Compuware UNIFACE WebApplication Server to Feature Macromedia
Dreamweaver 2 Web Authoring Environment
Integration Enables Efficient Creation and Deployment of New and
Existing Enterprise Business Applications for the Web
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich--June 14, 1999--Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:
CPWR) and Macromedia Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today announced that
Compuware's UNIFACE WebApplication Server now features Macromedia
Dreamweaver 2 as its exclusive visual web authoring environment. The
combination enables UNIFACE users building Internet, e-commerce and
media-rich enterprise applications to efficiently create and publish
sites that leverage new and existing information with extended
reliability, availability and data management.
UNIFACE WebApplication Server is a highly scalable, open enterprise
application server for deploying strategic e-business applications.
Macromedia Dreamweaver 2 is the current release of Macromedia's
industry-leading visual web authoring environment.
"Our current and prospective students are among the most demanding
cyber-users and we wanted to create a seamless and holistic one-stop
shopping environment for them where they could perform all their
electronic business," said Barry Walsh, director of university
information systems at Indiana University. "By combining UNIFACE
WebApplication Server with Dreamweaver 2, we will maximize our
developer productivity while building exciting e-business sites."
"Macromedia revolutionized web authoring when Dreamweaver was first
introduced, and has been established as the professional's choice for
building some of the world's most sophisticated sites," said Roy
Franzen, General Manager of Compuware's UNIFACE product line. "As the
leader in enterprise application deployment, we were looking for a
partner that would help us deliver best-in-class web applications
that scale to meet the needs of our customers. As an innovative
leader in web publishing solutions, Macromedia complements our
expertise and adds value for our customers."
The close integration between UNIFACE WebApplication Server and
Dreamweaver provides web development teams with the ability to
quickly generate HTML skeletons from UNIFACE web forms and visually
enhance them using Dreamweaver 2. At deployment time, the
state-of-the-art forms are executed by UNIFACE WebApplication Server.
"One of our goals for Dreamweaver 2 is to create an open, extensible
platform for developing and maintaining sites for e-commerce, dynamic
content and rich media," said David Mendels, vice president of
Macromedia's Web Publishing division. "Our collaboration with
Compuware enables us to provide a visual front-end authoring
environment to teams bringing enterprise and legacy applications and
data to the web."
"We needed an efficient way to develop and deploy new e-business
applications to the web that address the needs of customers, while
also being easy to maintain and adapt to ever-changing business
requirements," said Barbara Wilson, senior director at Kelly
Services, Inc. "By combining UNIFACE WebApplication Server with
Dreamweaver 2, we have been able to leverage our UNIFACE expertise to
build exciting Internet/Intranet applications."
UNIFACE WebApplication Server with Dreamweaver 2 is now available
directly from Compuware.
The UNIFACE application assembly environment allows large IT users to
successfully implement complex, business-critical applications in the
midst of business and technology change. Combined with Compuware's
track record of implementing large-scale, strategic applications,
UNIFACE enables the construction, assembly and deployment of
component-based applications for distributed environments, including
the Internet and client/server.
Compuware productivity solutions help 14,000 of the world's largest
corporations more efficiently maintain and enhance their most
critical business applications. Providing immediate and measurable
return on information technology investments, Compuware products and
services improve quality, lower costs and increase the speed at which
systems can be developed, implemented and supported. Compuware
employs more than 11,000 information technology professionals
worldwide, including more than 7,000 in its professional services
organization. With fiscal 1999 revenues of more than $1.6 billion,
Compuware is the world leader in client/server development
technology. For more information on Compuware, please contact the
corporate offices at 800-521-9353. Compuware also can be found on the
World Wide Web at http://www.compuware.com.
Macromedia Dreamweaver 2 is the professional solution for Web site
design and production with powerful new features for efficient page
production, deluxe site management, visual authoring for dynamic
publishing and Roundtrip XML. Because of its open, extensible
architecture, Dreamweaver works seamlessly with custom and commercial
tools for e-commerce, dynamic publishing and rich media content
creation. In addition to the new integration with Compuware,
Dreamweaver 2 also works with industry-leading solutions from Apple,
BroadVision, Oracle, Allaire, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Real Networks and
more. For more information, visit http://www.dreamweaver.com.
Macromedia's mission is to add life to the Web. By providing its
award-winning Web Publishing, Web Traffic and Web Learning solutions
to Web designers, consumers and the enterprise, Macromedia is
delivering a completely new generation of Internet tools and
technologies designed to transform the Web experience. Headquartered
in San Francisco, Macromedia (NASDAQ: MACR) has more than 500
employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at
http://www.macromedia.com. Macromedia also hosts one of the most
engaging entertainment sites on the Web at http://www.shockrave.com.
For sales or marketing information:
Compuware Corporation, 31440 Northwestern Hwy., Farmington Hills, MI, 48334,
Kelly Rionda, UNIFACE Public Relations, Compuware Corporation, 31440
Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, 800-521-9353,
Kirsten Armstrong, Macromedia Public Relations, 600 Townsend Street,
San Francisco, CA, 94103, 415-252-4088, email@example.com