SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS : HULFT Holds the Second Largest Worldwide Sales Share According to Gartner's MFT Market Research

SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS will continue to ensure the safety and reliability of data that flow through the global IT infrastructure and will provide safety and security for the evolving network society in line with the ever-growing MFT market. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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TOKYO--()--SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS CO., LTD. (Headquarters: Toshima-ku, Tokyo; President: Kazuhiro Uchida; hereafter “SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS”) has today announced that HULFT now holds the second-largest worldwide sales share (*1) according to All Enterprise Software Market Share (Managed File Transfer Suites Segment), Worldwide, 2016, a report of the survey on the managed file transfer (MFT) (*2) market published by Gartner Inc. Sold and supplied by SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS, HULFT already holds the largest market share in the domestic market (*3) and in the Asian market (*4).

Aspiring to consistently provide domestic and overseas customers with attractive products and services under the HULFT brand, SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS has since its launch in 1993 been working to provide the software with multilingual support, to offer 24/7/365 customer support in English, Chinese and Japanese, to cultivate sales channels in the worldwide market, to establish a partner program and to enhance the product lineup and functions and cultivate markets.

In addition, SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS has set up HULFT business bases in Shanghai in 2011, Beijing in 2015, Singapore in 2015 to cover the ASEAN region, and California in 2016 to expand the HULFT business globally. Today, a total of 189,600 copies are used by 8,700 corporate customers in 43 countries around the world. (*5)

SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS believes that the recent survey results reflect its efforts to improve its products to better address its international customers’ problems and be easier to use.

Gartner Inc. reports in this research that the worldwide MFT market grew at an annual rate of 7.4% in 2016, with sales, or market size, of nearly 873 million dollars, or 94 billion yen. SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS will continue to ensure the safety and reliability of data that flow through the global IT infrastructure and will provide safety and security for the evolving network infrastructure in line with the ever-growing MFT market.

HULFT

(Product details: https://www.hulft.com/en/hulft-mft)
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 189,600 (*5) HULFT licenses in use by 8,700 companies in 43 countries worldwide, spanning a wide range of industries. In addition to sending, receiving and managing file transfer jobs, HULFT also include peripheral functions essential to transferring files, including security and data integration before and after transfer.

 

References and Remarks

*1   Source: Gartner Inc.: Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2016
*2 MFT: file transfer software with a focus on reliability and security with functions suited to file transfer between intra-business and inter-business systems, such as a prohibition on the transfer of any but designated files and recovery in the event of failure in transfer
*3 Source: Fuji Chimera Research Institute, Inc.: New Market of Software Business (2015 Edition) (package and value basis)
*4 Source: IDC, Nov 2015, “Worldwide Managed File Transfer Software Market Shares, 2014: Year of Steady Growth” (#259975)
*5 As of the end of March 2017
 

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- HULFT and all HULFT related products are registered trademarks of SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
- Names of other companies, products and services are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.

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)
Capital: ¥1,367 million
Business activities: Financial systems, Retail service systems and IT solutions, HULFT
Securities code: 9640 (Tokyo Stock Exchange, JASDAQ Standard Market)
Website: http://home.saison.co.jp/english/

Contacts

HULFT Pte.Ltd.
Yasuko Sakurai / Takayuki Gunji, +65-6248-4625
hulft@saison.co.jp
or
SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
Masaaki Takayama, +81-3-3988-5301
info@hulft.com

Contacts

HULFT Pte.Ltd.
Yasuko Sakurai / Takayuki Gunji, +65-6248-4625
hulft@saison.co.jp
or
SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
Masaaki Takayama, +81-3-3988-5301
info@hulft.com