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 venturebetween 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, 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 was established in the Tokyo headquarters of Dentsu Inc. Began offering "MARKⅠ"Japan's first private computer time-sharing service for commercial use, in collaboration with U.S. firm General Electric Company (GE).

  • 1975

    Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. was established as a joint venture between Dentsu and GE.

  • 1976

    Established the Osaka Sales Office (currently the Osaka Branch Office), and the Nagoya Sales Office (currently the Chubu Branch Office).
    Began offering structural analysis system on "MARKⅢ".

1980

  • 1982

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

  • 1983

    Began offering the GBS (Global Banking System) back office system for overseas locations of financial institutions.

  • 1984

    Began offering consolidated accounting system.

  • 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

    Began accepting standing orders for system development and operation services on the Dentsu internal corporate data system.
    Hong Kong Branch Office established (currently ISI-Dentsu of Hong Kong, Ltd.).

1990

  • 1992

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

  • 1993

    Began 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

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

  • 1997

    Established 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

    Began offering Liquidity Management System (currently Stream-R) for New BOJ-Net (Bank of Japan Financial Network System)
    KISCO Solutions, Ltd. made 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.
    KEICHO, Ltd. (currently ISID InterTechnologies, Ltd.) made a subsidiary.

  • 2002

    ISID Fairness, Ltd. established.
    SIID, Ltd. made a subsidiary (name changed to ISID Technosolutions, Ltd. in 2004, integrated with ISID in 2009).
    Began offering POSITIVE integrate human resource software for large corporations.

  • 2004

    Began offering RiskTaker (currently BANK R) loan integration software for regional financial institutions.

  • 2005

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

  • 2006

    ESTECH Corporation made a subsidiary.

  • 2009

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

2010

  • 2010

    Beijing Branch Office established in China.
    Began offering CLOUDiS cloud service.

  • 2011

    West Japan Branch Office closed, and Kansai Branch Office, Chubu Branch Office, and Hiroshima Branch Office established.
    ISID Open Innovation Laboratory established, an organization to develop new business utilizing leading-edge technologies.
    Koozyt, Inc. made an affiliate.

  • 2012

    Began offering iPLAss marketing platform service.
    Began 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.
    Toyota Branch Office established.

  • 2014

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

  • 2015

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

  • 2016

    The FinTech Center of Tokyo Fino Lab established in Otemachi, Tokyo, an industry base to support growth of FinTech startup.