Compuware has sharpened its knives in preparation for its first attempt at carving out a slice of the lucrative e-commerce market.
Answering customer demands, Compuware spent several months working on its e-commerce strategy resulting in the creation of a strategic business unit that will deliver e-business solutions to the enterprise.
With a newly appointed e-commerce business manager, Knut Dybendahl, at the helm, the team will work on defining and architecting solutions to build, integrate, test and manage e-commerce-based applications at all levels of the enterprise.
According to Dybendahl, Compuware's new e-commerce unit will join forces with the existing sales force offering customers value-added business consultancy services and guiding them through the process of establishing better business structures based on new business models that are fast emerging around information technology and, especially, electronic commerce.
"Compuware has got a multitude of tools that should logically be expanded to fit into the e-commerce paradigm," Dybendahl said.
"We are at the stage where we have both the knowledge and technology to offer our customers a number of Web-enablement packages and bundles of services and tools aimed towards integrating legacy systems that would successfully respond to the growing needs for office automation and business-to-business models."
Over the next six months, Dybendahl expects Compuware to focus on developing back-end integration tools for several platforms and systems, as well as establishing its newfound business consulting role in the regional market.