May 18, 2010

Fujitsu Expands Offerings in Manufacturing Sector

ORLANDO, FL - Fujitsu has announced it has expanded its manufacturing market portfolio to offer a broader set of capabilities -- including IT infrastructure and application services -- to help clients in North America reduce operating costs and improve efficiency. Based on the value generation potential for clients of its manufacturing services and solutions, Fujitsu America increased manufacturing sector sales by 41 percent in Q1, 2010, over the previous quarter. In addition, Fujitsu was recently recognized for its leadership on the "2010 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100."

"Fujitsu is pleased to be recognized in the 2010 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, which comes on the heels of record-setting growth in the manufacturing sector. Mid-market organizations that shed resources during the market downturn are looking to rebuild using partners like Fujitsu as a way to gain more agility and reduce time to value. This is not "good old fashioned outsourcing," but rather a new model based on a clear value statement and a structure that turns the partner into an extension of the IT organization. We are excited to be taking this model directly to the mid-market," said Paul Bresnahan, Industry Vice President, Manufacturing at Fujitsu America.

* New Fujitsu datacenter options for manufacturers include cloud computing, managed data center services and hosted offshore solutions based on award-winning Fujitsu PRIMERGY(R) servers, ETERNUS(R) storage and virtualization systems, as well as FlexFrame(R) for SAP(R) dynamic-infrastructure solutions and SAP Business Suite, Platform and Industry solutions.
* A Global Partner of SAP, Fujitsu delivers cost-effective SAP implementation services and hosting solutions for clients in the manufacturing industry, including consumer goods, food and beverage, wholesale distribution and high-tech sectors. Advanced Fujitsu competencies for the SAP Business Suite applications -- including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), ERP Financials, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Human Capital Management (HCM) -- are bolstered by a solid foundation of industry-focused consulting capabilities for manufacturers.
* Fujitsu currently serves more than 1,100 manufacturers throughout North America and has recently won new ERP contracts with AmeriCold, Heathside Food Solutions, Lyons Magnus and Omnicell.
* International Data Corporation (IDC) recently produced a buyer case study outlining a project with a Fujitsu client. Highlighted in the case study was the unique ability demonstrated by Fujitsu to deliver an effective ERP enhancement for a global multinational foods company.
* On May 17, 2010, Fujitsu was named to the "2010 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100," an award the publication issues to supply chain solution and service providers that are assisting their clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for the post-recessionary return to growth.
* See Fujitsu manufacturing solutions in action at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, May 16-19, Orange County Convention Center in booth 101. In addition, Fujitsu will participate in presentations with Omincell, a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, on " Seamless Sales Force Automation at Omnicell with SAP CRM" on Wed. May 19 at 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. EST.