TROY — Altair Engineering Inc. announced that Intelligence Business Solutions, a Tokyo-based business consulting and process solutions provider, will become a reseller and implementation partner for Altair’s HiQube business analytics technology, integrating HiQube as part of their solution offerings to companies throughout Japan.

IBS, which becomes the sixth distributor of HiQube in Japan, has more than 30 years of experience in offering business intelligence solutions to the distribution and financial industries and other major business sectors.

“The system integration business is very challenging because resellers often find it difficult to differentiate their offerings,” said Tsunaki Kawamoto, HiQube sales and partner manager for Japan. “After learning about HiQube’s simulation capabilities, with a focus on performance optimization, IBS saw the opportunity to build a new line of business centered on HiQube that broadened their solution portfolio for both current and prospective customers.”

“Our partnership with HiQube brings a powerful analytics platform that fully complements our technology portfolio – extending the services and solutions IBS offers,” says Koichi Honda, Integration 3 department General manager.  “We look forward to working with HiQube to deploy tailored, high-end analytics solutions for our customers that  deliver deeper business insight and increased value to their respective organizations.

HiQube is a simulation-driven business intelligence and data analytics solution for guided decision-making. It works in concert with many different business systems to deliver business analytics, including crucial intelligence, beyond the IT department into the hands of managers throughout the enterprise. Personnel engaged in sales and management planning can quickly and independently analyze activity and provide insights for improved business performance across their organization. HiQube’s foundation in simulation and optimization software equips it to manage this type of analysis rapidly, viewing very large quantities of data from multiple perspectives to provide new levels of intelligence.

IBS was established in 1982 to provide high-performance technology and actionable business knowledge to its customers. It employs more than 300 people at its headquarters and development centers in Japan and Vietnam.

HiQube is a simulation-driven analytics platform to maximize business performance.  Unrivaled in speed for large data sets, HiQube uniquely leverages an embedded optimization engine that speeds and guides decision-making.  As a complementary solution, HiQube enriches the value of existing IT investments by providing forward-looking insight to realize business objectives.  To learn more, try HiQube live or download a free trial license, visit

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