CLOMO MDM now supports the new system Volume Purchase Program.

CLOMO MDM now supports the new system Volume Purchase Program.-Significantly reduces the operational cost of paid iOS Apps for corporate entities-

Press Release

May 01, 2014
i³ Systems, Inc.

i³ Systems, Inc. (head office: Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka, CEO: Tsutomu Sasaki,) would like to announce that CLOMO MDM now supports managed distribution, a new licensing system, for the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for corporate or educational entities, which was released at the same time when iOS 7 was released by Apple, and the service will be launched as of Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

CLOMO MDM was launched as the first mobile device management (MDM) service for iOS in Japan (*2) and achieved the No. 1 share of the domestic MDM market for three consecutive years as a multi-device, carrier-free MDM service.

We are grateful to announce that CLOMO MDM now supports managed distribution, a new licensing system, for VPP and is able to provide the following functions by supporting the new system (*4).

■ Major advantages of the new functions

  • Allows the distribution, retrieval, and re-distribution of paid applications available in the App Store.
  • Due to the above advantage, license costs for paid App Store applications are optimized and users just need to purchase the required amount.
  • Silent installation is available for free and paid App Store applications. (*5)

As a front-runner in the market for smart devices by corporate entities, i³ Systems would like to provide the latest and best technologies to existing users as fast as possible.

  • *1:VPP is a program provided by Apple to allow for the bulk purchase of paid applications available in the App Store.
  • *2:Based on our survey conducted on November 18, 2010.
  • *3:Source: Prospects in the Market of Collaboration/ Contents/ Mobile Device and Contents Management Package Software 2013 by MIC Research Institute Ltd., Actual Shipment in FY 2011 and FY 2012 and shipment forecast in FY 2013.
  • *4:To use this function, users need to apply for CLOMO MDM and CLOMO Mobile APP Portal services.
  • *5:For MDM services with no VPP’s managed distribution support, the silent installation will not be available.


■ About Volume Purchase Program

VPP provided by Apple is a program to allow for the bulk purchase of paid applications available in the App Store. A new app license purchase and distribution system called managed distribution was newly added to VPP, which allows users to choose between two different distribution methods for each VPP transaction: redeemable codes or managed distribution. The former allows users to transfer ownership of paid apps licenses at the point of purchase and the latter allows users to revoke and reassign application licenses for end-users.


CLOMO MDM provides remote management services, including operational efficiency by enabling remote IT policy settings to operate and utilize smart devices within a company securely and efficiently, measures against stolen or lost devices using remote device lock or data wipe functions, and use monitoring by sending an alert to the administrator when a jailbreak or malware is detected.

■ About CLOMO MDM features (CLOMO Mobile APP Portal)

CLOMO MDM has had the mobile app management (MAM) function and provides a managed app function to enable full iOS app management for iOS devices like iPhones and iPads and redeemable codes for VPP. Visit the URL for the detailed features.

■ About CLOMO MDM case studies

CLOMO MDM has been implemented by wide range of businesses and organizations including users with larger-scale operation like Obayashi Corporation; Saga Prefectural Office; NIHON CHOUZAI Co., Ltd.; and Noevir Holdings Co., Ltd.

【Inquiries related to this press release】

i³ Systems, Inc.
Marketing Head Section
Person in charge: Shoji, Yamazaki
Phone : 03-6450-1880

■ About CLOMO

Based on the vision “Cloud is all about cloud services, apps, and devices,” CLOMO continues to evolve as the world’s first mobile first platform service with everything required for businesses to best utilize mobile and cloud technologies.

■ About i³ Systems, Inc.

i³ Systems, Inc., is a software platform provider that develops and holds technologies allowing users to fully utilize their enterprise cloud and smart devices. To create the next-generation IT environment that integrates the cloud, smart devices, and applications, we endeavor to work together with front-runners as best we can. We have won various recognitions from a wide variety of areas, including the AWS Partner Award in the enterprise category in June 2012, the Outstanding Performance Award in the entrepreneur category at the 7th Nippon New Business Creation Award in the October, and the Entrepreneur of the Year Japan 2012 in the November.

Company Name : i³ Systems, Inc.
Address : Hanamura Building, 2-1-1 Ohashi, Minami-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka
Established in : September 2001
Capital : 232.50 million yen
Representative : CEO Tsutomu Sasaki

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