PFU, a Fujitsu Company, Brings Document Solutions for SharePoint to Japan Through KnowledgeLake Partnership

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Through their partnership with KnowledgeLake, PFU has launched “Document Solutions for SharePoint” to provide the Japanese market with the solutions needed to solve business challenges associated with paper-based documents and business processes.


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'As SharePoint continues to gain momentum in the Japanese marketplace, we hope this partnership promotes the profile and perception of Microsoft’s platform by providing value around its robust ECM capabilities.' - Ron Cameron, president, KnowledgeLake

PFU, in conjunction with KnowledgeLake, has launched Document Solutions for SharePoint users in Japan. PFU’s “Document Solutions for SharePoint” is designed to help companies reduce costs, improve collaboration, increase productivity and drive intended business results. KnowledgeLake, the SharePoint ECM Company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of PFU and the recognized leader for ECM solutions for Microsoft-driven organizations with more than two million users in 35 countries.

“This natural progression of our partnership with PFU will extend their already successful ECM practice to include SharePoint ECM. As SharePoint continues to gain momentum in the Japanese marketplace, we hope this partnership promotes the profile and perception of Microsoft’s platform by providing value around its robust ECM capabilities. We are grateful for this opportunity and I couldn’t think of a more suiting partner in this effort than our parent company, PFU,” said Ron Cameron, president, KnowledgeLake.

In Japan, the market share of SharePoint, as a powerful collaboration platform, has been growing very rapidly. However, SharePoint’s standard features have challenges related to document retrieval, collaboration with line-of-business systems, and digitization of paper documents, so they are failing to fulfill growing customer requirements. In bringing KnowledgeLake’s award-winning solution suite of SharePoint ECM products to Japan, PFU will fill that void for SharePoint users in the Japanese marketplace. With this product release, PFU has received endorsements from companies, including AvePoint and Microsoft Japan.

“We would like to welcome PFU to provide new solutions utilizing KnowledgeLake products. We hope that the SharePoint market will expand further by utilizing KnowledgeLake products. In the North American market, AvePoint and KnowledgeLake have been maintaining strong partnership. We will also actively promote this partnership with PFU in the future,” said Ken Shiomitsu, president, AvePoint Japan.

According to, Yoshio Kondo, executive director and general manager of enterprise partner sales division, Microsoft Japan, “Microsoft Japan welcomes PFU to the SharePoint market. Microsoft SharePoint can be used for various purposes such as Portals and Collaboration, as well as used for Information Sharing Infrastructures. PFU is capable of providing powerful solutions with KnowledgeLake products, which have already been implemented by many companies across the World, and PFU’s know-how of implementing digitized paper document solutions. We are certain that PFU can meet the needs of SharePoint customers in Japan. Microsoft Japan will continue to cooperate with PFU and work together to maximize each customer’s business value.”

KnowledgeLake Solutions for Microsoft SharePoint enhance SharePoint with the following functionality:

  • Advanced Index Search

KnowledgeLake delivers the ability to perform index searches of document property information by combining and/or search conditions, which are not provided by SharePoint standard features.

In addition, users can immediately browse related documents pertaining to the search results, so that users can quickly find required documents to better serve internal and external customers.

  • Document Retrieval, Browse & Registration

Without modifying business systems, users can retrieve and browse documents stored in SharePoint, and users can also register documents to SharePoint.

Without switching screens, users can perform complex work and complete tasks using their familiar line-of-business systems.

  • Efficiently Digitizing Paper Documents

Integrated with high-performance scanners of the fi-Series the world's business grade scanner line in terms of market share, users can efficiently digitize, sort, and OCR large volumes of paper documents at high speeds. This enables users to register paper documents on SharePoint more efficiently and increase productivity while saving costs on paper-based business processes.

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About KnowledgeLake
KnowledgeLake transforms SharePoint into an easy-to-use, powerful and scalable Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution that enables organizations to manage corporate content and collaborate more effectively and efficiently across the entire organization. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, KnowledgeLake is a three-time Microsoft Partner of the year award winner and is recognized as the founder of the SharePoint document imaging marketplace in 2003. KnowledgeLake enables its customers to maximize and extend their already sound investments in proven Microsoft technologies, such as Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office. Equity funded by PFU Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd.,) KnowledgeLake is a strong, stable and global company with over two million licensed users in 35 countries.

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