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Canon Software Inc. (Japan) Select MKS Integrity for Cross Platform Application Lifecycle Management and CMMI

Canon Software Inc. (Japan) Select MKS Integrity for Cross Platform Application Lifecycle Management and CMMI

WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/27/07 -- MKS Inc. (TSX: MKX) today announced that Canon Software Inc has selected Japanese version of MKS Integrity for application lifecycle management (ALM) and CMMI.

Canon Software's implementation of MKS Integrity will enable process automation and document management (including source) for software projects on open systems (Java, .Net) and IBM System i.

In addition, Canon Software will market MKS Integrity and provide related consulting services to its customers in Japan, as a solution for cross platform ALM, CMMI and compliance.

Masaki Kato, Group Executive, Products Planning Group, says "MKS Integrity's single architecture and coverage of multi platforms enables us to automate process to coordinate activities and manage documents for software projects which span different technology platforms. This enables us to take a business function based approach to software creation and project management rather than just a technical platform approach. Our selection of MKS Integrity is consistent with our strategy to add value to our customers businesses, through the provision of top quality and high security software development and operation services."

MKS Japan Managing Director David Jones adds "MKS's investment in a full Japanese version of MKS Integrity, together with our growing strong local support and our solution consulting approach has enabled us to establish this relationship with Canon Software. We are quite proud to be able to add value to the business of Canon Software and their customers in the software development/operations market here in Japan, and we look forward to the joint learning and market experiences ahead.

About Canon Software Inc.

Canon Software provides a variety of information technology services such as application development, systems design, and training. In addition to developing software applications for Canon products, the company offers outsourced software development services, as well as packaged business applications. Canon Software was established in 1978. The company was listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in late 2003.

About MKS

MKS is a globally recognized leader of software application management, harmonizing the disciplines of application lifecycle management and IT service management to aid Global companies in achieving higher levels of productivity, process standardization and rapid innovation. MKS Japan's domestic customers include IT Frontier, Mitsui Knowledge Industries, Panasonic, Canon Software, Mitsubishi DCS Research For more information about MKS, visit our Web site at http://www.mks.com.

About MKS Integrity

MKS Integrity is an enterprise software platform that coordinates and manages software application activities and configuration items through the establishment a unified application data framework to deliver productivity, visibility and compliance. MKS Integrity's unified approach provides IT and software engineering organizations with end to end coverage across the application development lifecycle with capabilities including requirements management, to software configuration management (SCM), software change management, build management and test management, through to deployment and release management, and IT portfolio management. MKS Integrity facilitates software applications management within large organizations that have a need for enterprise class scalability, multi-platform capability, support for multiple geographic locations, traceability, audit ability and granular access control and security. By spanning all aspects of the application the development lifecycle, MKS supports critical business transformations including SOA, application rationalization and IT outsourcing.

MKS Integrity's unique single architecture approach to ALM delivers uncompromised visibility, flexibility and scalability across software projects, platforms (Windows, UNIX, System i and Mainframe), custom and packaged applications (SAP and Oracle/Peoplesoft), as well as teams and locations. MKS Integrity can manage any IT workflow or software process, while uniting process frameworks such as ITIL, CMMI and CobiT enabling global development organizations to better meet IT governance and compliance goals, achieve high levels of software process maturity, measure project performance with real-time software metrics and make substantial productivity gains for an overall low total cost of ownership.

Copyright © 2007 MKS Inc. MKS and MKS Toolkit are trademarks or registered trademarks of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Although the Company believes the expectations represented by such forward looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that those expectations will prove to be correct. The Company does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contacts:
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MKS Japan
David Jones
+ 81 3 5789 5862
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mks.com

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