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Fujitsu Launches Global Sales of v9 ERP Solution

- Enables Hourly-Unit Granularity in Manufacturing Management and Company-Wide Visualization and Optimization of Supply and Demand Plans -

Fujitsu Limited,Glovia International

Tokyo and El Segundo, CA, October 12, 2006

Fujitsu Limited and its subsidiary Glovia International Inc. today announced the availability of v9, the latest version of their ERP solution for manufacturing and assembly businesses. Sales of the new version have begun in Japan, the US, Europe and Asia.

The new 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 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 v9. It is the first SaaS manufacturing management solution to be offered in the US specialized for small and mid-sized manufacturers. 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 by incorporating feedback for improvements obtained through daily operation.

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

About Fujitsu

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. See for further information.

About Glovia International - Glovia International Inc., a

Glovia International Inc., a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6702), is one of the world's most experienced and solidly backed providers of extended ERP solutions for businesses of any size—from small and midsized companies to global enterprises. The powerful and flexible Glovia ERP suite,, provides for the unique needs of engineer-to-order, make-to-order, high volume and mixed-mode manufacturing environments through comprehensive, end-to-end functionality for the entire product lifecycle. Headquartered in El Segundo, California, Glovia has helped manufacturers to cut costs, improve productivity, and meet customer demands for over 30 years. For more information, please visit or call (800) 223-3799.

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Date: 12 October, 2006
City: Tokyo and El Segundo, CA
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