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Project management tool adopted by Konami's Kojima Productions.

Uppsala, Sweden – December 7, 2010 – Hansoft, the leading vendor of tools for project management and defect tracking for Agile and Lean software development, today announced that KONAMI’s  Kojima  Productions has successfully adopted Hansoft.

”We initially started using Hansoft among a select group of managers on our team.  However, once we experienced Hansoft's fast & intuitive interface, powerful find/report tools, and host of other useful features, it didn't take long before we brought the entire studio onboard.

Hansoft is a magnificent tool that addresses the complex project management needs of game development, and truly shines when used on large-scale projects with teams of over 100 people,” said Yuji Korekado, Production Manager at Kojima Productions.

Hansoft is a project management and QA tool, designed to simplify complexity of large-scale game and software development projects. Hansoft is used by developers all over the world, but are increasingly winning ground in Asia with its most recent version Hansoft 6.5, localized in Japanese and mainland Chinese.

“There has been a big interest in Hansoft from Asian studios for many years now, and the demand for a localized version has only increased over time. I am really excited to now offer the same tool to Japanese and Chinese developers that has long been available to English speaking studios, and I hope to be able to help Asian studios with their project management and productivity in the same way as we have helped many American and European companies increase their productivity. Kojima Productions  is obviously a really prestigious customer and we are very glad to welcome them to the Hansoft community,” said Patric Palm, Hansoft CEO.

About Kojima Productions

Kojima Productions, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment and headed by game creator, Hideo Kojima, is world-renowned for its METAL GEAR series that debuted in 1987.  The series pioneered the "stealth action" game genre and has continued to win over fans with its deep antiwar/anti-nuclear themes, riveting storylines, and unforgettable characters.  Kojima Productions provides gameplay that transcends national borders and offers entertainment on multiple platforms ranging from home consoles to handheld gaming devices.  To learn more about Kojima Productions please see:

About Hansoft

Hansoft, winner of the Best Tools Provider-category in this year’s Develop Industry Excellence Awards, is an integrated solution for agile and lean development, collaborative scheduling, real-time reporting, bug tracking / QA, workload coordination, portfolio and document management, used by the most demanding software developers in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. The tool is fast and easy and builds on principles of team empowerment, increased communication, transparency, and collaboration. Hansoft 6.5 is also localized in Japanese and mainland Chinese, and contains a number of new features to simplify global collaboration.

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