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The SaaS Source: April 2024

This month’s look at the software-as-a-service (SaaS) industry in Japan features leading companies making appearances at major trade shows and delivering talks.

Lazuli to Reveal AI Platform at Major Retail Event for the APAC Region

According to an April 17 press release published on WSPA.com, the tech startup Lazuli, Inc. will be demonstrating its automated product data management platform at NRF APAC 2024 (Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific). The platform, Lazuli PDP (Product Data Platform), aims to streamline the way that retailers and manufacturers manage and automate product data, making use of advanced AI and machine learning technologies to enhance data accuracy and speed, and improve the customer experience through enriched product data. As Seigen Hagiwara, CEO and CTO of Lazuli said: “Our participation in NRF APAC 2024 marks a significant milestone for Lazuli as we introduce our innovative solutions to the Asia–Pacific market. We are excited to demonstrate how Lazuli PDP can transform the retail landscape by making essential product data easily accessible and actionable.” NRF APAC 2024, organized by Comexposium and the National Retail Federation, will be held in Singapore from June 11 to 13.

Telephone AI Service Exhibits at Japan IT Week

IVRy, an automatic telephone platform, will be showing at Japan IT Week, an April 22 press release published on JIJI.com revealed (in Japanese). The platform is specifically geared for Japanese SMEs, and as of March 2024, has created 12,000 accounts and received more than 15 million calls. The service provides users with a wide range of features that support front office operations, such as AI automatic response, SMS replies, call forwarding, app forwarding, and customer relationship management. It has been used by companies in 80 industries, including health care, advertising, IT, hospitality, real estate, insurance, and retail.

Inventory Management Service Provider Shows at Big Sight

Kanematsu Corporation, a provider of inventory management, store, and e-commerce management solutions, is also exhibiting at Japan IT Week, as a April 2 press release published on BIGLOBE News reported (in Japanese). In addition to providing SaaS solutions, Kanematsu advises in starting and scaling businesses, including marketability and business feasibility studies, business plan creation, and organizational structure construction, as well as project management. The 33rd Japan IT Week is held at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward, from April 24 to April 26.

TIS Exhibited and Delivered Talk at Oracle Cloud World Tour Tokyo

TIS Co., Ltd., a company that specializes in data-based business management, took part in Oracle Cloud World Tour Tokyo. An April 8 press release published on Dream News explained that the theme of the company’s lecture and exhibition booth was “Achieving Data-Driven Management” with Oracle Cloud technology and ACTIONARISE, TIS’s business management solutions group (in Japanese). The company’s lecture focused on using Oracle’s SaaS-based enterprise resource planning capabilities and shared case studies that demonstrated how it helps businesses grow and strengthen their competitiveness. Held on April 18 at the Prince Park Tower Tokyo, Oracle Cloud World Tokyo was organized by Oracle America, Inc.

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