Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Comarch deploys IoT platform for SCSK

Steve Rogerson
February 7, 2019
Polish software services company Comarch has deployed an IoT platform for SCSK, one of the largest system integrators in Japan.
The deal includes IoT device management and monetisation capabilities. Comarch will deliver elements of its IoT ecosystem and related products and services to accelerate SCSK’s IoT business in Japan.
SCSK insisted on obtaining an end-to-end, open IoT platform to facilitate various future use cases in the different market segments addressed by the company. Comarch is going to deploy a number of services as well as its IoT devices, including its IoT enablement platform.
This is a scalable, modular and flexible, device-management platform supporting all major connectivity standards such as wifi, BLE, Thread, RFID, NB-IoT, LoRa and Sigfox. Its main function will be the management of devices enabling asset tracking and other location-based services.
Comarch’s IoT management suite is a set of functionalities to support the overall sales process in the IoT area. It boosts automation from the point of onboarding existing and prospective customers to the final purchase.
“SCSK looks forward to exploring market possibilities offered by the IoT ecosystem, and intends to evaluate possible synergies related to cooperation with Comarch in other product areas,” said Atsushi Watanabe, managing executive officer at SCSK.
The offering is expected to facilitate sales support, design, quoting and the creation of IoT-related service agreements. With the support of Comarch IoT devices, the platform will enable scenarios such as asset tracking, indoor navigation and presence detection.
“This is an important step in expanding Comarch’s presence in Japan,” said Pawel Kleczek, managing director for Comarch in Japan. “Not only have we teamed up with a leading IT technology player there, but the cooperation also pertains to one of the hottest topics on the IT landscape – the enterprise internet of things. The platform will enable SCSK to flexibly develop new applications on top of the provided IoT ecosystem as required.”
SCSK provides a portfolio of services to support IT in any area required for businesses, from system integration to IT infrastructure implementation, IT management, BPO (business process outsourcing), and IT hardware and software sales. In addition, it takes advantage of the capability to support a global IT system network for customers including Sumitomo, aiming to take further strides forward as a global IT services company.
Comarch has more than 25 years’ experience designing, implementing and integrating IT for some of the world’s largest brands, including BP, Deutsche Telekom, Diageo, KPN, Orange, Telefónica, Unilever and Vodafone. It has a specialist telecoms unit providing IT to telecoms operators around the world.