Compuware to Officially Launch Vantage 11 in India

by Manu Sharma    Aug 10, 2009

Compuware Corporation will officially launch Vantage 11, a new version of its IT service management solution, on August 22 in India. The new solution is targeted at enterprises.

Vantage, the flagship product of Compuware, ensures that IT understands how each technology tier is contributing to an overall business service at any given moment and quickly takes corrective actions when issues occur. 

Talking to CXOtoday, Anil Sharma, business manager-India & Saarc of Compuware India Software Operations, said it was announced in the US a month ago. We would be conducting roadshows and CIO forums across the country on Vantage 11. It represents a major leap forward from traditional approaches to managing application performance.

Even though the solutions remain the same over the earlier version, some new features like integrated end-user experience; shortening IT organizations time to achieve value from business service delivery and reduce resources and costs to find and fix application performance issues have been added, said Sharma.

Vantage 11 provides a top-down approach to IT service delivery that starts from the end-user perspective. The new release brings together proactive issue identification, quantification of business impact and problem resolution into a single solution.

"Vantage 11’s top-down approach is unique in the market, as it ensures that everything we measure and report on is in context of our end-users and critical business services," said Sharma.

Analysts indicate that Vantage 11 is expected to cost around $100,000 for the entire solution. However, Sharma said that since the company offers different features for the solution the cost varies.

The $1 bn US company, which entered the Indian market about three years ago, targets largely the enterprise sector. Going forward, Sharma said the company sees a huge market for the ITSM in the country across verticals. Some of the major verticals for Compuware include BFSI, telecom, manufacturing, retail and online business.

We have more than 100 customers over the years and about three months ago we hived off our testing business, said Sharma.

However, some of the global customers include AutoTrader.com, Sun Microsystems, EDS, AAA, Schneider Electric, and BT.
It has about 20 employees handling sales and support out of India and competes against CA Wily, HP, Quest Software, and IBM Tivoli on a global scale.

Compuware India also sells its products through its system integrators like Wipro, HCL, L&T Infotech among others. Besides we also conduct CIO forums on the benefits of Compuware products in India.