSTADT, Germany, June 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, today announced that it will globally offer PROSTEP AG's data transfer application, OpenDXM® GlobalX™, through Covisint ExchangeLink™. Covisint made the announcement at Odette25 – an industry conference titled "Forging the links of the Future Supply Chain" – in Munich, Germany.

OpenDXM GlobalX, offered through Covisint AppCloud, will provide its deep and rich data transfer functionality to Covisint's large manufacturing ecosystem. Covisint's AppCloud, part of Covisint ExchangeLink™, is a platform-as-a-service offering that brings together best-of-breed applications for a variety of industries – including manufacturing and health care – using a multi-vendor ecosystem approach. AppCloud provides the "network effect" to users, making applications easier to buy, with faster delivery and at a lower cost.

"We are excited that PROSTEP has chosen Covisint as its technology partner," said David McGuffie, Covisint President and COO. "Accessing applications, such as OpenDXM® GlobalX, with speed and security can provide a competitive advantage to manufacturing organizations. AppCloud was developed due to the high demand in the marketplace to reduce the complexity of accessing applications required for conducting business. With AppCloud, Covisint is uniquely positioned to bring best-of-breed solutions to users' desktops in its global manufacturing ecosystem, thereby increasing the speed of accessing applications for end-users, and shortening the sales cycle for application providers."

Supporting information sharing across the largest B2B ecosystem of manufacturers worldwide, Covisint OEM and Supplier Collaboration Services offer cloud-based, on-demand connectivity and communication to 300,000 users at 30,000 locations in 88 countries worldwide. The world's leading OEMs and suppliers rely on Covisint OEM & Supplier Collaboration Services to reduce the cost, complexity and risk of information and application sharing – all through an industry-proven, on-demand web environment.

OpenDXM GlobalX is a complete solution for the automated, reliable, secure and convenient exchange and conversion of engineering data. It resolves a long-standing issue faced by the industry of automating and securely exchanging engineering data inside an organization or across the extended enterprise. Specifically within the product design and engineering functions, the time and resources required for accessing customers' CAD and PLM systems in order to push and pull product data is unmanageable.

"We are pleased to offer our OpenDXM GlobalX application through the Covisint platform due to its vast size and established user base," said Bernd Pätzold, CEO of PROSTEP AG. "It will provide rapid exposure of our solution to this community and easy access through single sign-on. This is of tremendous benefit to those companies that strive to streamline processes, reduce time for product development and minimize staff size to remain competitive."


PROSTEP AG is recognized as one of the leading PLM integration specialists in the area of product data communication and integration. The company offers customers from the aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and mechanical engineering industries excellent solutions for supplier communication and integration solutions for CAD and PDM, this making e-engineering a reality. OpenDXM®, the market-leading data exchange platform, is installed more than 250 times and is used by more than 100,000 users worldwide.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 265 in Germany, France and the U.S. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Bexbach, Hamburg, Hanover, Koblenz, Köln Munich, Stuttgart and Wolfsburg, as well as Lyon and Toulouse (France) and Troy, MI (USA). Learn more at

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