SOURCE: Precise


April 07, 2011 07:00 ET

Precise Helps MMK Iron Out Performance Issues

Russia's Largest Steel Maker "Precisely" Manages Oracle

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) - Precise, the global leader in transaction performance management, today announced that Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), is using Precise software to recast the performance efficiency of its business-critical IT infrastructure.

MMK is Russia's largest iron and steel provider with a current crude steel production capacity of 14 million tons per year, a domestic market share of 16%, and a predicted growth of 60% by 2014 meaning it will remain the Russian steel sector leader. As such, MMK has significant demands on its IT infrastructure. Precise enables performance transparency, providing rapid operational reporting to MMK's team of performance management specialists, a key part of its 600-strong IT department.

Informservice, a dedicated IT subsidiary of MMK, called in additional expertise from leading Russian IT consultancy, SoftBCom, to aid with the Precise implementation. As Oracle E-Business Suite is a multi-tier and multi-module product, the joint team from SoftBCom and Informservice found the ability of Precise to present an end-to-end view of its operation extremely useful.

MMK now uses Precise for transaction performance management across its Oracle E-Business Suite, using performance monitoring modules such as Precise for Oracle Database, Precise for J2EE and Precise for Oracle Forms. The team can now constantly monitor the largest Oracle tasks and queries, while proactively tuning and optimizing them. The response time for fixing dynamically changing problems has been dramatically reduced with Precise.

"There are three main business benefits we can see now," said Vadim Feoktistov, director of MMK Informservice. "First, we are experiencing improved business application performance and assured transparency, resulting in effective business management and less risk. Second, we are saving money by eliminating unnecessary hardware upgrades and from effective use of the platforms we have. Third, we can now do more with limited staff resources."

"Steel production, like many high-throughput manufacturing industries these days, relies heavily on the efficient management of complex IT systems," said Alf Saggese, managing director of EMEA for Precise. "MMK is a global leader in both, so its decision to deploy Precise's proven industrial-strength transaction performance management is an indicator of the value we bring to market leaders."

About SoftBCom
SoftBCom is a Russian IT consultancy, whose team of highly skilled professionals work in partnership with the world's most reputable manufacturers and suppliers of software systems. SoftBCom focuses on the most advanced technological solutions to enhance the effectiveness of its clients' IT infrastructures and address new challenges in information security. For more information, contact

About Precise
Precise helps over 1,500 customers worldwide manage Quality of Service (QoS) of their mission-critical applications. With innovative Transaction Performance Management (TPM) products and managed services, Precise TPM supports all major packaged applications, custom applications, databases and storage devices -- running on physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure. For more information about Precise, visit

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