Infor Japan and Zeal Sign Partner Agreement for Cloud-based BI Platform

July 19, 2019 - 08:36
Infor Japan and Zeal Sign Partner Agreement for Cloud-based BI Platform

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 19 July 2019 - InforJapan K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of Infor, a global leader in business cloudsoftware specialized by industry, announced the signing of a channel partneragreement with Zeal Corporation (Head Office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; CEO:Takahiro Okabe) - Japan's specialist vendor of business intelligence and datawarehouse solution, who will offer Infor's Birstcloud-based BI platform.


Birst is a multi-tenant,cloud-based BI platform designed on the concept of Network BI to enablecompany-wide data analysis. It eliminates the need for redundant datamanagement by connecting the analysis data models managed by various divisionswithin an organization. By incorporating Birst into its industry-specificcloud-based ERP solutions, Infor supports business-wide visibility and smartdecision-making through a user-friendly interface delivering insights,correlations and predictive analysis from integrated data in the cloud.


With over 25 years ofexperience working in BI, Zeal provides advanced services that leverage itsknowledge with the latest artificial intelligence and big data technologies.Zeal's Infor Partner Network Agreement will enable it to offer a one-stopservice for Birst, covering everything from deployment to construction,operation and maintenance. Through this partnership, Zeal will utilize Birst'smulti-tenant support to promote the platform especially for customers who arefacing issues with siloed data analysis.


Comment fromTakahiro Okabe, CEO, Zeal Corporation

"In the past, whenever abusiness intelligence system was rolled out across a company, a large datawarehouse would always be built, with multiple data marts prepared for eachbusiness. No matter how easy the BI tools were to use, there was always abottleneck to construction and operation, so there were always customers whowere unable to fully utilize cross-company data. Infor Birst is a BI productwith groundbreaking functionalities that overturns this accepted norm. In fact,it has been in our sights since it was launched. With this long-awaited,full-scale expansion into Japan, Zeal jumped at the chance to add it to itsofferings."


Zeal has been selling anddeploying Inford/EPM, previously Infor BI, since 2012, and will continueto be a channel partner for this solution as well.


Zeal is a member of the AvantGroup, the innovators in enterprise management productivity.

About Zeal Corporation

With over 25 years ofexperience working in BI, Zeal Corporation provides advanced services thatleverage its knowledge with the latest artificial intelligence and big datatechnologies. It has considerable knowledge and experience deploying a diverserange of business management solutions to help enterprises utilize theirvarious data. From companies working with BI for the first time to companiestaking their analysis to the next level, Zeal provides its customers with solidsupport to improve their information utilization capabilities. Zeal is a fullyowned subsidiary of Avant Corporation, which was listed on the First Section ofthe Tokyo Stock Exchange in March 2018. (Zeal Corporation:

About Infor

Infor is a global leader inbusiness cloud software specialized by industry. With 17,300 employees and over68,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed forprogress. To learn more, please visit

Infor customers include:

  • The top 20 aerospace companies
  • 9 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 14 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcaredelivery networks
  • 19 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
  • 18 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 14 of the top 20 industrialdistributors
  • 13 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 17 of the top 20 global banks
  • 9 of the 10 largest global hotelbrands
  • 7 of the top 10 global luxury brands

About Avant Group

Avant Group provides a rangeof products and services that support chief information and financial officers(CIFOs, combining the roles of CIOs and CFOs) with visibility, usability andoutsourcability of business information. Its mission is to convert businessinformation into blueprints for the future. Structured as a holding company,the Avant Group consists of five companies providing a range of highlyspecialized solutions. Its three main companies are Diva Corporation(consolidated accounting), Zeal Corporation (business intelligence) and FierteCorporation (business outsourcing).