Works Applications Wins Amazon Web Services "Think Big" AWS Leadership Award

Works Applications recognized at AWS re:Invent 2014 for its outstanding business partnership with Amazon Web Services.

TOKYO – December 16, 2014 – Works Applications, Japan’s largest ERP software provider, today announced it has been named a winner of Amazon Web Service’s “Think Big” AWS Leadership Award, presented at the AWS re:Invent 2014 conference in Las Vegas.

Amazon Web Services awards its AWS Leadership Awards to its partners that embody three philosophies: “Customer Obsession,” “Invent and Simplify,” and “Think Big.” The “Customer Obsession” Award is given to partners who rapidly respond to ever-changing customer needs and demands. The “Invent and Simplify” Award is given to partners who have leveraged cloud computing technology to create new, efficient business models. Finally, the "Think Big" award honors Amazon Web Service business partners who embody the philosophy of devising grand ideas and focusing on long-term business results.

Among the 10,000 global companies which Amazon Web Services partners with, Works Applications was the only Japanese company to be honored with an award, competing against more than 200 Japanese candidates. Other recipients of this year’s “Think Big” AWS Leadership Award include U.S.-based Adobe Systems Inc. and Informatica Corp.

Works Applications was recognized for its innovative, new product AI Works, a cloud-native ERP system which achieves overwhelmingly high speed and usability by applying distributed technology to ERP. Through its innovative technologies, Works Applications is able to continue to help Japanese companies improve business functions and return on investment.

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About Works Applications

Works Applications was founded in 1996. Its ERP software package system, COMPANY is used by more than 7,000 organizations to support their core businesses. Works Applications holds nearly 35 percent market share in Japan, the largest of any ERP provider in that market. The company serves customers in all major industries, including healthcare, education, manufacturing, energy and transportation; customers include 1,000 of the largest Japanese brand name companies and subsidiaries. Works Applications employs 3,000+ people worldwide, with offices in Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, New York, Los Angeles, and Chennai.

AWS re:Invent

About AWS re:Invent

Since 2012, Amazon Web Services has hosted the AWS re:Invent conference as a global-scale learning conference, gathering customers, partners, developers, and technical leaders from the AWS community. This year more than 200 sessions were conducted, ranging from implementation workshops, introduction of business examples, technology sessions for executives and detailed technical contents for various themes from architecture to operation.

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