Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) today at the CU2008 Worldwide User Conference announced the immediate availability of the Compuware Uniface 9.3 Application Platform Suite, its enterprise application development solution. This newer version enables support for easier deployment, an improved mobile application GUI and introduces a new cross-reference feature.
Uniface applications are typically dispersed amongst shops and offices across various international locations, some of which don’t have an IT specialist on hand. This makes installing or upgrading applications more complex. The new version of Uniface addresses this issue by introducing a single, standardized deployment mechanism that significantly simplifies the application deployment process for Uniface applications.
“Easy deployment of enterprise applications is expected these days by all organisations who are running their applications 24/7 at remote locations and do not have the qualified IT staff on-site to install new components, application servers and databases," said Bola Rotibi, principal analyst, MWD Advisors.
Uniface 9.3 further enhances its Mobile Interface GUI. Traditionally, mobile devices have limited visual space available to users. This new version of Uniface introduces a number of techniques which allow the user to see as much data as possible on the device screen. Other features include user definable keys as well as utilities that enable the end user to configure mobile devices.
The ability to cross-reference information is crucial in a world where application architectures are becoming service oriented. Uniface 9.3 introduces new facilities for generating, maintaining, reporting and using cross-reference information.
“Helping our customers to easily deploy and upgrade enterprise applications is very important,” said Aad van Schetsen, Vice President, Uniface, Compuware. “Compuware Uniface 9.3 fully integrates with all of the previous versions making it easier for our customers to make use of the latest features we have introduced.”
Uniface is Compuware’s development environment for building, renewing and integrating the largest and most complex enterprise applications. Offering high developer productivity and leading-edge functionality, Uniface helps IT organizations reduce the cost of ownership of business-critical applications and increase the return on investment for the IT budget.
The Uniface Application Platform Suite (APS) delivers an enterprise capable solution. It provides application development, integration, business process management and user interface frameworks through software products that can be used both individually or together.