NEC Releases Obbligato for SaaS PLM Cloud Services in Thailand

NEC Releases Obbligato for SaaS PLM Cloud Services in Thailand 
Services to be offered from Thailand-based data centers 
Tokyo, Dec 18, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) is
releasing a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) cloud service in Thailand
through its local subsidiary NEC Corporation (Thailand) Ltd. Under the brand
name "Obbligato for SaaS," it offers integrated management of
technical information for products such as design drawings, specifications and
parts lists throughout the product lifecycle for manufacturers. It is the
industry's first PLM cloud service to be offered from data centers in
Thailand. 
A growing number of Japanese manufacturers are establishing operations in
Thailand, which is currently trending toward the local design and development
of new products from the perspective of cultivating Asian markets and the
China-plus-one strategy. This is in addition to the conventional localization
of products designed and developed in Japan. Accordingly, there are rising
needs for PLM solutions that effectively manage the product technical
information that is vital to manufacturers, such as design drawings,
specifications and parts lists, as well as related documents. 
NEC's Obbligato for SaaS defines operational functions for bill of
material (BOM) management, document management and design change data
management as standards, and implements them as services based on expertise
accumulated through the Obbligato series of PLM software, which holds the
largest market share(*1) in Japan after its introduction at upward of 750
corporate customers. This enables users to begin working with the SaaS-type PLM
cloud service quickly and at a low cost, without individual customization. 
After introducing the Obbligato service, corporate design teams can enable use
of PLM systems in only about two weeks. Since they can be quickly updated, PLM
systems are always available in its latest form. Assuming 10 users, startup
costs and five years of operation are nearly 60% lower compared to
independently constructing and operating a PLM system. The Obbligato service is
also offered from data centers in Thailand, which means users can enjoy
stability and response speed comparable with those of the same service in
Japan. 
Going forward, NEC will proactively promote sales of the Obbligato series to
manufacturers throughout the region and all over the world in order to further
bolster its PLM solution business. 
About NEC Corporation 
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) is a leader in the integration of IT and network
technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing
a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's
experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the
complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100
years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses
and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com. 
Contact: 
Seiichiro Toda
NEC Corporation
s-toda@cj.jp.nec.com
+81-3-3798-6511 
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