ERP Software delivers detailed production planning.

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Designed for manufacturing and assembly businesses, glovia.com v9 enables drafting of detailed manufacturing management plans using hourly increments to synchronize demand, planning, manufacturing, and procurement. Connecting multiple sales and production sites that utilize variety of IT systems, software helps visualize and optimize company-wide demand and supply schedules. User interface simplifies operation and protects against input errors.




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Fujitsu Launches Global Sales of glovia.com v9 ERP Solution



Tokyo and El Segundo, CA, Oct. 12, 2006 -- Fujitsu Limited and its subsidiary Glovia International Inc. today announced the availability of glovia.com v9, the latest version of their glovia.com ERP solution for manufacturing and assembly businesses. Sales of the new version have begun in Japan, the US, Europe and Asia.

The new glovia.com v9 offers enhanced functionality based on a variety of insights obtained through first-hand implementation in Fujitsu Group factories in Japan and overseas. It delivers detailed production planning with hourly increments, synchronized production based on customer demand, improved operability, and enhanced visualization and optimization of company-wide supply and demand schedules.

These features are designed to support the global expansion, speed, and agility of customer businesses, contributing to their enhanced competitiveness.

In recent years, against a backdrop of increasing business globalization, accelerating business speed, and proliferating customer needs, there has been an increasing need for manufacturers to respond with speed and flexibility to changes in demand, to match supply with demand in real time, and to optimize demand and supply schedules company-wide, including affiliate operations.

To address these needs, Fujitsu and Glovia International have released glovia.com v9. The new version enables detailed manufacturing management plans to be drafted by using hourly increments to synchronize demand, planning, manufacturing, and the procurement. It also enables multiple sales and production sites, including overseas sites that utilize a variety of IT systems to be connected together, thereby making it possible to visualize and optimize company-wide demand and supply schedules. This delivers enhanced business agility by enabling customers to flexibly synchronize their production with changes in demand, thereby contributing to enhanced agility.

In addition, an improved user interface enables simplified operation, protects against input errors and reduces input time.

In addition to carrying out package ERP solution sales in the US, in order to meet customer needs for short-term delivery, low-cost deployment, and reduced operational management burden, as of October 2, Glovia Services Inc., a subsidiary of Glovia International, has been offering GSINNOVATE, a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for small and mid-sized manufacturers based on glovia.com v9. It is the first SaaS manufacturing management solution to be offered in the US specialized for small and mid-sized manufacturers.

glovia.com has been implemented in approximately 1,200 sites worldwide, and is used in manufacturing management for Fujitsu Group factories in Japan and overseas. In using its own operations as a model, Fujitsu continuously strives to improve glovia.com by incorporating feedback for improvements obtained through daily operation.

Sales Target: 500 sites worldwide by the end of fiscal 2010 (150 sites in Japan)

For more information:
http://www.fujitsu.com/global/services/software/glovia/
http://www.glovia.com/html/

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

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