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Posted Jul 12, 2017 20:17 (GMT +7)


SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS: MFEC (Thailand) Signs HULFT Sales Agent Agreement

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 12, 2017

HULFT Pte. Ltd. (herein, "HULFT Pte") is the Singaporean subsidiary of Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan, CEO: Kazuhiro Uchida; herein, “Saison Information Systems”), the maker of the HULFT managed file transfer (MFT) middleware. MFEC Public Company Limited (Headquarters: Bangkok, Thailand, CEO: Siriwat Vongjarukorn; herein, “MFEC”) is a listed company in Thailand providing enterprise IT solutions. The two companies have concluded a partner contract (*1) whereby MFEC will sell and provide support for HULFT in Thailand.

Background

As a result of intensifying global competition and economic growth in Asia, the number of Japanese companies using the ASEAN region as a production base has been increasing. However, for today’s optimized and global manufacturing, lower human resource costs alone cannot justify relocating production operations. Among global manufacturers, there is growing interest in improving operational efficiency by integrating production and sales operations around the world.

Noticing these trends, Saison Information Systems established HULFT Pte in April 2015 to serve the ASEAN region, within which Thailand is particularly popular as a location for manufacturing operations.

MFEC serves enterprise customers in Thailand across a broad range of sectors including finance, communication, government, educational institutions, energy, and manufacturing. In April 2014, MFEC entered a capital and business alliance with TIS Co., Ltd. of the TIS Intec Group. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan, CEO: Toru Kuwano; herein, “TIS”) to expand their services to Japanese companies operating in Thailand.

With the signing of this agreement, MFEC has become the first company in the ASEAN region to be designated as an official partner in three categories: Sales Partner, Technical Support Partner, and Product Introduction Partner. So far, MFEC is also the first Technical Support Partner serving the Thailand market.

Both companies will aggressively develop new business opportunities in Thailand’s domestic file transfer, data integration and data conversion fields by expanding business, developing sales, and introducing and supporting the HULFT product family. For customers already using HULFT, it will become possible to provide more substantial local support than before. In addition, MFEC will establish a system that can respond consistently from sales to support in both Japanese and Thai languages. MFEC is aiming to obtain over 100 orders during its first year as a partner, including from promising domestic Thai companies.

About MFEC Public Company Limited

Established in 1997, MFEC Public Company Limited (PCL) is Thailand’s largest IT services enterprise. Today, the MFEC Group serves over 700 large enterprise clients in Thailand and overseas across a broad range of industries including banking & finance, healthcare, manufacturing, public sector, and telecommunication. Services offered include strategic consulting and design, systems integration and professional services, and offshore development. The MFEC Group has a workforce of 1,500 across 7 subsidiaries, 80% of which are engineers.

Website: http://www.mfec.co.th/

About TIS Inc.

TIS INTEC Group's TIS Inc. offers a broad range of IT services and solutions including systems integration, data centers, and cloud infrastructure. The company’s global support system focuses on China and the ASEAN region. TIS serves over 3000 companies in various industries such as finance, logistics, manufacturing, public organizations, services, and telecommunications.

Website: http://www.tis.co.jp/

About HULFT

Compatible with an ever-growing range of platforms since its launch in 1993, HULFT is managed file transfer (MFT) middleware equipped with all the functionality enterprises need to share files between business systems. HULFT is a series of file transfer middleware products that has the fourth highest share of the market in terms of worldwide sales (*2), and the leading share of the domestic market in Japan (*3). As of the end of March 2017, there are currently 189,600 HULFT licenses in use by 8,700 companies in 43 countries worldwide, spanning a broad range of industries. In addition to sending, receiving and managing file transfer jobs, HULFT also includes peripheral functions essential to transferring files, including security and integration of data before and after transfer.

Product Details: https://www.hulft.com/en/hulft-mft/

About 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 & CEO)
  • Capital: ¥1,367 million
  • Business Activities: Integration services, consulting, and solutions related to systems for the financial, retail, and manufacturing industries. Packaged software products, including HULFT.
  • Securities code: 9640 (Tokyo Stock Exchange, JASDAQ Standard Market)
  • Website: http://home.saison.co.jp/english/

Trademarks

  • ”HULFT” and its related products are trademarks of Saison Information Systems.
  • Other names of companies, products, and services are trademarks of their respective companies.

References

  1. "HULFT Partner Program (HPP)": the global partner program for the HULFT family of products.
  2. Source: "Worldwide Managed File Transfer Software Market Shares, 2014: Year of Steady Growth" (#259975).
  3. Source: Fuji Chimera Research Institute, Inc. "Software Business New Market 2015" (Package / Amount Base).

View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170711006681/en/

MFEC Inquiries:
MFEC Public Company Limited
Watanabe, Nii / +66-2-821-7888 Ext.5610
MTIS Business Unit
inquiry.jp@mfec.co.th
or
HULFT Media Inquiries:
Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
Akane Toyota / Seiko Yokoi, +81-3-3988-3477
PR/IR Team, Corporate Planning Department
kikaku@saison.co.jp
or
HULFT Product Inquiries:
Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
Masaaki Takayama, +81-3-3988-5301
Marketing Department, HULFT Division
info@hulft.com

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