Compuware has signed a licensing agreement with CSC in a deal said to be worth $14 million over the next five years.
The company reports the agreement is designed to streamline the licensing arrangements between the two companies and their predominantly large enterprise customers.
John Yarrington, Compuware's Australian and New Zealand sales director, said the deal will extend CSC's ability to offer outsourcing services using Compuware's productivity software tools.
"Ultimately CSC and Compuware have many customers in common," he said.
The deal sets a precedent for the companies by providing multi-user licensing and capacity-based charging. The licence cost is calculated according to MIPS (million instructions per second) capacity of the CPU.
Compuware will continue to provide direct support for its mainframe and client server products, leaving the outsourcing services to CSC.