1998 – 1999
|September||HIRANO Yoichiro (Pina) and Yoshiyuki Kitahara established Infoteria Corporation.|
|January||Introduced the world’s first commercial XML engine iPEX.|
|October||Release of “XML Solution Components”.|
2000 – 2009
|October||Announced launch of “Asteria for RosettaNet” (Released in January 2001).|
|January||“Infoteria Certified Education Center” (ICEC) opened to train XML engineers.|
|October||A certification system for XML engineers, “XML Master” started.|
|June||Launch of ASTERIA R2, no-code development platform.|
|October||Launch of “ASTERIA 3”.|
|January||Expanded XML Master outside Japan.|
|April||Established a wholly owned subsidiary in the U.S. city of San Mateo.|
|October||The number of ASTERIA Warp user companies exceeded 200.|
|September||ASTERIA Warp held the largest share of the EAI software market in Japan*.|
*According to the “overview of software marketing in 2006” published by Techno Systems Research Co.
|January||Launch of ASTERIA Warp.|
|June||Stock listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers.|
|October||Launch of online spreadsheet service “OnSheet”.|
|January||Started offering cloud-based data integration service “ASTERIA On Demand”.|
|March||Launch of master data management middleware “ASTERIA MDM One”.|
|April||Launch of online web sticky note service “lino”.|
|September||The number of ASTERIA Warp user companies exceeded 500.|
|June||Started offering Handbook.|
|December||The number of ASTERIA Warp user companies exceeded 1,000.|
2010 – 2019
|October||Started offering SnapCal, a cloud-connected personal calendar service.|
|March||The number of ASTERIA Warp user companies exceeded 2,000.|
|January||ASTERIA had held the largest share of the EAI/ESB software market in Japan for 6 consecutive years*.|
*According to the “overview of software marketing in 2010-2011″ published by Techno Systems Research Co.
|March||Established a wholly-owned subsidiary, Infoteria (Hangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd. in Hangzhou, China.|
|April||The number of ASTERIA Warp user companies exceeded 3,000.|
|May||Acquired Extentech Inc., a USA based company.|
|November||Established a 100% owned subsidiary in Shanghai, China.|
|October||The number of ASTERIA Warp user companies exceeded 4,000.|
|November||Handbook had secured the largest share in the MCM market in Japan for two consecutive years*.|
*According to “ITR Market View: Enterprise, Mobile Management/Smart App Development Market 2013.”
Established a 100% owned subsidiary in Hong Kong.
|December||The number of Handbook user organizations exceeded 600.|
|February ||Initiated sales of “Handbook 4” in the United States.|
Invested in Sribu (Indonesia) and made it an equity-method affiliate.
|July||Established a 100% owned subsidiary, Infoteria Pte. Ltd., in Singapore.|
|May||The number of ASTERIA Warp user companies exceeded 5,000.|
|September||Signed a partnership with Oguni, Kumamoto Prefecture, and started “Infoteria Forest” (now known as “Asteria Forest”) as part of its local cedar conservation activity.|
Handbook won “Good Design Award” for fiscal 2015 by Japan Institute of Design Promotion.
|January||Received “the Encouragement Award” in the telework implementation category at the 16th Telework Promotion Award from Japan Telework Association.|
|March||Formed a business partnership with CData Software in the U.S. and set up a Japan unit through joint investment.|
|April||Signed a partnership with Semboku City, Akita Prefecture, to preserve a thousand cherry trees in the city’s Kakunodate area in commemoration of 1,000 Handbook users.|
Established the Blockchain Collaborative Consortium as a founding member.
|August||ASTERIA had held the largest share of the EAI/ESB software market in Japan for 10 consecutive years*.|
*According to the “ EAI/ESB market edition of the overview of software marketing in 2016,” published by Techno Systems Research Co.
|September||Handbook won the largest share of the SaaS MCM market in Japan in terms of sales value*.|
*According to the ITR Market View “Enterprise/Mobile Management Market in 2016”.
|October||Launch of ASTERIA Warp’s subscription version, “ASTERIA Warp Core”.|
Received a “Silver rating” in the Pride Index for its LGBT initiatives from Japanese private organization“work with Pride”.
|January||Started “Pangea 2.0” program to support start-ups at IoT Future Lab.|
|February||Launch of mobile app building tool “Platio”.|
Started owned media “in.LIVE”.
|March||The number of ASTERIA Warp user companies exceeded 6,000.|
|April||Acquired “This Place Limited”, a UK-based digital design and strategy consultancy.|
|June||Launch of Gravio, an edge computing platform.|
The world’s first successful verification experiment in blockchain-based voting at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
|December||Chosen as “one of top 100 telework pioneers” in fiscal 2017 by the Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.|
|March||Won “the 3rd White Company Award” in the Telework Category from JWS Japan White Spread.|
Changed stock market listing of shares to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
|August||ASTERIA Warp EAI/ESB gains the largest share of the Japanese market for 12 consecutive years. (*)|
Comprehensive List of Software Marketing 2018 (Techno Systems Research).
|October||Changed the company name from Infoteria Corporation to ASTERIA Corporation.|
“Platio” won “Good Design Award” for fiscal 2018 by Japan Institute of Design Promotion.
Handbook captured the largest share of the MCM market in four categories*.
*The total number of users from its launch through March 2015 and the sales value by vendors with annual sales of less than 1 billito to 10 billion yen in FY2017. [Source: the “ITR Market View: Unified Endpoint Management Marget 2018” report by ITR”]
The number of IDs shipped for SaaS and ASP MCM and MCM vendor sales by user size (less than 3,000 users).
[Source: the FY2018 edition of the outlook for collaboration/ mobile management packaged software market]
|September||Established investment subsidiary Asteria Vision Fund Inc. (AVF) in the U.S.|
|March||Handbook secured the largest share of the market for sales enablement tools in two categories*.|
*According to “ITR Market View SFA/Integrated Marketing Support Market 2019”.
The two categories are: Sales value by vendor with annual sales of 1 billion yen to less than 10 billion yen and the total number of user companies through the end of September 2018.
|April||Launch of AI research and development subsidiary Asteria Artificial Recognition Technology, LLC.|
|August||Launch of Gravio 3, AI-equipped IoT integrated edgeware.|
|October||Asteria Vision Fund Inc. began the Corporate Investment Business.|
|June||Published the business book “Manga de Wakaru Blockchain no Torisetsu” (A manga biginner’s guide to blockchain technology).|
|August||Launch of Kumamoto R&D Center.|
|November||CEO HIRANO Yoichiro (Pina) received the “Management Award” by Zaikai Magazine.|
|December||The number of ASTERIA Warp user companies exceeded 9,000.|
|June||Launch of Central Japan Office.|
Held carbon-neutral Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
Selected as one of the “Digital Transformation (DX) Stocks 2021” in the digital x COVID-19 countermeasures company resilience category.
|October||Launch of Central Office (head office) in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward.|
|November||ASTERIA had held the largest share of the EAI/ESB software market in terms of shipment in Japan for 15 consecutive years*.|
*According to the “overview of software marketing in 2021″ published by Techno Systems Research Co.
Won “Best IR Award for Encouragement” in the IR Award 2021 by the Japan Investor Relations Association.
|January||Launch of “Platio Connect”.|
Received “Ministry Award for contributions in the Corporate Version of Furusato Nozei Hometown Tax Donation Program”.
|February||Launch of business negotiation support app “Handbook X”.|
|April||Platio led the “B2B no-code mobile app building tool market” in four categories*.|
*According to A survey on “the market for B2B no-code mobile app building tools” released in the 2022 March edition of the MIC IT Report published by Deloitte Tohmatsu MIC Research Institute Co.
The four categories are: The number of B2B no-code mobile apps created; The number of companies that use a B2B no-code mobile app building tools and create apps internally; The number of companies with less than 500 million yen in revenue that use a B2B no-code mobile apps building tool; and The number of a B2B no-code mobile app building tool adopted by the service industry.
Following the market restructuring of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), Asteria moved to the TSE’s Prime Market.
|May||Launch of “Platio One”.|
|June||The 20th anniversary of the launch of ASTERIA Warp.|
Japan Anniversary Association registered June 25th as “No-Code Development Day”.
|August||Added to the JPX-Nikkei Mid and Small Cap Index.|
|September||Established the No Code Promotion Association as a founding member.|
|October||Handbook/Handbook X led the mobile content management market in three categories*.|
*According to “ITR Market View: Unified Endpoint Management Marget 2022”.
The two categories are: The share of the mobile content management market in terms of sales value by vendors in FY2021 (Vendors with annual sales of 10 billion yen to less than 50 billion yen and those with annual sales of 1 billion yen to less than 10 billion yen)and the share of the business use mobile content management market in terms of sales value by vendors in FY2021.
According to “The FY2022 edition of the outlook for the collaboration mobile management software market which supports hybrid work” report by Deloitte Tohmatsu MIC Research Institute Co.
The one category is: The number of IDs shipped for SaaS and ASP MCM.
|November||The Design Business launched business in Japan.|
|July||Opened a resort office in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture.|
|August||The number of ASTERIA Warp user companies exceeded 10,000.|