Lockheed Martin Utilizes Magnitude's ErgoManager(TM) Software

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Magnitude Information Systems, Inc.

    CHESTER, N.J., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Magnitude
 Information Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   MAGY), the world's leading
 developer of enterprise ergonomic productivity software solutions for Fortune
 1,000 corporations and government agencies, announced that its flagship
 product, ErgoManager(TM), was awarded a contract to deploy 3,400 seats to the
 aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin's Enterprise Information Systems
 (EIS) company.  EIS is Lockheed Martin's cross-regional information technology
 (IT) resource responsible for providing value-added, technology-based IT
 products and services to Lockheed Martin businesses worldwide.
     The selection of ErgoManager was based on the results of an extensive
 pilot program at several Lockheed Martin's EIS locations.  The pilot study
 reviewed the effects of using ErgoManager on typing (accuracy and amount of
 keying) and mouse work (frequency and duration of mouse use).  The pilot
 program showed a statistically significant improvement in work accuracy
 following implementation of ErgoManager.
     The comprehensive testing process covered 8,960 person/hours of computer
 usage, equivalent to 2,240 person/days of computer use and almost 13.5 million
 keystroke and mouse movement observations from February through June 2000.
 The pilot program measured the "real world" impact on employees' health while
 using a computer, their perception of the product and productivity, as well as
 the reduction in Worker's Compensation claims for Musculoskeletal Disorders
 (MSDs) such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
 
     Return on Investment (ROI) Analysis Increase in Accuracy
     The study presented an ROI analysis to quantify the potential economic
 impact of improvement in keystroke accurate for the test group.  Based on a
 combination of factors including estimated hourly employee costs (industry
 estimates) which include some of the following:  wages, benefits, occupied
 internal floor space, pre-study hourly error costs, hourly savings per person,
 and the annual "per seat" cost of ErgoManager, the study indicated that there
 was a significant breakeven/payback period.
     According to ergonomics expert Professor Alan Hedge, Department of Design
 and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University, "Results confirm previous
 research showing that alerting users to take more short rest and break periods
 does not impair overall keystroke and mouse use, but does improve work
 accuracy.  Our economic analysis of using this ergonomic work pacing software
 shows that these performance benefits alone show a rapid return on
 investment."
     "As an employer of choice, Lockheed Martin strives to provide our
 employees with superior tools and technologies to ensure a safe and healthy
 work environment," said Scott Evans, Manager of Facilities, Environmental
 Safety and Health at Lockheed Martin EIS.  "Computerized ergonomic tools like
 ErgoManager not only help protect our employees from risks of workplace injury
 but they can also provide enhancements to their daily performance."
     "This is an excellent milestone and once again provides the real world
 metric that our patented ErgoManager is the premiere Ergonomic product,"
 stated Steven D. Rudnik, Chief Executive Officer, Magnitude Information
 Systems.  It's clear from Lockheed Martin's decision that ErgoManager has
 again been proven a reliable solution for companies which want to take
 innovative and preventive steps to reduce computer-related injuries, while at
 the same time increase their overall employee productivity."
     The Cornell/Lockheed Study, titled Ergonomic Management Software and Work
 Performance, was released in February and can be viewed on the Cornell
 University web site at http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/CUEHnews.html, and then
 clicking on the study name.
 
     More About ErgoManager
     Patented and proven ErgoManager is designed as an extremely cost-effective
 ergonomic productivity software solution, specifically for the computer user.
 ErgoManager is the first suite of software solutions that help businesses
 mitigate the health risks of RSIs associated with computer use while
 increasing productivity by reducing employee fatigue.  ErgoManager's
 components provide a proven computer workpacing system, computer-based
 training on ergonomics, computer-based risk assessments, an early warning
 system for reporting discomfort, as well as real-time evaluation of all
 keyboard and mouse activity, and application usage with extensive reporting
 and analysis facilities.
 
     More About Magnitude Information Systems, Inc.
     Magnitude Information Systems, Inc. is the world's leading developer of
 enterprise ergonomic productivity software solutions for computer users at
 Fortune 1,000 corporations and government agencies.  Magnitude's products help
 employers worldwide realize measurable productivity gains and reduced Workers'
 Compensation and medical claims costs associated with people working at
 computers. Magnitude has offices in California, Florida, New Jersey,
 Washington State, and Zurich, Switzerland.  For more information, contact
 Magnitude at 888.786.7774 or visit http://www.magnitude.com.
 
     More About Lockheed Martin
     Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global
 enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development,
 manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products, and
 services.  The Corporation's core businesses are systems integration, space,
 aeronautics, and technology services.  Revenues exceed $25 billion annually.
 For more information, visit http://www.lockheedmartin.com.
 
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SOURCE Magnitude Information Systems, Inc.
    CHESTER, N.J., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Magnitude
 Information Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   MAGY), the world's leading
 developer of enterprise ergonomic productivity software solutions for Fortune
 1,000 corporations and government agencies, announced that its flagship
 product, ErgoManager(TM), was awarded a contract to deploy 3,400 seats to the
 aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin's Enterprise Information Systems
 (EIS) company.  EIS is Lockheed Martin's cross-regional information technology
 (IT) resource responsible for providing value-added, technology-based IT
 products and services to Lockheed Martin businesses worldwide.
     The selection of ErgoManager was based on the results of an extensive
 pilot program at several Lockheed Martin's EIS locations.  The pilot study
 reviewed the effects of using ErgoManager on typing (accuracy and amount of
 keying) and mouse work (frequency and duration of mouse use).  The pilot
 program showed a statistically significant improvement in work accuracy
 following implementation of ErgoManager.
     The comprehensive testing process covered 8,960 person/hours of computer
 usage, equivalent to 2,240 person/days of computer use and almost 13.5 million
 keystroke and mouse movement observations from February through June 2000.
 The pilot program measured the "real world" impact on employees' health while
 using a computer, their perception of the product and productivity, as well as
 the reduction in Worker's Compensation claims for Musculoskeletal Disorders
 (MSDs) such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
 
     Return on Investment (ROI) Analysis Increase in Accuracy
     The study presented an ROI analysis to quantify the potential economic
 impact of improvement in keystroke accurate for the test group.  Based on a
 combination of factors including estimated hourly employee costs (industry
 estimates) which include some of the following:  wages, benefits, occupied
 internal floor space, pre-study hourly error costs, hourly savings per person,
 and the annual "per seat" cost of ErgoManager, the study indicated that there
 was a significant breakeven/payback period.
     According to ergonomics expert Professor Alan Hedge, Department of Design
 and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University, "Results confirm previous
 research showing that alerting users to take more short rest and break periods
 does not impair overall keystroke and mouse use, but does improve work
 accuracy.  Our economic analysis of using this ergonomic work pacing software
 shows that these performance benefits alone show a rapid return on
 investment."
     "As an employer of choice, Lockheed Martin strives to provide our
 employees with superior tools and technologies to ensure a safe and healthy
 work environment," said Scott Evans, Manager of Facilities, Environmental
 Safety and Health at Lockheed Martin EIS.  "Computerized ergonomic tools like
 ErgoManager not only help protect our employees from risks of workplace injury
 but they can also provide enhancements to their daily performance."
     "This is an excellent milestone and once again provides the real world
 metric that our patented ErgoManager is the premiere Ergonomic product,"
 stated Steven D. Rudnik, Chief Executive Officer, Magnitude Information
 Systems.  It's clear from Lockheed Martin's decision that ErgoManager has
 again been proven a reliable solution for companies which want to take
 innovative and preventive steps to reduce computer-related injuries, while at
 the same time increase their overall employee productivity."
     The Cornell/Lockheed Study, titled Ergonomic Management Software and Work
 Performance, was released in February and can be viewed on the Cornell
 University web site at http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/CUEHnews.html, and then
 clicking on the study name.
 
     More About ErgoManager
     Patented and proven ErgoManager is designed as an extremely cost-effective
 ergonomic productivity software solution, specifically for the computer user.
 ErgoManager is the first suite of software solutions that help businesses
 mitigate the health risks of RSIs associated with computer use while
 increasing productivity by reducing employee fatigue.  ErgoManager's
 components provide a proven computer workpacing system, computer-based
 training on ergonomics, computer-based risk assessments, an early warning
 system for reporting discomfort, as well as real-time evaluation of all
 keyboard and mouse activity, and application usage with extensive reporting
 and analysis facilities.
 
     More About Magnitude Information Systems, Inc.
     Magnitude Information Systems, Inc. is the world's leading developer of
 enterprise ergonomic productivity software solutions for computer users at
 Fortune 1,000 corporations and government agencies.  Magnitude's products help
 employers worldwide realize measurable productivity gains and reduced Workers'
 Compensation and medical claims costs associated with people working at
 computers. Magnitude has offices in California, Florida, New Jersey,
 Washington State, and Zurich, Switzerland.  For more information, contact
 Magnitude at 888.786.7774 or visit http://www.magnitude.com.
 
     More About Lockheed Martin
     Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global
 enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development,
 manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products, and
 services.  The Corporation's core businesses are systems integration, space,
 aeronautics, and technology services.  Revenues exceed $25 billion annually.
 For more information, visit http://www.lockheedmartin.com.
 
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