11/16/2004 - Covisint, a subsidiary of Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR), announced an agreement to provide Mitsubishi Motors Corporation of Japan with Covisint Communicate portal service. Covisint Communicate will help Mitsubishi improve sharing of information and collaborative business processes with suppliers.
Mitsubishi purchased Covisint Communicate to provide its suppliers with immediate access to information and applications to obtain more collaborative working relationships. The multi-phase agreement began with the deployment of the service in Japan to approximately 1,200 Mitsubishi suppliers. Covisint recruited the suppliers using their Japanese language deployment team, and the suppliers can access the Covisint Communicate portal service in any one of seven languages, including Japanese.
“Companies need to maintain a high degree of visibility and control as they exchange information with suppliers,” said Bob Paul, President and CEO of Compuware Covisint. “Covisint Communicate provides a single point of communication for Mitsubishi suppliers globally, creating a platform for collaboration.”
Covisint Communicate provides a secure infrastructure based on the Covisint federated identity management model to help ensure the security of Mitsubishi information and applications. The service includes integrated automotive-specific applications for sharing a library of documents and secure bulletin broadcasts to increase the visibility of information across the supply chain and achieve better decisions with current, real-time information.
By using the Covisint Communicate portal service, Mitsubishi avoided the expense of developing a portal and accelerated the rollout of its internal applications to suppliers. A study by AMR Research indicated that by using Covisint Communicate, the cost of developing a portal could be reduced by 80 percent and the operating cost reduced by 50 percent. The Covisint Communicate portal was implemented for Mitsubishi in 90 days and went live in August, 2004. Mitsubishi joins Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Delphi, Freightliner and Visteon in using Covisint Communicate to help collaborate with suppliers.
Compuware Covisint provides technology and professional services for the global automotive industry to share information between business partners. The Covisint Automotive Industry Operating System--a platform for collaboration--enables manufacturers and suppliers to reduce costs, increase efficiency, enhance quality and improve time to market.
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