History

Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. (ISID) was established in 1975 as the first private computer time-sharing service (TSS) provider in Japan, a joint venture between Dentsu Inc., the world’s largest independent advertising firm in terms of revenues, and General Electric Company (GE), one of the leading blue-chip companies in the United States. In this era before personal computers or the Internet, the aim of the project was to utilize GE’s massive computer center over international networks to provide Japanese companies with innovative services.

Supported by Japanese leading corporations in the manufacturing and financial industries who aimed for overseas expansions, TSS of ISID acquired the largest market share. The experience we gained by providing numerous leading-edge business applications on the TSS network is the foundation of the services we offer today, including product development solutions for the manufacturing industry and system development for financial, retail and service industries.

Today, the business environment is changing, including the utilization of the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data, implementation of AI and robotics, and industry revolution on a global scale. Under such environment, ISID continues to provide the best solutions with leading-edge technologies and extraordinary business knowledge as well as service capabilities that were all cultivated and accumulated since its appearance as a TSS provider. ISID also plays a role as the IT solutions business of Dentsu Group, and provides the group with the underlying marketing platform. To create new solutions for 2020 and beyond, ISID is also accelerating its service development with cutting-edge technologies such as location-based and sensing.

1970

  • 1971

    The Time-sharing Service Division is set up in Dentsu's Tokyo headquarters.

    Offers first private computer time-sharing service, Mark I, for commercial use in Japan, in collaboration with GE.

  • 1975

    Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. is set up as a joint venture between Dentsu and GE.

  • 1976

    ・ Opens the Osaka Sales Office (currently the Osaka Branch Office), and the Nagoya Sales Office (currently the Chubu Branch Office).
    ・ Structural analysis system begins on MARK Ⅲ.

1980

  • 1982

    Establishes the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Technology Center, and begins offering CAE software through a business tie-up with U.S. firm Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (currently Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.).

  • 1983

    Begins offering Global Banking System (GBS) a back office system for overseas locations of Japanese financial institutions.

  • 1984

    Offers consolidated accounting system on MARK Ⅲ.

  • 1986

    London Branch Office (currently ISI-Dentsu of Europe, Ltd.) established in the U.K.

  • 1987

    ISI-Dentsu of America, Inc. established in the U.S.

  • 1989

    ・ Starts system development and operation services for Dentsu’s internal corporate data system.
    ・ Opens Hong Kong Branch Office(currently ISI-Dentsu of Hong Kong, Ltd.).

1990

  • 1991

    Engineering consulting services begin through alliance with US-based International TechneGroup Inc.

  • 1992

    ISI-Dentsu Singapore Pte. Ltd. established (currently ISI-Dentsu South East Asia Pte. Ltd.) in Singapore.

  • 1993

    Begin offering I-DEAS Master Series (currently NX) 3D design software from U.S. firm Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (currently Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.).

  • 1994

    ・ SCOPE Ⅱ (currently STRAVIS) consolidated accounting software, goes in operation.
    ・ Offers STAFFBRAIN integrated human resources software for mid-sized companies.
    ・ Begin offering Metaphase (currently Teamcenter) PLM software from U.S. firm Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (currently Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.).

  • 1997

    Opens the Hiroshima Office (currently the Hiroshima Branch Office)

2000

  • 2000

    ・ Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
    ・ Shanghai Representative Office established (currently ISI-Dentsu Shanghai Co., Ltd.).

  • 2001

    ・ Begin offering Liquidity Management System (currently Stream-R) for New BOJ-Net (Bank of Japan Financial Network System)
    ・ Makes KISCO Solutions, Ltd. a subsidiary (name changed to Brainyworks, Ltd. in 2001, integrated with ISID in 2009).
    ・ iTiD Consulting, Ltd. (made a wholly-owned subsidiary in 2010) established as a joint venture with U.S. firm International TechneGroup Inc.
    ・ Makes KEICHO, Ltd. (currently ISID InterTechnologies, Ltd.) a subsidiary.

  • 2002

    ・ ISID Fairness, Ltd. established.
    ・ Makes SIID, Ltd. a subsidiary (name changed to ISID Technosolutions, Ltd. in 2004, integrated with ISID in 2009).
    ・ Markets POSITIVE, an integrated human capital management solution for large corporations.

  • 2003

    Markets STRAVIS, a consolidated accounting software.

  • 2004

    RiskTaker (currently BANK R) a loan integration software, goes on the market.

  • 2005

    ISID South East Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established in Thailand.

  • 2006

    Makes ESTECH Corporation a subsidiary.

  • 2009

    ・ Markets iPRIME NAVI (currently iQUAVIS), a design/development support software.
    ・ ISID Advanced Outsourcing, Ltd.(currently ISID-AO, Ltd.) established.

2010

  • 2010

    ・ Opens Beijing Branch Office in China.
    ・ Begin offering CLOUDiS cloud service.

  • 2011

    ・ West Japan Branch Office closed, and opens Kansai Branch Office, Chubu Branch Office, and Hiroshima Branch Office.
    ・ Establishes Open Innovation Laboratory (currently Open Innovation Lab), an organization to develop new business utilizing leading-edge technologies.
    ・ Makes Koozyt, Inc. an affiliate.

  • 2012

    ・ Begin offering iPLAss marketing platform service.
    ・ Begin deploying “+fooop!“, a Social City Platform which connects people and cities.
    ・ Taiwan Branch Office established in Taiwan.
    ・ San Francisco Office of ISI-Dentsu of America, Inc., established in the U.S. as a research and development site.

  • 2013

    ・ ISID South East Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd. recommenced business operations.
    ・ ISID Business Consulting, Ltd. established.
    ・ PT. ISID Indonesia established in Indonesia.
    ・ Opens Toyota Branch Office.

  • 2014

    ・ ISID Engineering, Ltd. established.
    ・ Opens 2020 Technology & Business Development Office, an organization to develop business solutions aiming Year 2020 and beyond.

  • 2015

    Changes company’s fiscal year-end to December 31.

  • 2016

    First FinTech base, FINOLAB, set up in Japan, an industry base to support growth of FinTech startup.

  • 2017

    Dentsu Digital Marketing Technology Center set up with Dentsu Digital Co., Ltd.

  • 2018

    ・ Two Pillars GmbH established in Germany.
    ・ MY DATA INTELLIGENCE INC. affiliated.
    ・ Ci*X Expense, an expense settlement system, is marketed.

  • 2019

    ・ Makes FA Products Inc. an affiliate.
    ・ Makes PT. Ebiz Cipta Solusi a subsidiary.
    ・ Makes Smart Holdings Inc. an affiliate.
    ・ FINOLAB Inc. established with Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
    ・ ACSiON, Ltd. established with Seven Bank, Ltd