Fujitsu, AWS to boost digital transformation in finance and retail industries
Using AWS, Fujitsu will develop fully managed services that package everything from cloud infrastructure to services
Japanese company Fujitsu has recently announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate the digital transformation of customers in the financial and retail industries with new services to be built on AWS.
Under the terms of the deal, Fujitsu will deploy these new services for customers in Japan and globally in AWS Marketplace. Fujitsu also said it will additionally leverage AWS Professional Services to help customers develop and operate new systems, as well as modernize their existing systems by using AWS services.
Fujitsu had signed a cooperation agreement with AWS to accelerate digital transformation in the mobility industry in May 2021. This new agreement, focusing on the financial and retail industries will create new offerings that are an integral new part of the Fujitsu Hybrid IT Service, Fujitsu’s cloud service.
Hirohisa Yamaguchi, EVP, vice head of Global Customer Success at Fujitsu said: “We’re excited for this chance to deepen our strategic collaboration with AWS, which allows us to offer ever greater support for our customers in finance and retail as we guide them on their digital transformation journeys with offerings from our Hybrid IT portfolio. This latest step will allow us to accelerate the delivery of cloud services that empower businesses to create new customer experiences based on the technologies and experience Fujitsu has cultivated in the financial and retail industries over the years. We also hope to continue to expand our cooperation in other fields.”
“The collaboration between Fujitsu and AWS goes back to 2012 and we’ve successfully helped customers in Japan and globally to meet their business potential by using the AWS cloud. This agreement is another major step towards supporting business transformation for customers in financial and retail industries, where the intensifying global competition is pushing these customers to provide an even better customer experience for consumers,” said Muneyuki Watanabe, director, head of Partner Alliance, Amazon Web Services Japan.
The collaboration stipulates the development and deployment of fully managed services for the financial and retail industries. Using AWS, Fujitsu will develop fully managed services that package everything from cloud infrastructure to services, centered on its “Finplex” financial solution and “Brainforce” DX support service for the financial and retail industries.
In addition to providing developed services directly to customers, Fujitsu is also expanding its outreach in Japan and international markets by offering new services and applications through AWS Marketplace, with a target of offering 10 new solutions or services in three years.
The Japanese company said it will provide mission critical system development and operation services for customers in the retail or financial services industry, as well as modernization and in-house development of support services for existing systems by using AWS.
Fujitsu also plans to train its systems engineers responsible for the finance and retail industries to add 600 new AWS certified engineers over the next three years in addition to the current number of approximately 280 to strengthen its AWS system development capabilities and to accelerate the delivery of systems that enable customers’ digital transformation.