DENVER, October 24, 2000 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet communications company, announced that Qwest Cyber.Solutions LLC (QCS), the largest enterprise Application Service Provider (ASP), has been awarded a $5.5 million contract from Mitsubishi Silicon America, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, and a global manufacturer of silicon wafers for semiconductors. QCS will deliver Mitsubishi Silicon America (MSA) ASP services for SAP's R/3 system as well as SAP's Business Warehousing (BW) application.
MSA will leverage QCS' Enterprise Freedom™ ASP services for SAP's BW and Production Planning modules to develop a real time, high availability system. The solution will provide MSA with the information necessary to make better business decisions and keep their high volume production of silicon wafers running continuously. In the future, MSA will consider adding other modules to the solution, as well as move to SAP 4.6 through QCS' hosted upgrade program, to help them further embrace the benefits of mySAP.com.
"We are driven to be as fast and efficient as possible in our 24x7 production environment. QCS' high availability solution will greatly reduce the business risk associated with system downtime and will give us the intelligence to make better business decisions and the freedom to execute quickly on those decisions," said C.P. Brauch, Chairman and CEO of Mitsubishi Silicon America. "QCS' ASP solution allows us the opportunity to run a better business by predicting costs, mitigating technology risks and freeing up resources to focus on more strategic issues."
More than 200 enterprise users will access the system that will be hosted in Qwest's CyberCenters™ and remotely managed by QCS experienced professionals. The combination of QCS' industry leading ProofPositive™ Service Level Agreements, and QCS Sentry™, the company's reliable delivery of world-class applications and maximum system availability designed to improve the end user experience of critical business systems, assures optimal performing application solutions.
"Because of our experience in providing ASP solutions for the manufacturing sector, we deliver excellent value to companies such as Mitsubishi Silicon that require high availability solutions for their global operations," said John Charters, president and CEO of Qwest Cyber.Solutions. "Our solution improves access to critical information and provides consistency for reporting so that Mitsubishi Silicon can efficiently meet customer demands faster and better than before."
Mitsubishi Silicon America manufactures and markets polished and epitaxial silicon wafers for the fabrication of integrated circuits and semiconductor devices. Headquartered in Salem, Oregon, USA, MSA has sales and customer service operations in the United States, Europe and Asia to meet the needs of customers with global operations. MSA is part of the Mitsubishi Materials Corporation's Silicon Division Group.
About Qwest Cyber.Solutions
Qwest Cyber.Solutions (QCS) is the industry's largest enterprise applications service provider (ASP) delivering scalable and reliable business critical software solutions through remote management and hosting of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business-to-Business (B2B) E-Commerce applications. A joint venture between Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) and KPMG Consulting, QCS leverages Qwest's state-of-the-art Internet protocol broadband network and CyberCenters as well as KPMG's consulting and software integration expertise. QCS' software applications portfolio includes Ariba, Captura, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel, and others. For more information, see the QCS Web site at www.qwestcybersolutions.com.
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