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  FORUM8 has provided the software and technology services which support the designing of civil engineering and construction including structure design since the company foundation, on the basis of the development technology of packaged software. With the development of virtual reality of recent years, FORUM8 products are widely utilized in a whole project, research of traffic and automobile, and information systems. Social request for the technology related to the safety and security is growing much further. FORUM8 is acting with the company mission to bring the safety and security to the society through the software development and service technology.

  Foundation of our growth is the development of creative general-purpose software. So far, we have developed and improved the virtual reality software UC-win/Road and the dynamic non-linear analysis software UC-win/FRAME (3D) as the advanced software ahead of other companies. In 2009, we released Engineer's Studio® and VR-Cloud®, which are supporting our strategic deployment. FORUM8 has provided these products which lead to achievement of BIM/CIM. As for the cloud service, UC-1 for SaaS has been released in 2013, and "3DCADStudio®" and "3D bar arrangement CAD" have been provided for Android. 3DVR Cloud "VR-Cloud®" has been chosen as the cloud contract research from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. We have acquired a lot of patents thanks to it. In addition, we have started High-performance computing on cloud® service with the aim of the utilization of HPC (High Performance Computer) as typified by "K". The laboratory was established in FOCUS (Foundation for Computational Science) next to "K", and our service has been selected as the business for industry use of "K".

  On the other hand, as for the activities to improve the in-house system and to strengthen the organization, many international standards have been introduced such as Quality Management System (QMS), Information Security Management System (ISMS), Business continuity management system (BCMS), and PrivacyMark certification.

In 2016, we acquired Environmental Management System (EMS) and are aiming to improve environment by spreading cloud and improving quality. Self-developed core system supports the development and sales, and we were selected as "Top 100 Aggressive IT SME of Japan Award" by METI in 2015. We also have received "CRM Best Practice Award" and other company awards.

  Product support and service have had a high evaluation, and a lot of people have attended our technical seminars. FORUM8 Publishing has been published some books and this year released the 120th issue of our public relations magazine Up&Coming. At the "11th FORUM8 Design Festival 3Days+Eve" in November 2017, four specialists from the government ministries delivered lectures at the second "Autonomous Driving Conference"

FORUM8 marked the 30 anniversary in May 2017, and we started to provide a TV program "VR Friends" and continue to provide a special edition of the program and "VR Friends 2". As a main event, we held a big 30th anniversary memorial special lecture and party. We compiled the history of our company into a booklet and released "VR Impact" published by "DIAMOND, Inc." to the market.

Under our principles of Up&Coming, Sociality, and Forum Spirit, we all employees continue to unite and act in order to meet the expectations of our customers.

January 2018
Yuji Ito
Representative Corporate Executive Officer, FORUM8 Co., Ltd.



 
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