SOURCE: Daptiv, Inc.

Daptiv, Inc.

September 14, 2009 08:00 ET

Katcon, Leading Supplier of Automotive Parts, Selects Daptiv PPM to Manage Engineering Process and Reduce Costs

Automotive Industry Parts Purveyor Implements Collaboration Software to Provide Business Level Insight Into Product Development

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Daptiv, the on-demand leader in collaborative business software, announced that Katcon, a Mexico-based supplier to the automotive industry, has implemented Daptiv PPM to provide insight into the engineering department's activity and manage its output. The SaaS-based software will continue to help the manufacturer of automotive parts track and predict the productivity of individual engineers to optimize performance.

Katcon, a subsidiary of Bienes Turgon, has been a supplier of the automotive industry since 1993, producing catalytic converters, formed/bent pipes, mufflers, hot and cold end modules and complete exhaust systems. Prior to implementing Daptiv PPM, Katcon lacked insight into individual workloads and time spent on tasks and projects. Since implementing Daptiv, Katcon has increased this visibility 100 percent and gained crucial insight into where they should allocate resources to aggressively reduce costs while also increasing productivity and ensuring that the department is focused on the right strategic initiatives.

"Daptiv has revolutionized the way we assign projects and manage the engineering department," said Miguel Amado, engineering manager at Katcon. "This department is central to our business -- we need to ensure that we place resources where they're best needed so that we're responding to customer needs and produce top quality auto parts. Before Daptiv we had zero insight into the department's workflow from a business perspective -- we're now able to best manage this process to optimize our resources and cut costs. Daptiv has also dramatically improved our ability to collaborate across our international offices in Mexico, Luxembourg and Michigan."

Katcon's engineers currently use Daptiv PPM to carry out product development projects; the software gives them the ability to predict the following week's workflow based on new insights and prioritize new projects as they emerge. Daptiv PPM has also provided executive insight into the business value of the engineering department and has empowered collaboration between different global offices with the on-demand software.

About Daptiv Inc.

Founded in 1997, Daptiv is the on-demand leader in collaborative business software that enables companies of all sizes to transform their mid-office business operations. Based in Seattle, Washington, Daptiv has already transformed the mid-office for more than 700 customers and 100,000 individuals at companies such as Amgen, Assurant, BASF, BP, Chase Paymentech, FiServ, Harvard University, Honeywell, La Poste and Virgin Blue.

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