The SCSK Corporation, one of the largest system integrators in Japan, has chosen Comarch as a partner to enrich its portfolio with IoT device management and monetization capabilities. Comarch will deliver elements of its IoT ecosystem offer, and related solutions, in order to accelerate SCSK’s Internet of Things’ business in Japan.
SCSK insisted on obtaining an end-to-end, open IoT platform to facilitate a variety of future use cases in the different market segments addressed by the company. Comarch is going to deploy a number of solutions as well as its IoT devices, including:
Comarch IoT Enablement Platform – a scalable, modular and flexible, device-management platform supporting all major connectivity standards (Wifi, BLE, Thread, RFID, NB-IoT, LoRa and Sigfox). The solution’s main function will be the management of devices enabling asset tracking and other location-based services (LBS) – Comarch IoT Hub, Comarch Beacon, and Comarch NB-IoT Button.
Comarch IoT Solution Management – set of functionalities to support the overall sales process in the IoT area. The solution boosts automation from the point of onboarding existing and prospective customers to the final purchase.
“SCSK looks forward to exploring market possibilities offered by the IoT ecosystem, and intends to evaluate possible synergies related to cooperation with Comarch in other product areas”, says Atsushi Watanabe, Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of the Distribution and Media Systems Business Group at SCSK Corporation.
The solution is expected to facilitate sales support, design, quoting, and the creation of IoT-related service agreements. With the support of Comarch IoT devices, the platform will enable scenarios such as asset tracking, indoor navigation and presence detection.
The project commenced in October 2018.
“This is an important step in expanding Comarch’s presence in Japan. Not only have we teamed up with a leading IT technology player there, but the cooperation also pertains to one of the hottest topics on the IT landscape – the enterprise Internet of Things”, says Pawel Kleczek, Managing Director at Comarch Japan. “The platform will enable SCSK to flexibly develop new applications on top of the provided IoT ecosystem as required.”