Compuware APM Announces 2013 Best of the Web Award Winners

Honors Top Performing Mobile and Web Sites Across Five Major Industries

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DETROIT, Feb. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company delivering a new generation of application performance management (APM), today announced 2013 winners of its annual Best of the Web awards, honoring top performing sites across five major industries. A comprehensive report featuring all category winners and detailed results of each winner's performance can be downloaded here.

Compuware APM's fifth annual Best of the Web awards recognize the top performing companies across five major industries -- banking, brokerage, insurance, retail and travel. Winners in each industry are awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze based on their performance for the entire year across three key measurements – availability, response time and consistency of response time – for their mobile and web home pages and key user transactions.

This year's awards have been expanded to include Gold, Silver and Bronze mobile award winners for the first time in recognition that mobile is now a dominant digital touch point with mobile transactions set to quickly eclipse traditional desktop web interactions.

The 2013 Best of the Web top award winners in each industry and category include:

Banking

  • Banking Mobile – Gold: Wells Fargo Bank
  • Retail Banking TransactionGold: U.S. Bank
  • Retail Banking Last Mile Gold: Northern Trust

Brokerage

  • Brokerage Transaction – Gold: Scottrade
  • Brokerage Last Mile Gold: Charles Schwab

Insurance (Auto & Property)

  • Mobile – Gold: Travelers
  • Last Mile Gold: The Hartford

Retail

  • Mobile – Gold : Williams-Sonoma
  • Transaction – Gold: Overstock.com
  • Last Mile Gold: Dell

Travel Airlines

  • Airlines Mobile – Gold: Alaska Airlines
  • Airlines Transaction – Gold: Southwest Airlines
  • Airlines Last Mile Gold: AirTran Airways

Travel Hotels & Resorts

  • Hotels Mobile – Gold: Marriott
  • Hotels Transaction – Gold: Best Western
  • Hotels Last Mile Gold: MGM Mirage

"The stakes are higher than ever before to optimize the business value of every digital transaction, especially on mobile devices," said John Van Siclen, General Manager of Compuware's APM business unit. "The 2013 Best of the Web award winners are focused on executing a performance optimization strategy that delivers a competitive advantage in online experience and digital customer interaction."

The "Best of the Web 2013: Compuware Application Performance Awards" comprehensive report can be downloaded here.

Compuware APM Benchmarks competitively rank sites and provides the ability to analyze performance best practices used by industry leaders and competitors based on a rigorous, well-defined set of homepage measurements and online transactions. This information also provides organizations with an unmatched guide to critical performance investments necessary to become a top mobile and web property.

Compuware APM is the leader in a new generation of application performance management. Unlike traditional APM solutions that are heavy, difficult and reactive, Compuware APM is light, smart and proactive. Compuware APM is built to manage the complexity of today's most challenging modern applications including mobile, cloud, big data and SOA. Compuware APM optimizes and monitors tens of thousands of applications for more than 5,000 customers, large and small, around the globe. Through the lens of end-user experience, our customers enjoy faster performance, proactive problem resolution, accelerated time-to-market and reduced application management costs through smarter analytics, advanced APM automation and a unique performance lifecycle foundation.

To read more about Compuware's leadership in the APM market, click here.

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