SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Data Integration Streamlines Japanese City’s Healthcare

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 9:30 AM Print This Post

Municipality in Chiba Prefecture adopts HULFT managed file transfer
middleware for secure and reliable handling of citizens’ health data.

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ:9640) (Headquarters: Tokyo,
Japan; President: Kazuhiro Uchida; herein, “Saison Information Systems”)
is the maker of HULFT, middleware for managed file transfer (MFT).
Kashiwa City located in Chiba, a prefecture bordering on the east side
Tokyo, Japan, will adopt HULFT for implanting a point card system to
enhance civic health services as part of their “Kashiwa-no-ha Smart
City” initiatives.

About Kashiwa City’s Health Promotion Initiatives

The municipal government of Chiba Prefecture’s Kashiwa City is embarking
on implementing a set of “Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City” initiatives as part
of its ongoing town planning. The aim is to further promote longevity
and help all generations to live safer and healthier lives.

A “Health Points System” will be implemented to encourage healthier
lifestyle habits by letting its citizens earn points. This is part of
the various activities being promoted throughout Japan by the national
government to encourage citizens to take better care of their health,
thereby reducing overall medical expenses.

Implementation of the “Health Points System”

MEDICA Cloud Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Ichiro Miyagawa;
herein, “MEDICA Cloud”), develops and provides IT solutions for
hospitals and clinics. The company is supporting Kashiwa City’s
initiatives by providing the signage stations called Sukoyaka Links that
track the physical activity of citizens such as how far they walked each
day. Based on this data, citizens can earn points which can be exchanged
for shopping certificates.

MEDICA Cloud has set up signage stations in the city’s major shopping
center, LaLaport KASHIWANOHA . These provide residents with health
support services. Residents can get information on their health points
and obtain shopping certificates without needing to use their own
smartphones or PCs.


Saison Information Systems’ HULFT managed file transfer (MFT) middleware
was used to transfer the residents’ activity data between the point card
system and the signage terminals collecting the data from the activity

Since the data was personal information, protection of the residents’
privacy was the top priority. HULFT enabled the systems of the various
organizations involved in the initiatives to be integrated efficiently
while maximizing security and reliability.


Compatible with an ever-growing range of platforms since its launch in
1993, HULFT is managed file transfer (MFT) middleware equipped with all
the functionality enterprises need to share files between business
systems. As of the end of March 2017, there are currently 189,600 HULFT
licenses in use by 8,700 companies in 43 countries worldwide, spanning a
broad range of industries. In addition to sending, receiving and
managing file transfer jobs, HULFT also includes peripheral functions
essential to transferring files, including security and integration of
data before and after transfer.

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About MEDICA Cloud Inc.

MEDICA Cloud develops and offers IT solutions for hospitals and clinics
wishing to encourage patients to participate in their medical care. The
company also provides systems to support “health point” system that
enables users to record time and activity with a meter device.


About Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.

  • Headquarters: Sunshine 60 (21F), 3-1-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku,
    Tokyo 170-6021, Japan
  • Established: September 1st 1970
  • President: Kazuhiro Uchida (President)
  • Website:


  • ”HULFT” and “HULFT” related product names are registered trademarks or
    trademarks of Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
  • Other names of companies, products, and services are trademarks of
    their respective companies.


HULFT Media Inquiries
Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
Toyota / Seiko Yokoi, +81-3-3988-3477
Corporate Planning Department
[email protected]
Product Inquiries

Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
Horino, +81-3-3988-5301
HULFT Division
[email protected]


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