Tokyo – Bosch Corporation, a member of the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services, and NTT DATA Enterprise Application Services Co., Ltd., ("NTT DATA EAS"; Chuo-ku, Tokyo) have announced that they have signed a partnership agreement to jointly propose IoT solutions to the Japanese manufacturing industry.

NTT DATA EAS has over 20 years of experience in the consulting, implementation & rollout, and support & maintenance of ERP solutions for multinational corporations. The two companies will jointly develop and market solutions for Connected Industry applications in Japan based on the expertise and sales network of NTT DATA EAS and the 'Bosch IoT Suite' IoT solution platform developed by Bosch. Bosch's solutions will be provided via the Bosch Group's software and system house, Bosch Software Innovations, which designs, develops, and implements software and IoT solutions.

The conclusion of this partnership will enable Bosch to propose solutions for cost reduction with business process re-engineering that it has developed in its own manufacturing sites to customers also in Japan. NTT DATA EAS will also provide the knowledge and experience of the manufacturing industry to propose this solution. As a first product, the two companies will launch Production Performance Manager (PPM) to Japanese customers. This solution has already been widely applied externally as well as within the Bosch Group. PPM analyzes data from manufacturing equipment and sensors, automatically notifies managers of any abnormalities, and also manages improvement history information. The system enables customers to rapidly implement Industry 4.0 solutions in a faster and more cost-effective manner without having to build their own IT systems.

NTT DATA EAS President Hideyuki Aoki commented on the new shape of manufacturing in Japan: "IoT Solution provided by Bosch has remarkable advantage among other IoT solutions in the market since most of them are still concept based. The reasons of advantages are actual development results in their own manufacturing site, empirical evidence in their effectiveness, and result of highly accumulated knowledge and experience. In addition, we, NTT DATA EAS, has rich experiences in supporting Japanese manufacturing corporations. I strongly believe that this partnership will contribute to productivity and business operation efficiency improvements for Japanese companies".

Bosch Japan President and Representative Director Udo Wolz commented on the partnership: "The monitoring of machines, manufacturing processes, and transport chains plays an important role in realizing Connected Industries. This is where cloud-based software solutions (Platform and Software as a Service, PaaS and SaaS) by Bosch Software Innovations come into the picture. Customers from the manufacturing and logistics sectors benefit from faster and more cost-effective implementation of their projects – without having to build their own IT systems. We are delighted to introduce solutions with proven performance in the Bosch Group to our customers in Japan. In our more than 250 plants worldwide, we've already launched over 150 projects. We intend to propose solutions that we realize through these projects to our Japanese customers."

NTT DATA Enterprise Application Services, Co., Ltd.
For over 20 years, NTT DATA Enterprise Application Services has provided comprehensive IT solutions such as system consulting, implementation & rollout, and support & maintenance for Japanese and foreign capital multinational companies based on our original delivery model of 6 Dimension Global Delivery Model with offshoring. With our basic concept of Global Support with Japanese Hospitality, the way of Japanese standard and hospitable support, NTT DATA Enterprise Application Services has brought a global IT support with global entities in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific as NTT DATA Global Group companies.

Bosch Software Innovations
Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group's software and systems house, designs, develops, and operates innovative software and system solutions that help our customers around the world both in the Internet of Things (IoT) and in the traditional enterprise environment. We place particular focus on the topics of mobility, energy, manufacturing, and building. The Bosch IoT Suite is Bosch Software Innovations' comprehensive toolbox in the Cloud. The software package, which is provided as Platform as a Service (PaaS), allows the interaction of devices, users, companies and partners on a centralized platform. This enables the development of innovative and future-oriented solutions for new business models.

With some 650 associates worldwide, Bosch Software Innovations has locations in Germany (Berlin, Immenstaad, and Stuttgart), Singapore, China (Shanghai), Japan (Tokyo), and the United States (Chicago).

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