Works Applications and IBM become partners to speed up global development

IBM PureSystems supported version of ERP package “COMPANY” is announced at the IBM Headquarters in Armonk, New York.

Works Applications Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer: Masayuki Makino; hereinafter “WAP”)  is pleased to announce its entry into the global market utilizing PureSystems by International Business Machines Corporation (Headquarters: Armonk, New York, U.S., CEO: Virginia M. Rometty, hereinafter “IBM”) as its platform.

PureSystems supported version of COMPANY has been released for the international market.

WAP has advanced its research development for the international adoption of the ERP package COMPANY, in order to support Japanese companies developing businesses overseas. At this time, IBM’s latest system, PureSystems, has been adopted as the platform to provide the system overseas.

By utilizing its existing partnership with IBM (IBM PartnerWorld), WAP can improve the speed and reduce the cost for Japanese companies developing overseas from the technical and sales promotion aspect.

PureSystems was released in April 2012, and brings together IBM’s accumulated knowledge of hardware, OS and middleware, and software such as management applications.  This system is characterized by its advanced configuration of the optimal combination, and then offering a wide range of open options to meet the individual user’s needs. In this way, the system used in Japan can be easily adopted for overseas use.

By combining COMPANY, PureSystems, and cloud computing based on PureSystems, every component can be optimally integrated. Operations required to construct a platform, which used to take more than a month, have been reduced to a several hours.

Moreover, depending on the level of desired portability of PureSystems, a response which can easily adjust to further business expansion in the overseas market is possible.

Globalization of COMPANY has progressed through the partnership with PureSystem supported version and IBM.

WAP aims at the optimization of information investment efficiency for overseas development by Japanese companies, placing high value on the application of an infrastructure which has excellent scale-ability, portability, and speed.

PureSystems not only meets these needs, but also adds the stable support of internationally established IBM.

WAP will first provide advantage to overseas corporations of Japanese companies by progressively expanding its overseas support sites, as well as releasing COMPANY HCM & Payroll, PureSystems supported version for the overseas market sometime in the summer of 2013.

Stronger Support for Globalization by Japanese Companies 

In consideration of intensified movements in the global community recently, such as the breakdown of borders in global businesses, the rapid increase in M & A due to the appreciation of the yen, the rise of emerging countries, and diversification of human resources, international competitiveness has become a major issue for leading Japanese companies.

COMPANY can provide support to Japanese companies which are entering countries around the world, including Asia, North America, and Europe, by utilizing an ERP package from Japan that provides strategic talent management functions such as training, allocation, and utilization of human resources which are the source of business administration.

“Works Applications Global Launch with IBM” Event and Report 

WAP held the Global Launch Session at the IBM headquarters in New York to mark its debut in the U.S. market.

【Outline of the Session】

・Time    October 1, Monday to October 4, Thursday, 2012

・Location    IBM Learning Center, Armonk, NY, IBM Somers Office

Steve Mills, senior vice president of IBM Software and Systems gave the following comment.

“IBM PureSystems is designed to help reduce the complexity and cost associated with running key pieces of the IT infrastructure by tightly integrating all of the core components needed to run major IT systems, By running on the IBM PureSystem technology, Works Applications customers around the world can now more quickly realize the benefits of Works’ software versus having to devote valuable time and resources to continually recreating the technology foundation.”

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