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. After FEMLEEG, Geo Engineer's Studio, and Shade3D
were added to FORUM8 product portfolio through M&A, we have
expanded our 3D VR CG business and have been providing
products and solutions optimized for 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 2019, we released Suite Series Accounting software (Construction Accounting /
Corporate Accounting / Payroll), Data Eraser Suite, Suite Chidori Engine,
and VR-NEXT® for multi-platform.
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. In December 2019, FORUM8 is awarded The 8th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards METI Minister's Award for Connection acceleration among various technologies and industries by UC-win/Road open data cooperation. We also made signiﬁcant progress in changing the way of we work as we were certiﬁed as an "Eruboshi" company that promotes women's participation and advancement in the workplace, and also received "The 2018 Health & Productivity Management Enterprises Certiﬁcation" in the large-scale corporation division.
Product support and service have had a high evaluation, and
a lot of people have attended our technical seminars. FORUM8 released the 128th issue of our public relations magazine Up&Coming. At the "13th FORUM8 Design Festival 3Days+Eve" in November 2019, specialists from 4 government ministries delivered lectures in front of a large audience at the 4th "Autonomous Driving Conference."
We celebrated the 30th anniversary in May 2017 and organized several celebratory projects while making further achievements. We sponsored our own TV program and published a book named "VR Impact" (Diamond Inc.). We also compiled a company history booklet and held a special lecture and party in celebration of the company's 30th anniversary. We appreciate all our users for the support you have given us.
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.
Representative Corporate Executive Officer, FORUM8 Co., Ltd.