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About Compuware Corporation

Compuware helps its customers harness the power of mainframe computers. The company develops software to manage mainframe applications, data, and platform operations. It has embraced the agile development process to release updates and new capabilities to customers every 90 days. Compuware's products include Topaz, a mainframe development and testing platform, and ISPW, a tool for source code management. Among its customers are Amtrak, Bridgestone, Mutual of Omaha, Walmart, and FBL Financial Group. In mid-2020, the company was acquired by a global leader in IT solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, BMC. The company was founded in 1973.


Compuware provides modern mainframe solutions that integrates into cross-platform, enterprise-DevOps toolchain that can fully leverage high-volume mainframe investments with agility. The company's products include but are not limited to Topaz, ISWP, Abend-AID, zAdviser, and Xpediter.

Geographic Reach

Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, Compuware has about 25 operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Sales and Marketing

Compuware has distributors, service providers and solution partners such as AFALAK, GIGATEK, Cognizant, CPT Global, Amazon, Splunk, and more. The company's customers include Bridgestone, Nissan, Walmart, Cigna, Huntington, and Pacific Life, among others.


In early 2020, announced new capabilities that enable application development teams to automate performance tests early in the development lifecycle, helping large enterprises speed time to market and improve application performance—while decreasing the significant and unnecessary cost of wasted time. A new Jenkins plugin, along with a new REST API for Compuware Strobe, the leading mainframe application performance management solution, makes it easy for developers to take performance measurements early and automatically as part of a Jenkins CI/CD pipeline. For customers not leveraging Jenkins, the Strobe REST API can also be integrated with other DevOps CI/CD tools. 

In late 2019, Compuware also announced enhancements to Topaz for Total Test and a partnership with OpenLegacy to help large enterprises speed mainframe software development and delivery while improving quality. Advanced Topaz for Total Test Reporting and direct access to OpenLegacy Platform from Topaz Workbench speeds software delivery, improves application quality, and de-risks modernization efforts.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In early 2020, Compuware acquired the assets of INNOVATION Data Processing. The addition of INNOVATION's solutions — FDR, FDRPAS and IAM products, and segment leading solutions including UPSTREAM and FATSCOPY— complement Compuware's existing product line, focused on empowering enterprises to leverage the company's modern mainframes with ease and effectiveness.

Company Background

Compuware Corporation was founded in 1973.

Compuware Corporation

1 Campus Martius FL 4
Detroit, MI 48226-5099
Phone: 1 (313) 227-7300

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
CFO and Treasurer: Joseph Angileri
Chairman: Peter Karmanos
CEO: Christopher O'Malley
Employees (This Location): 35
Employees (All Locations): 500