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US Postal Service Selects Auto-trol Technology's KONFIG(R) CM; KONFIG CM to Support USPS Efforts With Comprehensive Configuration and Change Management.

DENVER, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Auto-trol Technology Corporation (Auto-trol), the leader in enterprise configuration management solutions, announces that the United States Postal Service (USPS) Engineering Department has selected KONFIG CM as its configuration management solution. KONFIG CM will support the USPS efforts to enhance its configuration management (CM) capabilities and implement its CM processes based upon the CMII(R) methodology.

By choosing Auto-trol's KONFIG CM, the US Postal Service obtains the highest rated CM tool as certified by the Institute of Configuration Management (http://www.icmhq.com/). Implementing KONFIG CM, provides the USPS the ability to automate existing manual CM processes, maintain equipment configurations and migrate information from several older systems into a single, comprehensive and easy to use solution. In addition, KONFIG CM provides the USPS the ability to integrate with other USPS systems. The USPS will be utilizing KONFIG CM for tasks such as:
 * Configuration management on major equipment
 * Managing lifecycle of changes/change management
 * Data repository
 * Secure data access.




According to Robert Pope, USPS Manager for Maintenance Planning & Logistics Policies, KONFIG(R) CM was chosen because, "Auto-trol's KONFIG CM provides the USPS a robust and flexible solution that can change and match well with how the USPS is changing. In addition, KONFIG CM fulfilled the requirement for a highly certified CMII(R) compliant solution. Also, KONFIG CM is the highest rated CMII certified solution available."

Howard Hillman, President Auto-trol Technology stated, "Auto-trol is pleased to have been selected as the USPS partner to bring significant savings to its engineering operations. In addition, we are pleased our CMII capabilities are providing the core foundation for the USPS to implement its CM processes based upon the CMII model. We are excited with the potential to add on to the USPS core foundation."

Auto-trol Technology Corporation is an international leader in enterprise configuration management, content management and technical illustration for the defense, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and other industries. Auto-trol has been partnering with organizations, large and small, for over 42 years, providing outstanding solutions and excellent customer service. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado USA, Auto-trol has offices throughout the United States and in Canada, Germany and Australia, making Auto-trol eminently structured to partner with organizations around the world. For additional information about Auto-trol, visit their web site at http://www.auto-trol.com/.

The US Postal Service ranks as the 12th largest company on the Fortune 500 list with annual revenue approaching $70 billion. The USPS employs approximately 1/3 of all civilian government workers and operates more vehicles than the US Army. The USPS is responsible for delivering the mail to every American household and business.

CONTACT: Bryan Oldham, KONFIG CM Product Manager for Auto-trol Technology Corporation, +1-303-452-4919, or fax, +1-303-252-2249, info@auto-trol.com

Web site: http://www.icmhq.com/

Web site: http://www.auto-trol.com/
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