As part of the extension IIM and Metron plan to collaborate on bringing elements of their respective product ranges closer together to further extend the breadth of capacity management functionality offered by both companies around the world. For 10+ years IIM has OEM’d elements of Metron’s market-leading athene® capacity management software, selling the solution as ES/1 NEO in Japan.
IIM has 800+ clients of ES/1 NEO including household names such as Bank of Tokyo, Panasonic, NTT and Toyota.
For Metron’s 300 clients across the world in territories such as the USA, UK and South Africa, a major appeal of athene® is its ability to integrate performance and capacity data from any source, including custom business data unique to each client. The closer ties cover integration of IIM’s performance data capture and reporting modules tightly with athene® to strengthen athene®’s support of areas such as Java and SAP. Other areas of integration between the software solutions offered by each company are already under discussion.
Ian Upton, Business Development Manager at Metron says ‘Our relationship with IIM sets the standard for what any collaborative partnership between two companies should be. IIM has taken athene® to the Japanese market, adapted it to suit local needs and built a list of clients that reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of Japanese business. I look forward to the partnership developing over the next five years and integrating our product lines further to enhance the range of what we offer the capacity management market.’
Mitsuo Takeda, Director of MP Sales Division for IIM commented, ‘One of the reasons our long relationship with Metron has flourished is their willingness and ability to help us adapt athene® to meet the specific needs of the Japanese market enabling us to enhance our position as the leading provider of capacity management software and services in Japan. We look forward to continuing our success in Japan and to developing our company and technological ties with Metron further under the new agreement.’
Metron (metron-athene.com) has been leading the way in Capacity Management since 1986 and is justifiably proud of its history. An independent company, Metron delivers Capacity Management solutions across the Globe and has an impressive client list of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 Companies including ACS, Internal Revenue Service, LA County, Deloitte, Marriott, US Customs, T-Mobile, WH Smith, Telefonica O2, Nestle and LloydsTSB.
Metron believes its expertise in this area is second to none, after all Metron literally wrote the book, having co-written and advised on the original Capacity Management processes and guidelines contained within the UK Office of Government Computing Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and continues to be involved in the ongoing formulation of the latest versions.
Metron’s 350+ man-years of experience, amassed helping businesses to implement successful capacity management solutions, are available to help Companies meet the challenges of managing their physical and virtual environments. All that expertise has been built into the athene® capacity management software that Metron develops and sells in the US and UK, and through partners around the world.
Metron works in partnership with leading IT suppliers such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft Systems, VMware, Computer Associates, IBM, Capgemini, and Oracle and alongside the world’s leading Outsourcing Companies, assisting with expert ITIL® consultancy and training services.
athene® is a registered trademark of Metron Technology Ltd and Metron-Athene, Inc.
® ITIL is a Registered Trade Mark, and a Registered Community Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce, and is Registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
IIM Corporation is Japan’s leading capacity and performance management business. Since establishment in 1988 IIM has successfully grown its operation by adhering to its policy ‘To sell is to support’ enabling over 800 customers to rely on specialist advice, objective insight into current trends in IT technology and a strong trusting relationship. IIM’s software ES/1 NEO is used by over 800 of Japan’s leading companies including Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., NSK Ltd., Honda Motor Co Ltd, Toyota Motor Corp., NTT Data Corp.