MKS Brings Process and Workflow Support to Eclipse and IBM WebSphere Development Environments

Waterloo, ON (September 14, 2004: MKS Inc. today announced an expanded integration for Eclipse and IBM WebSphere development environments bringing the powerful capabilities of MKS Integrity Manager®, MKS’s solution for process and workflow, directly to the developer’s desktop.

While other SCM vendors offer developers the ability to access common SCM functionality within Eclipse and IBM WebSphere, MKS is the first to offer such innovative process management support in this environment. Using the MKS “WorkTray,” developers on distributed, mainframe and iSeries platforms may receive work assignments (tasks), run queries, review, and update without ever stepping outside of their integrated development environment (IDE). All software changes are easily linked to approved development tasks, providing complete traceability of all development work, significantly aiding any compliance initiatives and IT audit-ability within the organization.

“IT organizations who have a strategic investment in Eclipse or IBM WebSphere development environments, and who are seeking to reach higher levels of process maturity or comply with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, will be delighted with this new capability,” says David Martin, MKS vice president, Product Management. “MKS, with its “Ready for WebSphere” certification, already offers one of the most robust SCM integrations on the market today. Now, with our integrated workflow capabilities, developers can follow prescribed process with ease. In turn, project managers can trust that development work is properly resourced, and have immediate visibility through MKS Integrity Manager of work assignments and progress. We are proud to continue our track record of innovation and support for Eclipse and the IBM WebSphere development suite.”


Integration between MKS Integrity Manager 4.6, with Eclipse (2.1, 2.1.1, 3.0) and IBM WebSphere Studio development environments, including WSAD, WSSD and WDSc for iSeries (5.1 and later), is available today. Existing customers on maintenance may obtain the integration from the MKS Customer Community at:, or by contacting MKS Customer Care at:

About MKS

MKS Inc. ("MKS") provides award-winning enterprise software configuration management (SCM) and interoperability software solutions enabling Global 1000 companies to better manage and control the complete process of software development. More information about MKS can be found at, or by calling 1-800-265-2797 (US & Canada), +49-711-351775-0 (Germany), and +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom).

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