Infor Japan and Zeal Sign Partner Agreement for Cloud-based BI Platform

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TOKYO, JAPAN – Media OutReach – 19 July 2019 – Infor Japan K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced the signing of a channel partner agreement with Zeal Corporation (Head Office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Takahiro Okabe) – Japan’s specialist vendor of business intelligence and data warehouse solution, who will offer Infor’s Birst cloud-based BI platform.

Birst is a multi-tenant, cloud-based BI platform designed on the concept of Network BI to enable company-wide data analysis. It eliminates the need for redundant data management by connecting the analysis data models managed by various divisions within an organization. By incorporating Birst into its industry-specific cloud-based ERP solutions, Infor supports business-wide visibility and smart decision-making through a user-friendly interface delivering insights, correlations and predictive analysis from integrated data in the cloud.

With over 25 years of experience working in BI, Zeal provides advanced services that leverage its knowledge with the latest artificial intelligence and big data technologies. Zeal’s Infor Partner Network Agreement will enable it to offer a one-stop service for Birst, covering everything from deployment to construction, operation and maintenance. Through this partnership, Zeal will utilize Birst’s multi-tenant support to promote the platform especially for customers who are facing issues with siloed data analysis.

Comment from Takahiro Okabe, CEO, Zeal Corporation

“In the past, whenever a business intelligence system was rolled out across a company, a large data warehouse would always be built, with multiple data marts prepared for each business. No matter how easy the BI tools were to use, there was always a bottleneck to construction and operation, so there were always customers who were unable to fully utilize cross-company data. Infor Birst is a BI product with groundbreaking functionalities that overturns this accepted norm. In fact, it has been in our sights since it was launched. With this long-awaited, full-scale expansion into Japan, Zeal jumped at the chance to add it to its offerings.”

Zeal has been selling and deploying Infor d/EPM, previously Infor BI, since 2012, and will continue to be a channel partner for this solution as well.

Zeal is a member of the Avant Group, the innovators in enterprise management productivity.

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