UK MOD starts deployment of KEYPAQ

The newly created Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) organisation within the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) is to start widespread deployment of KEYPAQ, integrate's productivity enhancement suite for Telelogic DOORS® (now Rational DOORS®).

Defence Equipment & Support, created on 1 April 2007 by merging the former Defence Procurement Agency with the Defence Logistics Organisation, will provide the MOD with procurement, maintenance and sustainment services. With an annual spend of £16 billion, representing 43% of the UK defence budget, and a workforce of 29,000, DE&S will equip and support the UK's armed forces for current and future operations.

DOORS is the preferred requirements management product within DE&S, and through DE&S's Corporate Information (CI) organisation, DOORS is available to each of its more than 100 Integrated Project Teams (IPTs), representing a DOORS user base of some 1300 users based over sites throughout the UK.

Sophisticated products such as DOORS deliver the most value when they are configured to match the customer's business processes and the profile of their users. integrate's KEYPAQ for DOORS is a suite of productivity enhancement tools that helps achieve this optimal configuration rapidly and cost-effectively, providing an environment which maximises the efficiency and effectiveness of users.

By deploying KEYPAQ alongside DOORS, DE&S will achieve a requirements management solution that fully supports its business processes for procurement and closely matches the skills profile of a large and diverse user base.

Before taking the decision to roll-out KEYPAQ, DE&S undertook a rigorous evaluation involving more than ten IPTs that used KEYPAQ with DOORS for several months. The results of the pilot exercise demonstrated measurable improvements in the quality of requirements documents. Compliance with DE&S business processes improved, and users were delighted by the ease of use of the overall solution.

Rational®, Telelogic® and DOORS® are registered trademarks of IBM Corp
KEYPAQ® is a registered trademark of Integrate Systems Engineering Ltd

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