TOKYO, May 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, and 100% owned IIJ subsidiary IIJ Global Solutions Inc. — provider of WAN services for corporate clients — today announced the release of the new Business Application Service Suite, a suite of cloud-based applications that support mission-critical operations, as part of its effort to develop services for the business application market. The first service will be launched in June 2012 with the release of G-BASS "ERP" — a cloud-based service that provides support for mission-critical operations and can be used in any country worldwide. (*1) (*2)
G-BASS "ERP" combines IIJ's cloud service IIJ GIO infrastructure and RORY CONSULTING's ERP package, ReCent, which provides accounting, order processing, inventory, fixed-asset management, and other functions through individual modules. ReCent has already been widely adopted in Japan, and compared with systems constructed using the traditional SI model, ReCent delivers an optimized ERP system suited to the client's environment quickly and inexpensively. With this service, clients can optimize business processes at overseas branches and affiliated companies, quickly implement integrated group accounting, and achieve a lower TCO.
Below is a list of feature highlights.
The service supports mission-critical operations with the global IIJ GIO cloud service providing the infrastructure. Since its release in 2009, IIJ GIO has been adopted by more than 600 blue-chip clients, primarily governmental and large enterprises, and the highly reliable system infrastructure and high-quality service operation backed by this experience provide a safe and secure platform for even the most vital mission-critical application services.
ReCent is an ERP package developed using open-source ERP, which has been implemented at more than 1,000 enterprises globally, and provides accounting, order processing, inventory, and fixed-asset management functions. It is compatible with Japanese, English, Chinese, and other languages, multiple currencies, and can be easily customized to comply with the accounting standards used in other countries, which makes it ideal for use in overseas offices. It can also be integrated with existing on-premise ERP systems, enabling the tracking of a global business, rapid creation and implementation of business strategies, implementation of internal controls, and much more.
Unlike with the SI model of implementation, there is no need to coordinate or manage all the different vendors of applications, middle-ware, hardware, and other components, which enables a quick service release. In addition, based on the more than 20 years of experience in building ERP systems, the necessary ReCent functions have been optimized and can be used with a minimum of customization of ledgers and administrative screens. With the standard accounting module, a service can be started within one to two months after confirming the system requirements.
Combining the years of experience in ERP implementation of RORY CONSULTING consultants and the expertise in global projects of IIJ Global engineers, we can optimize the client's business processes and systems to support the smooth implementation of services. The system can be easily customized and its functions expanded through add-ons, making it possible to implement optimized application services specifically designed for the client's business processes.
Because the cloud service is already configured with the software, system infrastructure, and operation services to meet most clients' needs, there is no need for the large initial investment required in traditional ERP system construction. Starting at JPY 220,000 per month for five accounts, new users can be added freely with a corresponding increase in the monthly fee, making it possible to scale the service as the client's business grows.
IIJ Global has been providing IT infrastructure services, primarily global network services, to support the global expansion of our clients. With the introduction of this new ERP cloud service, we can provide the entire gamut of services, from IT infrastructure to business applications, allowing us to accelerate our client's global business. We plan to expand the business application service suite with features like sales force automation tools.
(*1) G-BASS: Global Business Application Service Suite
(*2) ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning. A method/concept for the integrated management of management resources for an entire organization, rather than just within each division.
(*3) Initial and add-on fees are excluded.
(*4) Prices shown do not include tax.
About IIJ Global
IIJ Global Solutions Inc. (IIJ Global) was established in September 2010 as an IIJ Group company by acquisition of AT&T Japan's local Network Outsourcing service business. IIJ Global provides WAN Connectivity Services and Total Network Outsourcing Services from designing to building and managing corporate networks for enterprises. Not only limited to domestic but also offers Global network services. For more information about IIJ-Global, visit the IIJ-Global Website at http://www.iijglobal.co.jp/en/.
Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI) (Tokyo Stock Exchange TSE1:3774) is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group of companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. The company's services include high-quality systems integration and cloud computing/data center services, security services, Internet access, and content distribution. Moreover, the company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan, and between Japan and the United States. IIJ was listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ Web site at http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/.
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The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
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