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Infragistics and Fujitsu Announce Global Partnership in System Development



Fujitsu to utilize Infragistics Ultimate's native and hybrid UI controls to deliver solutions with outstanding usability

TOKYO, Apr 21, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Infragistics, Inc. and Fujitsu Limited today announced that they have reached a comprehensive basic agreement on the use of Infragistics Ultimate, Infragistics' UI development tools and components. Using Infragistics Ultimate, the two companies aim to provide throughout the world jointly developed solutions with exceptional usability.

With this agreement, all Fujitsu Group companies around the world will use the advanced technology provided by Infragistics Ultimate to quickly and effectively develop and deliver solutions that offer a superior user experience.

At its worldwide locations, Infragistics will put in place a support system for Fujitsu Group companies to help the Fujitsu Group develop solutions using Infragistics Ultimate. While raising Infragistics' profile in Japan, these moves will help the company accelerate utilization of its component.

Background

For enterprise systems, usability in the form of easy-to-understand screens and user-friendly operations has a significant impact on many aspects of a company's activities, such as productivity and the ability to attract customers. At the same time, in light of such trends as the globalization of company operations, a shortening of business cycles, and the widespread use of smart devices, there is a need for systems development technology that supports a variety of devices and enables the quick development of interfaces with superior usability that meet the various requirements of customers.

About Infragistics Ultimate

Infragistics Ultimate, Infragistics' flagship product, is a comprehensive UI development toolset for a wide range of both native and hybrid platforms, including Microsoft desktop, Web, and mobile platforms. It boasts the largest market share worldwide in this category(1), as determined by analyst firm IDC.

Infragistics Ultimate - including more than 50 types of advanced jQuery/HTML5 tools and components - is fully-featured for the largest enterprise. Using the tools found in this control suite, such as ribbon menus and schedule displays, touch-enabled UI components that support each mobile platform, and high-performance grids and charts, it is possible to efficiently build user interfaces with a superior user experience.

Overview of the Partnership

This agreement enables all Fujitsu Group engineers worldwide to use Infragistics Ultimate, to quickly and efficiently build solutions that ensure a high level of customer satisfaction. At its worldwide locations, Infragistics will put in place a support system for the Fujitsu Group to help Fujitsu engineers worldwide get the full use out of Infragistics Ultimate and the latest tools and components that are constantly being added to it.

By bringing together the Fujitsu Group's expertise in a variety of industries and enterprise operations with Infragistics' superior developer controls, the two companies believe they can provide solutions that meet an even greater array of market needs on a timely basis.

Fujitsu is already working on integrating Infragistics Ultimate into its own application framework, Fujitsu Software INTARFRM.

Future Developments and Objectives

The two companies will cooperate in promoting the use of Infragistics Ultimate at Fujitsu Group companies around the world. They aim to use Infragistics Ultimate in 200 projects in fiscal 2015 and for a cumulative total of 1,000 projects over the three years through the end of fiscal 2017, in order to deliver solutions with a superior user experience worldwide.

Comment from Dean Guida, President and CEO, Infragistics, Inc.

"With this agreement, the value that Infragistics brings to user interfaces will be applied to Fujitsu's various solutions. Additionally, Infragistics will receive industry feedback from Fujitsu about our product development processes, and through that feedback, will be able to provide even better products and features to the market going forward."

Comment from Akira Endo, SVP, Fujitsu Limited

"In the coming IoT era, in order to visualize large volumes of data in an easy-to-understand way and immediately put them to use, it will be vitally important to have user interfaces that offer superior usability. By using the development support components for which Infragistics constantly provides updated UI tools and components based on the latest technologies, Fujitsu will provide value-added solutions offering superior usability to quickly and flexibly meet customer needs."

(1) The largest market share worldwide

According to the results of a market survey by IDC for 2011-2012.

About Infragistics

A worldwide leader in user experience, Infragistics helps developers build amazing applications. More than a million developers trust Infragistics for enterprise-ready user interface toolsets that deliver high-performance applications for Web, Windows and mobile applications. The company also provides design tools for rapid, interactive prototyping. Fortune 500 companies increasingly rely on Infragistics apps, including SharePlus, the universal mobile interface for SharePoint, and ReportPlus, the first self-service dashboard and reporting app, to enhance productivity of business users on the go. Along with leading-edge software, Infragistics offers expert user experience services and award-winning support. For additional information, visit www.infragistics.com, or in Japan, visit http://jp.infragistics.com/.

About Fujitsu Ltd

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

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