dacadoo signs a strategic cooperation agreement with WingArc1st in Japan

Signed a strategic cooperation agreement with WingArc1st, Japan’s market leading business intelligence software company

20 AUGUST 2015, TOKYO/JAPAN AND ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Summary
Tokyo/Japan and Zurich, Switzerland – dacadoo, an innovator in digital health technology and health scoring, announced today that it signed a strategic cooperation agreement with WingArc1st, Japan’s market leading business intelligence software company.

The Swiss company dacadoo develops and operates a digital, mobile health engagement solution including the world-wide patented Health Score to enable people to actively manage their health in an easy and fun way. The company applies motivational techniques from online games, collaborative features from social networks and personalized feedback to engage people to remain active. dacadoo announced today that it signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the Japanese market with WingArc1st, the market leading business intelligence software vendor in Japan.

WingArc1st will begin the roll-out with a Japanese version of the dacadoo mobile solution among a selected group of forward-looking corporations and local governments in Japan, aiming to provide highly effective business solutions in the area of health & productivity management and leveraging its market leading position in business intelligence software in Japan to provide health promotion programs for corporations.

Peter Ohnemus, founder and CEO of dacadoo comments: “Japan is one of the key strategic healthcare markets in the world and I am thrilled to partner with the number one business intelligence software company WingArc1st, who has a great reputation and market access in Japan. I look forward to make dacadoo a success in this market of key importance“. Mr. Yuichi Kimura, COO of WingArc1st added: “In a market like Japan, with its super-aging population and worker shortage, it is getting more and more important for companies to offer better workplace to retain valued employees and make them more motivated and more productive. The Data Health Plan policy is one of the top government priorities, and health & productivity management gets growing attention rapidly. We’re therefore very excited about partnering with dacadoo which has implemented mobile health engagement solution for corporations successfully in Europe and in the USA already.”

Please see the press release in Japanese here: http://www.wingarc.com/public/detail.php?id=678


About WingArc1st, Inc.

WingArc1st is the market leading business intelligence and output management software company in Japan, having more than 18,000 companies, organizations and government bodies who use their software to effectively manage and analyze business performance and to effectively manage business forms from creation to print. WingArc1st is leading customer-focused business innovations from Big Data and is empowering the customers’ business performance at next level. WingArc1st was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with global expansions to Asia-Pacific region.

More information on: http://www.wingarc.com/english/


About dacadoo

The dacadoo mobile health engagement solution enables individuals to track, manage and benchmark their health and wellbeing in an easy and fun way on their smartphones. dacadoo calculates a personal Health Score, a scientifically calculated number from 1 (low) to 1,000 (high). The Health Score works as an indicator and moves up or down in real-time, depending on how body values, emotional wellbeing and activities (exercise, nutrition, stress and sleep) change. To help individuals remain engaged, motivation techniques from behavioral science and online games, social and collaborative features from social networks, and personalized feedback are applied. The award-winning company is working with strategic partners from the various key industry segments to bring this solution to the global mobile health market. dacadoo has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

More information on: www.dacadoo.com


Press contact:
Manuel Heuer
COO dacadoo ag
Tel.: +41 44 251 23 23
Email: manuel.heuer@dacadoo.com http://blog.dacadoo.com https://twitter.com/dacadoo

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"Japan is one of the key strategic healthcare markets in the world and I am thrilled to partner with the number one business intelligence software company WingArc1st, who has a great reputation and market access in Japan. I look forward to make dacadoo a success in this market of key importance" Peter Ohnemus, founder and CEO of dacadoo
"In a market like Japan, with its super-aging population and worker shortage, it is getting more and more important for companies to offer better workplace to retain valued employees and make them more motivated and more productive. The Data Health Plan policy is one of the top government priorities, and health & productivity management gets growing attention rapidly. We’re therefore very excited about partnering with dacadoo which has implemented mobile health engagement solution for corporations successfully in Europe and in the USA already." Mr. Yuichi Kimura, COO of WingArc1st
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About dacadoo

Live healthy! Track and benchmark your health and fitness. Get your dacadoo Health Score, share activities with friends, win challenges!

dacadoo has developed an easy-to-use, wireless, secure and fun way to manage your personal health & fitness from a lifestyle, wellness and chronic disease perspective called the dacadoo health platform.

The platform calculates your personal dacadoo Health Score, a number from 1 (poor) to 1’000 (excellent). It is a directional relative indicator of your current health and fitness status in real-time. By integrating gaming and social networking principles, dacadoo motivates you to be active in an easy way by automatically tracking and comparing your personal health, fitness and lifestyle.

The dacadoo health platform enables the tracking of over 100 fitness activities (outdoor and indoor sports) either over the mobile dacadoo tracker app or via manual entry. The dacadoo energy models are based on MET (metabolic equivalent of Task)* which measures the intensity of a physical activity. *Compendium of Physical Activity, Stanford University

Download the free dacadoo smartphone tracker app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry to track your fitness activities automatically.

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