EXTON, PA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- ThingWorx announced that it has formalized a multi-faceted partnership agreement with Nippon SystemWare Co., Ltd. (NSW), a leading supplier of information systems and product solutions, covering ThingWorx-based M2M solutions for Japan. Under this agreement, NSW will deliver "Powered by ThingWorx" SaaS-based solutions initially targeted at the vehicle telematics, energy management, and smart building markets. In addition, NSW will supplement ThingWorx in Japan by providing local support and services for ThingWorx customers that build and deploy applications across the complete machine-to-machine (M2M) and connected world spectrum, including smart agriculture, smart cities, connected products, and connected industries.
This valued partnership will help expand ThingWorx-based M2M and Internet of Things solutions in Japan, allowing organizations to derive more value from the data, services, and events of smart connected sensors, devices, and machines. Industry leading companies estimate that the number of Internet-connected devices will reach 50 billion by 2020, creating an opportunity to realize a step change in efficiency across virtually all markets. The partnership between ThingWorx and NSW will rapidly increase the rate at which new, innovative M2M solutions can be deployed in Japan, helping transform companies into connected businesses.
According to Mr. Naoyuki Iigo, Executive Corporate Officer and Vice President, IT Solutions Group at NSW, "After a detailed evaluation of the M2M platform market, we concluded that ThingWorx offers the only modern and complete platform that can enable NSW to rapidly deploy innovative M2M solutions for our customers. Additionally, because it is broadly horizontal and extensible, NSW can deliver optimized solutions across numerous industry verticals, including all of the target markets of NSW."
"ThingWorx is pleased to partner with NSW, a well-respected and leading company providing IT and product solutions in Japan. NSW's ability to deliver and support ThingWorx-based M2M solutions in Japan is a key step in our strategy to expand ThingWorx into a global company," said John Richardson, COO and co-founder of ThingWorx. "We expect this announcement with NSW to be the first step in a series of significant milestones in our global expansion."
Nippon SystemWare Co., Ltd. (NSW) is a $249 million, 1650-person systems integrator and data center company, based in the heart of Tokyo's "Bit Valley" high-technology area. NSW provides IT services to Japan's leading retailers, manufacturers, and financial institutions, including 70% of the Nikkei 100. NSW's BlueSpider cloud service offers CRM, WMS/SCM, IT, and eCommerce solutions to large retailers, manufacturers, and credit card companies. With the announcement of its partnership with ThingWorx, NSW is launching a range of M2M services. The company will soon be announcing customer agreements for cutting-edge M2M application development and hosting.
ThingWorx provides the "first platform designed to efficiently build and run the applications of today's connected world." ThingWorx's model-based design and search-based intelligence reduces application development efforts by 10X, minimizing cost, risk, and time to market. The ThingWorx platform combines the key functionality of Web 2.0, search, and social collaboration, and applies it to the world of "things," including connected products, machines, sensors, and industrial equipment. Businesses use the ThingWorx platform to rapidly deliver innovative applications and connected solutions across markets ranging from manufacturing, energy, and food to M2M remote monitoring and service, as well as in emerging Internet of Things applications, including smart cities, smart grid, agriculture, and transportation. For more information, please visit our blog or follow us on Twitter.