Toshiba Industrial ICT Solutions Signs Distribution Agreement with Hansen Technologies
June 30, 2015 – Hansen Technologies Limited (ASX: HSN) today announced that Toshiba Industrial ICT Solutions has extended their existing agreement with Hansen to include the distribution of Hansen’s Peaceplus customer management and billing solution into the Japanese retail market.
Under the terms of the agreement, Toshiba will partner with Hansen to distribute, implement and support the Peaceplus solution for companies in the deregulated Japanese energy market, which opens in April 2016. As a long term distributor of Hansen’s Network Billing solutions in Japan Toshiba will now capitalise on the rapid implementation of best-of-breed business practices that Peaceplus has evolved and refined by servicing the needs of diverse deregulated markets across the world.
“For more than 10 years Hansen and Toshiba have worked together to address the advanced requirements of our Japanese customers,” said Andrew Hansen, CEO of Hansen Technologies. “With this new agreement, we bring a proven packaged solution to the deregulating Japanese market, through a time-tested and successful partnership.”
Hansen’s Peaceplus is a comprehensive and highly scalable end-to-end CIS for utilities, retailers, and network companies. The solution offers extensive functionality that has been proven over 20 years in some of the most challenging deregulated energy markets in the world. It includes all functions required for retailing energy as well as highly configurable features that allow its customers to adapt the system to their unique needs.
“Deregulation in the Japanese energy market poses many technical challenges for billing and customer care systems,” says Okada Shunsuke, Vice President, Manufacturing, Industrial and Social Infrastructure Solutions Division. “We chose Peaceplus because it is a proven and robust system that is perfectly suited for this environment. Together with Hansen, we are confident that we can satisfy the needs of all companies looking to participate in the deregulated Japanese market.”