Covisint, a Compuware Company, Joins Energistics to Help Drive Communication and Collaboration for Oil and Gas Industry

Covisint to Provide Thought Leadership and Help Drive Oil and Gas Industry Standards

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DETROIT and HOUSTON, Sept. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, and Energistics, the upstream industry open standards oil and gas consortium, today announced that Covisint has become a member of Energistics. Covisint is a leading provider of large, joint-venture collaboration solutions for the oil and gas industry. Together with Energistics, Covisint will help Energistics in its effort to drive solutions and standards for the sharing of proprietary information and applications related to oil and gas joint ventures.

Energistics facilitates the development, management and adoption of data exchange standards for the upstream oil and gas industry. Covisint, with its cloud-based Covisint ExchangeLink™ platform, solves large communication and collaboration problems across other industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, government and financial services.

"Covisint can provide industry leading collaboration capabilities to our members through its platform-as-a-service," said Randy Clark, President and CEO of Energistics. "As a body that facilitates an inclusive user community for collaborative technologies, we believe we can draw on Covisint's experience to help speed the development and deployment of identity management standards in the oil and gas industry."

"A significant percentage of the energy industry's labor force works outside of the core organization, and they need to securely collaborate and share proprietary information," said James Ragold, Vice President of Manufacturing and Energy for Covisint. "As a cloud computing pioneer and an identity management visionary, Covisint determined that Energistics could help it positively shape the evolution of identity management in the energy industry."

Energistics, L.L.C.

Energistics is a global, not-for-profit consortium uniquely designed to unite upstream oil and natural gas industry professionals in a neutral and collaborative facilitation environment to develop and deploy open data exchange standards and to address E&P information challenges. Membership consists of integrated, independent and national oil companies, oilfield service companies, hardware and software vendors, system integrators, regulatory agencies and the global standards user community. For more information visit our website at www.energistics.org.

Covisint, a Compuware Company

Covisint, a Compuware company, enables information ecosystems that quickly revolutionize organizations by providing secure communication and collaboration between people and systems in remarkably simple ways. Covisint is a recognized cloud computing pioneer driving the on-demand revolution that helps organizations connect, communicate and collaborate with their partners--enabling anywhere, anytime information. The Covisint ExchangeLink platform provides industry-specific services for identity management, collaborative portals and data exchange, as well as a third-party application marketplace. Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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Compuware Corporation

Founded in 1973, Compuware provides software, experts and best practices to ensure applications work well and deliver business value. Compuware solutions optimize application performance across the Enterprise and the Internet for leading organizations around the world, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.

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Compuware Corporation
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Energistics 
Press Contact:
Beverly Jernigan, Communications Director
(713) 494-1733