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    Salient to Expand in Japan

    The business intelligence vendor hired Emori & Co. for the expansion.

    Salient Management Co. has appointed Emori & Co., LTD, a distributor of electronic materials and software based in Fukui City, Japan, as the exclusive Japanese distributor of its visual data mining software solution.

    The announcement was made at an official signing ceremony at Salient’s Horseheads, N.Y. headquarters on March 4. Salient president Guy Amisano and Emori president Kiyotaka Emori signed the agreement in front of key executives from both companies.

    “Most companies in Japan have adapted mission-critical systems, and are now looking for the next level informational system that allows them to visualize data from many sources,” said Emori. “However, existing business intelligence (BI) tools rarely show a good return on investment, and they require heavy involvement of IT resources during the implementation process. On the other hand, customers can start to use Salient regardless of the number of data and users, so we can target a wide range of businesses from large companies to small ones. Salient handles a large amount of data and does it very fast and flexibly; it’s a great tool that will be widely accepted by the Japanese business market. With Salient we can offer our customers a better solution with our outstanding user support.”

    Salient's visual data mining software solution is designed to be used by retailers, distributors, consumer packaged goods manufacturers, healthcare companies and government organizations to improve management efficiency and decision-making. The software enables users to evaluate results, identify outliers and their root causes, and continuously refine managerial decision-making.

    “We have already achieved great success on our own in Japan providing our solution to a major Japanese retail chain,” said Amisano. “Now, Emori can leverage its deep expertise not only in the logistics arena, but also in the discrete and process manufacturing industries, to expand Salient's sales into the manufacturing sector, which is a major target market for our solution.

    Salient president Guy Amisano (left) signs the Japan distribution agreement in the company’s Horseheads, N.Y. office as Emori president Kiyotaka Emori looks on.
     

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