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Hitachi Data Systems deploys Changepoint to support Global Solution Services Business.

Changepoint Enables Proactive Management of Worldwide Services Business Ensuring Customer Satisfaction

Changepoint Corporation, a provider of business process automation software for services organizations and corporate IT departments, has announced that Hitachi Data Systems See HDS. , a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary

A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.

In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners.
 of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE NYSE

See: New York Stock Exchange
:HIT), has deployed Changepoint to more than 600 people from the company's Global Solution Services, Customer Service and Support, System Engineering and Technical Support teams worldwide.

Changepoint will enable Hitachi Data Systems to automate To turn a set of manual steps into an operation that goes by itself. See automation.  and integrate Global Solution Services' core business processes, such as resource management, online and offline time entry and project management. This will allow Global Solution Services to proactively manage its business in near real-time 1. real-time - Describes an application which requires a program to respond to stimuli within some small upper limit of response time (typically milli- or microseconds). Process control at a chemical plant is the classic example. , through effective, accurate reporting and streamline the use of its proprietary Engagement Lifecycle Process methodology, which ensures services are delivered in a consistently high-quality manner. Changepoint will be used by Hitachi Data Systems employees around the world.

"Changepoint is now the foundation upon which we will manage and grow our Global Solution Services business. Changepoint is uniquely suited to our business model as it provides comprehensive business process automation while also supporting the needs of a multi-national, multi-lingual business," said Ken Beaudry, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Solution Services, Hitachi Data Systems. "The solution enables us to effectively address key business challenges associated with running a global services organization surrounding sur·round  
tr.v. sur·round·ed, sur·round·ing, sur·rounds
1. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.

2. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication.

 resource allocation resource allocation Managed care The constellation of activities and decisions which form the basis for prioritizing health care needs , project management, knowledge sharing, collaboration and near real-time reporting."

"Changepoint's comprehensive business process automation solution provides services organizations with visibility into operations enabling the monitoring and proactive management of project health, customer requirements and satisfaction for improved performance and profitability," said Chuck Tatham, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Changepoint.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:Dec 15, 2003
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