Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS Co., Ltd (Japan) Selects MKS

Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS Co., Ltd (Japan) Selects MKS
Integrity for ITSM/ITIL 
WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/17/07 --  MKS Inc. (TSX:
MKX) today announced that Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS Co., Ltd
(DCS) had selected Japanese edition of MKS Integrity for ITSM/ITIL. 
DCS's initial implementation of MKS Integrity enables process
automation, management and recording of incident, problem, change
requests, change orders and release into production for both internal
and customer software applications across multiple platforms. The
multi-dimensional relationship methodology used to manage
configuration Items means improved impact analysis capabilities when
incidents occur. 
MKS Integrity for ITSM/ITIL went live at DCS in September, and the
MKS solution users include both DCS staff and service subcontractors. 
Mr. Kanne Akabane, Senior Managing Director and Executive Officer
comments, "Our first step with MKS Integrity was automation of
process and streamlining of software application maintenance
activity, from incident to release, across multiple hardware and
software platforms. The power and flexibility of the MKS Integrity
workflow engine means that we are easily able to tailor the MKS
Integrity ITSM/ITIL solution with our own processes and data. We have
applied the solution to our geographically diverse maintenance
activities and integrated MKS Integrity securely with our existing
infrastructure and tools. We look forward to further strengthening of
our services for our customers' businesses by gradually broadening
the scope of MKS Integrity implementation". 
MKS Integrity was selected after comparison with other more
traditional help desk solutions. The key reasons for the selection of
MKS Integrity include functional richness, flexibility and ability to
smoothly integrate downstream into source code, testing and document
management, all of which are part of the MKS Integrity platform. 
MKS Japan Managing Director, David Jones adds, "Winning DCS's
business was a team effort with Mitsui Knowledge Industries (MKI).
MKI's consulting power in the ITSM/ITIL area, together with the
strength and flexibility of the MKS Integrity ITSM/ITIL solution
enabled us to fend off competing bids from the more traditional,
siloed help desk solutions. We look forward to serving and adding
value to DCS and also customers of DCS over the coming years". 
MKS's partner Mitsui Knowledge Industry's Executive Director, Mr.
Tetsuo Kawashima comments, "MKS Integrity is now proven as a very
strong joint solution for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and
ITSM in the Japanese market. Our own experience with MKS Integrity
and the close teamwork between our consultants and MKS's growing team
in Japan positioned us to provide this high value added solution to
About Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS Co., Ltd. 
Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS Co., Ltd has provided "IT Total
Solutions" encompassing IT consulting, system design, development and
operations. In December 2004, DCS began a strategic partnership with
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI), and Mitsubishi UFJ
Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) to develop the full scale cooperation in
the area of systems solutions. Since March 2006, with the addition of
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting co. Ltd, the 4 companies has
worked in partnership to provide "Best Solution" to support the
business of their customers. 
With this joint initiative, DCS will further increase its strength in
the area of business consulting, and along with the high quality of
system development, operations and maintenance, DCS will enable the
realization of business renovations and the creation of values for
its customers. More information in Japanese can be found at 
About MKS 
MKS is a globally recognized leader of software application
management, harmonizing the disciplines of application lifecycle
management and IT service management to aid Global companies in
achieving higher levels of productivity, process standardization and
rapid innovation. For more information about MKS, visit our Web site
About MKS Integrity 
MKS Integrity is an enterprise software platform that coordinates and
manages software application activities and configuration items
through the establishment a unified application data framework to
deliver productivity, visibility and compliance. MKS Integrity's
unified approach provides IT and software engineering organizations
with end to end coverage across the application development lifecycle
with capabilities including requirements management, to software
configuration management (SCM), software change management, build
management and test management, through to deployment and release
management, and IT portfolio management. MKS Integrity facilitates
software applications management within large organizations that have
a need for enterprise class scalability, multi-platform capability,
support for multiple geographic locations, traceability, audit
ability and granular access control and security. By spanning all
aspects of the application the development lifecycle, MKS supports
critical business transformations including SOA, application
rationalization and IT outsourcing. 
MKS Integrity's unique single architecture approach to ALM delivers
uncompromised visibility, flexibility and scalability across software
projects, platforms (Windows, UNIX, System i and Mainframe), custom
and packaged applications (SAP and Oracle/Peoplesoft), as well as
teams and locations. MKS Integrity can manage any IT workflow or
software process, while uniting process frameworks such as ITIL, CMMI
and CobiT enabling global development organizations to better meet IT
governance and compliance goals, achieve high levels of software
process maturity, measure project performance with real-time software
metrics and make substantial productivity gains for an overall low
total cost of ownership. 
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