Overview of FRONTEO’s businesses and strategies

With our new corporate branding under FRONTEO, we will significantly expand the capabilities of our KIBIT technology beyond its traditional framework and business parameters. By positioning KIBIT at the core of our businesses, we aim to expand our legal business as well as improve the overall growth and profitability in our new businesses.

Healthcare

FRONTEO Healthcare, which specializes in medical data analysis solutions, uses KIBIT to develop advanced products and solutions that help doctors and nurses to make decisions.

System to mitigate patents’ risk of falling (under development)

Currently, a trial of our system in a hospital is helping to proactively mitigate in-hospital patients’ risk of falling through early stage analysis and identification. This trial is scheduled to begin in the first half of FY 2017 at NTT Medical Center Tokyo, our development partner. Once the system is proven and refined at the NTT Medical Center Tokyo, it will also be provided to other medical institutions. For more detailed information, please refer to the following website:

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Medical appliance software program (under development)

FRONTEO Healthcare is developing a medical appliance software program that evaluates the severity levels of patients’ mental disorder. This is done through a project commissioned by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). While the project is expected to last four years, a demonstration test using a prototype is planned to start in the latter half of FY 2017. For more detailed information, please refer to the following website:

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Marketing

FRONTEO Communications offers digital curation services and robotics business solutions powered by KIBIT AI.

Communication robot “Kibiro”

Kibiro, a communication robot, was released for sale to corporate users in May 2016. For more detailed information, please refer to the following website:

Business Intelligence

The business intelligence supports a range of different business activities, from improving efficiency of decision-making, email auditing, patent research to the analysis of customer voices (“VOC”). This is our initial implementation of our AI technology outside of the legal sector. We continue to gain increasingly more customers for patent analysis, email audits, operational efficiency etc.

KIBIT Email Auditor

An automated compliance system powered by FRONTEO’s proprietary KIBIT AI engine that is designed to provide continuous monitoring of texts and file attachments sent via clients' in-house e-mail systems. Email Auditor can analyze texts written in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. It reduces cost and saves time by processing texts at speeds more than 500 times as fast as a human audit. Several early adopters are now using the product.

KIBIT Knowledge Probe

A business data analysis support system powered by FRONTEO’s proprietary KIBIT AI engine that identifies potential opportunities and risks through the analysis of corporate data, including business e-mails and reports. This allows companies to better utilize their wealth of sales-related data to improve sales management and customer service capabilities. The product has been well-received by several leading corporations.

KIBIT Patent Explorer

An intellectual property strategy support system powered by FRONTEO’s proprietary KIBIT AI engine that improves the efficiency of patent analysis work by approximately 330 times when compared with conventional research techniques. Patent Explorer is being utilized by several leading corporations.

Legal Intelligence

We aim to achieve sales of more than 20 billion yen and an operating profit margin of 20% or higher over the next three years later.

In 2014-2015, FRONTEO acquired two eDiscovery-related companies in the United States, our core market for the legal business. By integrating these two companies with its subsidiary, FRONTEO will streamline its sales operations and further improve its business efficiency and the quality of services. For more detailed information, please refer to the following websites,

For information concerning the business strategy, please refer to the earnings briefing materials and the reports on the financial results.

Earnings briefing materials

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Reports on the financial results

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