transcosmos Forms Alliance with SECOM Trust Systems to Enhance Back-Office Services
Strengthens document storage service along with relaxed electronic storage requirements
March 22, 2017
transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda; TSE First Section: 9715; hereafter, transcosmos) launches new service, partnering with SECOM Trust Systems Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President: Keiji Hayashi; hereafter, SECOM Trust Systems), with an aim to improve document storage service, one of its back-office services that optimize businesses’ various indirect tasks.
Along with the relaxed electronic storage requirements, following the Electronic Books Maintenance Act of 2015 (*1), it is expected that businesses will further drive their initiative to use electronic documents in their business operations. transcosmos currently provides end-to-end service which optimizes businesses’ indirect tasks, ranging from collecting, receiving and scanning documents to entering and storing the data as one of its back-office services. Now, to enhance its service capabilities to satisfy the requirements of e-Document Law (*2), namely, “visual readability”, “integrity”, “confidentiality” and “searchability”, transcosmos partners with SECOM Trust Systems and capitalizes on “SECOM ANSHIN ECO BUNSHO Service (SECOM Secure Eco Document Service)” (*3). The service provides electronic certificate for accreditation of specified certification business and time stamp service which complies with the international standard, in order to fully meet the requirements of e-Document Law and to ensure legal admissibility of electronic evidence.
Combining transcosmos’s back-office services that pursue an operational excellence with “SECOM ANSHIN ECO BUNSHO Service”, provided by SECOM Trust Systems, the service allows businesses to improve business processing, optimize operations, cut storage cost, as well as to reduce the risk of losing information during a disaster.
“I am excited with this partnership,” Hirotoshi Maeda, Executive Director at SECOM Trust Systems Co., Ltd. said. “I hear that many transcosmos’ customers have been requesting the company to offer “scanned data storage service” as one of its back-office services. Now, as electronic storage requirements on “scanned receipts” has been eased following the enforcement of Electronic Books Maintenance Act of 2015, transcosmos, who seeks to “accelerate the efforts to strengthen document storage service”, and SECOM Trust Systems, a company striving to attract broader customers to “SECOM ANSHIN ECO BUNSHO Service”, a service which has been supporting businesses to digitalize paper-based document using the electronic certificate, have formed a partnership to achieve the common goal. SECOM Trust Systems, with transcosmos, aims to win larger share in the electronic document market.”
*1 Electronic Books Maintenance Act of 2015
The Electronic Books Maintenance Act, established in July, 1998, permits the storage of all or part of national tax-related books and documents using electronic media. In 2015 amendment, by the Finance Ministry ordinance, the ordinance for enforcement of the Act has been revised to ease requirements on scanner storage.
*2 e-Document Law
e-Document Law, officially “Act on Use of Information and Communication Technology in the Course of Retaining, etc. Documents Conducted by Private Entities, etc.”, came into effect in April, 2015. The Act permits the storage using electronic media that previously required paper-based storage.
*3 “SECOM ANSHIN ECO BUNSHO Service (SECOM Secure Eco Document Service)”
The service achieves both time and cost saving in operational processes by digitalizing paper-based documents. With a record of successful implementations, the service is highly reliable and delivers electronic certificate for accreditation of specified certification business and “time stamp service which complies with international standard” at affordable price.
* transcosmos is a trademark or registered trademark of transcosmos inc. in Japan and other countries.
* Other company names and product or service names used here are trademarks or registered trademarks of respective companies.
About transcosmos inc.
transcosmos launched its operations in 1966. Since then, we have combined superior “people” with up-to-date “technology” to enhance the competitive strength of our clients by providing them with superior and valuable services. transcosmos currently offers services that support clients’ business processes focusing on both sales expansion and cost reduction through our 171 locations across 31 countries with a focus in Asia, while continuously pursuing Operational Excellence. Furthermore, following the expansion of e-commerce market on the global scale, transcosmos provides a comprehensive One-Stop Global E-Commerce Services to deliver our clients’ excellent products and services to consumers in 49 countries around the globe. transcosmos aims to be the “Global Digital Transformation Partner” of our clients, supporting the clients’ transformation by leveraging digital technology, responding to the ever changing business environment.
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