SOURCE: Indicative Software

July 26, 2005 10:27 ET

Indicative Breaks New Ground With IT Service Management Suite

Compuware VP, Leslie L. Murphy Joins Indicative as Chief Technology Officer

FORT COLLINS, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 26, 2005 -- Indicative Software, a privately held service management software company, today announced its groundbreaking product strategy centered on IT Service Management, along with the appointment of Leslie L. Murphy as its new chief technology officer.

Indicative's strategy is to deliver service management via a single integrated solution to squarely align it with the mission of enterprise IT organizations: the cost-effective and reliable delivery of essential business services. While legacy systems management suppliers create unnecessary complexity as they evolve from reactive infrastructure management towards service management, Indicative's all-in-one architecture facilitates rapid and robust implementation with quick ROI. Furthermore, unlike alternatives that impose much of the cost of integrating and operating multiple point products on their customers, Indicative was built from the ground up for comprehensive service management.

Indicative brings to the market a powerful, yet simple way to discover and model service dependencies in order to proactively measure performance. Its cohesive architecture and comprehensive functionality is based on years of experience gained from building and supporting one of the most widely-known, previous generation management tools. Indicative offers IT organizations a rapid implementation, where they can start gaining immediate ROI in high impact application areas. Indicative provides proactive infrastructure monitoring, application performance management, service level and business service management as part of its all-in-one architecture. Indicative is easy to extend and maintain, making it adaptable to the continual IT application and infrastructure changes.

"The winning vendors of the future will be the ones that start with the right fundamental assumptions for their solution design and architect for tomorrow's needs but deliver the features that tackle today's problems," commented Jasmine Noel, chief analyst and researcher for Ptak, Noel & Associates.

"Joining the team was a 'no brainer' once I understood the robust and deep architectural foundation of Indicative and verified just how quickly Indicative products deliver substantial value to its customers," said Murphy. "Indicative started with a blank sheet of paper, tremendous capital and management talent well versed in the needs of today's IT environment. Indicative's approach puts us well ahead of others in the industry in effectively managing the entire service value chain of geographically distributed users and technologies. Our plans are to rapidly augment our solid architectural foundation as we continue to provide IT organizations with critical capabilities needed to deliver quality applications."

In his most recent role as Compuware's Vice President of Product Development, Murphy was responsible for development of the service management product lines. In his previous role as chief technology officer, Murphy focused on Compuware's strategies to support the application development lifecycle for distributed application environments. Before joining Compuware, Murphy co-founded XA Systems, an enterprise software company. The success of XA System's File-AID products motivated Compuware to acquire XA Systems which then continued to grow to become one of Compuware's most successful product lines.

"Indicative is fortunate to have such a skilled executive join the company," said Lacy H. Edwards, Indicative's CEO. "Murphy's breadth of experience in the IT service management space brings a new level of technical leadership to our company that will yield many great benefits to our customers."

About Indicative

Indicative Software is a fast growing IT service management software company. Indicative's products proactively manage distributed IT environments with in-context visualization and control of the entire service value chain. The products are quick to implement and demonstrate results within days. Indicative's cohesive architecture enables IT to evolve from event-based technology management to application performance, service level and business service management. The company has a global customer base including health care, financial services, government and media organizations. The company's investors are Sutter Hill Ventures, Sequel Venture Partners and Vista Ventures. For more information, visit

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