Recently Compuware Corporation (CPWR) declared the inclusion of its latest Gomez software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution in its application performance management (APM) product ranges. Compuware's newly introduced Gomez SaaS platform enables companies to optimize their performance through easily deploying web, mobile, streaming and cloud applications. Gomez SaaS platform helps to enhance the entire end user satisfaction through resolving their performance related problems. In addition, the company through its advanced solution will be engaged in augmenting its clients' business outcomes.
Compuware's Gomez SaaS has various new features which include Gomez Mobile WebKit that is designed for improving the user's mobile web experience, Gomez User Experience Management (UEM), Gomez Synthetic Streaming and the company's latest IPv6 Support for Gomez Synthetic Monitoring--Private Last Mile. According to management, Compuware's solutions empower its customers to drive their revenue and customer satisfaction by easily controlling various applications like Web, mobile and streaming technologies.
Compuware's key objective is to provide most user-friendly, technologically advanced services to its clients in IT organizations through its improved software as a service (SaaS), professional and application services platform. The company's Application Performance Management (APM) segment through its improved on-premises software services and SaaS portal substantially augmented the company's revenue stream. In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, APM segment's revenue surged 28% annually to $71.2 million, mainly driven by the dynaTrace acquisition.
Compuware operates in an intensely competitive landscape. In the software business, the company is always under pressure for innovating new products to attract new clients and also maintain the existing associations which may appear 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. (BMC), CA Technologies (CA), International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
The current Zacks Consensus Estimates for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 and for fiscal 2013 are 6 cents per share and 43 cents per share, respectively. The company currently retains a Zacks #3 Rank, which translates into a short-term 'Hold' rating. We also have a 'Neutral' recommendation on the company's stock.