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CTC Commences Offer of BI Solution Using Tableau Software's Products

Starting small at low prices

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Satoshi Kikuchi, President & CEO; hereinafter "CTC") has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with Tableau Software (headquartered in Seattle, Washington; Christian Chabot, CEO; hereinafter "Tableau") and today commences the offer of a BI solution using Tableau 8.0, the latest version of Tableau's main BI tool. Tableau Japan K.K. (headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Shun Hamada, President; hereinafter "Tableau Japan") is marketing the product and providing technical support.

About Tableau's BI tools

Since its foundation in 2003, Tableau has specialized in visual analysis under the BI environment, and has created a unique market. Tableau's BI software is designed to enable everyone in all relevant divisions, including those at management level, to analyze data intuitively, conveniently, quickly, arbitrarily and effectively without having to wait for support from the IT-related division. The introduction of the software is spreading rapidly throughout more than 13,500 government agencies, educational institutes such as universities, cutting-edge companies, large businesses and SOHO companies worldwide, irrespective of differences in industry, business type and size.

Released on May 28, Tableau 8.0 is Tableau's latest BI tool, which has been completed after feedback from more than 4000 customers who participated in the testing of its beta version. It has the following characteristics.

  • Excellent data visualization, which allows profound insights to be obtained from all data without requiring sophisticated skills.
  • High processing speed before visualization.
  • Its introduction or development does not require a specialized engineer.
  • A desktop application version can be introduced for one or more users and a single computer. It can also be expanded to a server version depending on the status of its use. It can be started small and can be developed in accordance with the return on investment, effectively controlling initial introduction costs, maintenance costs and other IT-related investments.

About the big data business of CTC

In 1994, CTC established an organization specializing in business analytics. CTC has provided a one-stop service for large-scale systems based on business intelligence (BI), data warehouse and many other analytics solutions. The service covers everything from development to maintenance support. CTC has introduced numerous systems to many different business categories such as distribution, information communications, manufacture and finance. It has also developed and offered services and solutions related to big data. For example, BD-Navi systematizes the service to support the utilization of big data.

About CTC's BI solution using Tableau products

Among others, the solution offers the following services in a one-stop manner: introduction support using Tableau products for the creation of reports on data requirement analysis etc., post-introduction training on the operation and use of the solution, and system verification and maintenance support with combinations such as data warehouses and the Hadoop system.
CTC also supports the introduction of an entire system in expanding a desktop application version that has been introduced for a single user and a single computer to a server version.
CTC comprehensively supports the introduction of Tableau 8.0-based BI. Tableau Japan offers technical support for Tableau 8.0 and also helps train users. Available as a desktop application version, it is priced at 250 thousand yen or more with a single-user configuration.

CTC and Tableau will strengthen their cooperation in the services related to big data in an effort to address the many different needs of customers and to enhance the capacities for the development of solutions and the provision of services aimed at enhancing value for corporate customers through the accumulation and use of a large amount of data.

About Tableau

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) rapidly visualizes and analyzes data and makes information sharing possible to enable Tableau's corporate mission to be achieved, namely helping people to see and understand their data. More than 13,500 users worldwide have already downloaded Tableau, and have rapidly seen good outcomes within their offices and outside. Tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data and blogs on their websites. Why not download a free trial version of Tableau Software and experience visual analysis that is quick, easy and accessible to everyone?

Click here to download a free trial version:

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ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
PR & IR Dept.

E-Mail : press@ctc-g.co.jp

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