Redwood Shores, Calif. (05/24/2004) - MetricStream, Inc., a market leader in the enterprise-wide quality and compliance market today announced that Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc. has selected its solutions to manage the company's core quality management processes. The MetricStream solution is currently being implemented at Hitachi Computer Product's Oklahoma Manufacturing Division, where it manufacturers large disk storage systems.

"Our legacy systems needed to be upgraded to support our vision for world class quality management processes and for meeting updated ISO 9000 standards," said Gary Riggs, vice president of IT and HR at Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc. "Using MetricStream, we were able to implement an integrated quality management system with Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) and Training Management in about three months. Our plans call for expanding our quality solution footprint over the next few months by implementing three additional modules from MetricStream - Document Management, Equipment Management and Supplier Management."

"We wanted our customers and vendors to be able to easily access our quality system, enter quality-related data and have that information easily integrate with our internal systems," stated Jack Hayes, quality assurance manager at Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc. "MetricStream's web-based application will allow us to achieve that objective."

"We are very excited that Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc. decided to manage their quality process using our integrated, web-based quality management system", said Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream. "We look forward to working very closely with the Hitachi team to make them successful. Their decision to implement our solution in a hosted model also supports our value proposition for those organizations who want to implement a best-in-class quality management system in today's resource and capital budget constrained environment."

Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., is a manufacturer of disk array products and a manufacturing solutions supplier based in Norman, Oklahoma, For more information on Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc., please visit

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MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (

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