TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS CO., LTD (JASDAQ:9640) (Headquarters: Toshima-ku, Tokyo; President: Kazuhiro Uchida; hereafter “SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS”) has today announced that its subsidiary in Singapore, HULFT Pte. Ltd., has signed a HULFT Implementation Partner Agreement (*1) with Furukawa (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Bangkok, Thailand; Representative: Managing Director, Shiro Nakamura; hereafter “Furukawa (Thailand)”), as a sales and installation partner in the Thai region for DataSpider Servista and DataSpider Mini for Excel, which are marketed by the HULFT business globally. HULFT is a series of file transfer middleware products with the fourth highest share of the market in terms of worldwide sales (*2), and the leading share of the domestic market in Japan (*3).
Background of the HULFT Distributor Agreement
In the ASEAN region including Thailand, ERP and other systems are increasingly being introduced and expanded in line with the local business growth of Japanese manufacturers and other companies. This is translating into growing demand for making effective use of data in existing systems for business management, for improved data accuracy and speed of use of data through automated data entry, and processing into systems currently under manual control with Microsoft Excel and other applications.
To respond to needs for data integration, SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS decided to sign a distributor agent agreement with Furukawa (Thailand), which had a proven track record in introduction of ERP (Dynamics AX) in the ASEAN region.
Plans for the Future
An expert in IT systems in the manufacturing industry, the System Integration Department of Furukawa (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has system planning and construction capabilities. On the basis of the agreement, these capabilities will be fully utilized to create new business opportunities and to expand business in the area of data integration for customers engaging in manufacturing in Thailand and the rest of the ASEAN region. In addition, sales, introduction and support activities will be conducted for DataSpider Servista and DataSpider Mini for Excel, which are marketed globally by the HULFT Business Unit. HULFT Pte. Ltd. will provide the System Integration Department of Furukawa (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with technical assistance for the HULFT Series products as well as secondary support and sales promotion assistance to powerfully back the System Integration Department of Furukawa (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in its business operations.
|-||"Microsoft (R) Excel" is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.|
|-||HULFT and all HULFT related products are registered trademarks of SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS CO., LTD.|
|-||APPRESSO and DataSpider are trademarks of APPRESSO K.K.|
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|*1||Certified partner program focusing specifically on implementation services for HULFT Series products as part of the HULFT Partner Program (HPP), the global partner program for HULFT Series products|
|*2||Source: IDC, Nov 2015, “Worldwide Managed File Transfer Software Market Shares, 2014: Year of Steady Growth” (#259975)|
|*3||Source: Fuji Chimera Research Institute, Inc., “New Market of Software Business 2015” (based on packages/monetary value)|
(Product details: https://www.hulft.com/en/dataspider-mini-excel)
Compatible with an ever-growing range of platforms since its launch in 1993, HULFT is file transfer middleware equipped with all the functions customers need to share files between business systems. There are currently 185,800 (*4) HULFT licenses in use by 8,600 (*4) companies in 43 countries worldwide, spanning a wide range of industries. In addition to sending, receiving and managing file transfer jobs, products include peripheral functions essential to transferring files, including security and data integration before and after transfer.
*4: As of the end of September 2016
DataSpider Servista is data integration software developed by APPRESSO K.K. It provides a GUI development environment requiring no advanced programming knowledge and allows users to quickly and easily integrate data without paying attention to the system connection methods and differences in format. With the help of an adapter that easily connects different types of data such as those in SAP, Dynamics AX, IBM Notes and databases, it supports the automation of data integration and enhancements in operational efficiency. DataSpider Servista has application in a broad array of operations irrespective of business type. It has been adopted by more than 2,900 (*5) corporate users in Japan to help increase their productivity and reduce their costs.
*5: As of the end of January 2017
Furukawa (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Headquarters: 191 Silom Complex Building 16th floor, Units 4,C, Silom Road, Kwaeng Silom, Khet Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Established: March 9, 2005
Representative: Shiro Nakamura (Managing Director)
SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
Headquarters: Sunshine 60 (21F), 3-1-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-6021, Japan
Established: September 1, 1970
President: Kazuhiro Uchida (President and CEO)
Business activities: Financial systems, Retail service systems and IT solutions, HULFT
Securities code: 9640 (Tokyo Stock Exchange, JASDAQ Standard Market)