Works Applications Wins “IBM 2019 Excellence Award” for Innovative and Outstanding Business Partner

IBM Registered Business Partner.pngWorks Applications Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer: Masayuki Makino; hereinafter “WAP”) today announced WAP was named as the winner of “IBM 2019 Excellence Award - Embed Innovation” in the “Hybrid Cloud, Data & AI Embed Innovation” category. This award is the global recognition as a business partner who delivers innovative and outstanding performance.

“IBM 2019 Excellence Awards - Embed Innovation” recognize innovative companies that promote business reforms of customers by excellent use of hybrid cloud and other technologies to ensure growth. 


Reasons for recognition

WAP has won the award for the following reasons.

Works Applications is a major ISV in the Japanese market and their ERP solution, COMPANY, is a widely used solution. They leverage IBM Technologies in their solution for a long term. 

image3.pngWAP employs a sophisticated business model embedding WebSphere Application Server and Db2 to its ERP solutions to accelerate iterations of development. This allows the company to provide flexible general-purpose packaged services successfully to meet the needs of the changing market and customers. WAP is an excellent business partner who has demonstrated innovation and creativity.

Shown in the picture with the WAP representative are Mr. David Lapp, Vice President of Marketing for IBM Cloud Platform (right), Mr. Edward Bottini, Ecosystem Director for IBM Cloud Platform (2nd from the right), and Mr. Koji Nishi, Executive of Next Generation Channel / IBM Cloud Channel Partner & Strategic Alliance, IBM Japan (left). This is a scene from the award ceremony during “Think 2019,” a conference held in San Francisco.

“Works Applications has partnered with IBM over the years and run a strong business as a leader in ERP solutions for large enterprises,” says Ms. Miho Miura, Vice President of Global Business Partner and Strategic Alliance for IBM Japan, Ltd. “This award honors WAP’s outstanding achievements and recognizes their excellent business approaches that make them deserve to be a role model. We hope to continue our strong relationship with WAP as a trusted business partner and support expansion of their business as well as contribute to the business reforms of their customers.”

Works Applications is committed to continue our effort to promote innovative and organic partnership with various business partners and solve challenges in customers’ IT systems and operational reforms. This way we can help digital transformation, which will in turn promote common benefits to all the stakeholders including our valued customers.


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