Company Info

Innovating the world's business through software

About Us

Questetra, Inc. logoQuestetra, Inc. is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Major investors include Nippon Venture Capital “Kyoto University Venture NVCC 1 Investment LPS”.

Company Name
Questetra, Inc. (株式会社クエステトラ)
Founded
Apr 1, 2008
Headquarters
206 Takamiya-cho Oike Bldg. 4th Fl. Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-0835 JAPAN [Map]
Representative Corporate Executive Officers
CEO: IMAMURA, Genichi (今村 元一)
Product and Service
Cloud Workflow: “Questetra BPM Suite”
Consulting for Business Process Management
Capital Stock (Aug 2013)
182,500,000 JPY (Capital Reserve: 72,500,000 JPY)

 

Philosophy

“Innovating the world’s business through software”

Today, more companies from a wider range of industries are taking advantage of the information era, and therefore creating enormous amounts of information. At the same time, we hear more managers complaining about the fact that the more they use information systems the harder it becomes to find the right information at the right time, and that the reason for this “information invisibility” is the lack of good information systems. Can this be true?

We would say: Yes, to a certain extent. That said, there may be some essential issues behind this “lack of good information systems.” First of all, business processes employed by these companies may not be the most appropriate to begin with. And secondly, once the business processes are implemented in a system, they may prove to be impractical, thus forcing workers in the field to compensate by changing processes and data according to their own workable systems.

Why does this happen?

This happens mainly because developing an information system requires a lot of technology professionals, a lot of time, and a lot of money. It involves setting requirements for the system, negotiating with engineers on the contents of the requirements and the cost of realizing them and so on.

So we asked ourselves, “What can we do as IT professionals?” Our answer was to create a business process platform in which all workers can appropriately develop or revise the processes they are engaged with. This called for innovation. This seemed extremely ideal and theoretical. But this is why we, as top-class engineers, dared to rise to the challenge.

 

Governance Framework

Questetra was founded as a “Company with Committees” under the Company Law of Japan.

  • Board of Directors
    • Board Committees (Nominating Committee, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee)
  • Accounting Auditors
  • Executive Officers

Directors and Officers


Biography
Apr. 1973 Born in Kobe City, Japan.
Mar. 1997 Graduated from Kyoto University with BA in Engineering.
Mar. 2000 Completed Master’s Program at Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University with MSc in Informatics.
Apr. 2000 Co-founded Four-Dimensional Data, Inc. and was installed as President and CEO.
Feb. 2001 Quit Doctoral Programs at Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University.
Apr. 2004 A Member of the Steering Committee of IT Human Resources Development Project, Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education. (- 2007)
Jun. 2005 Co-founded The Four-Dimensional Group, Inc. and was installed as Senior Vice President and COO.
Jul. 2006 Installed as a Director of Synergy Marketing, Inc. (formerly named The Four-Dimensional Group, Inc.)
Apr. 2008 Co-founded Questetra, Inc. and was installed as CEO. (- Present)
Qualification
An METI Certified Information Technology Engineer (Project Manager)
An METI Certified Information Technology Engineer (Information Security Technology)
Major
Social Informatics, Database, Virtual Reality and Data Mining Technology
Biography
Jun. 1975 Born in Osaka City.
Mar. 1998 Graduated from Kyoto University with BA in Engineering.
Mar. 2000 Completed Master’s Program at Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University with MSc in Informatics.
Apr. 2000 Co-founded Four-Dimensional Data, Inc. and was installed as CTO.
Mar. 2002 Quit Doctoral Programs at Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University.
Jun. 2005 Co-founded Four-Dimensional Group, Inc. and was installed as CTO.
Apr. 2008 Co-founded Questetra, Inc. and was installed as CTO. (- Present)
Qualification
An METI Certified Information Technology Engineer (Application Systems Engineer)
An METI Certified Information Technology Engineer (Database Systems Engineer)
Sun Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform
Sun Certified Web Component Developer for Java 2 Platform
Major
Social Informatics, Database, Web, Distance Learning
Biography
Dec. 1973 Born in Osaka City.
Mar. 1997 Graduated from Kyoto University with BA in Agriculture.
Apr. 1997 Joined Kubota Corporation.
Jan. 2001 Joined Four-Dimensional Data, Inc.
Jun. 2002 Installed as CFO of Four-Dimensional Data, Inc.
Jan. 2007 Installed as COO of Four-Dimensional Data, Inc.
Apr. 2008 Co-founded Questetra, Inc. and was installed as CMO. (- Present)
Qualification
An METI Certified Information Technology Engineer (Software Design & Development Engineer)
Sun Certified Web Component Developer for Java 2 Platform
Oracle Master Gold
Biography
Nov. 1974 Born in Osaka Prefecture.
Mar. 1998 Graduated from Kyoto University with BA in Engineering.
Mar. 2000 Completed Master’s Program at Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University with MSc in Informatics.
Apr. 2000 Joined Japan Telecom Corporation.
Apr. 2002 Joined Four-Dimensional Data, Inc.
Mar. 2004 Installed as Co-CTO of Four-Dimensional Data, Inc.
Jan. 2007 Installed as CIO of Four-Dimensional Data, Inc.
Apr. 2008 Co-founded Questetra, Inc. and was installed as Fellow. (- Present)
Qualification
An METI Certified Information Technology Engineer (Project Manager)
An METI Certified Information Technology Engineer (Database Systems Engineer)
An METI Certified Information Technology Engineer (Network Systems Engineer)
An METI Certified Information Technology Engineer (Systems Management Engineer)
An METI Certified Information Technology Engineer (Information Security Engineer)
Biography
Aug. 1970 Born in Kyoto Prefecture.
Mar. 1993 Graduated from University of Fukui with BA in Engineering.
Apr. 2008 Co-founder Questetra, Inc.
Jun. 2012 Installed as Officer. (- Present)
Qualification
An METI Certified Information Technology Engineer (Applied Information Technology Engineer)
Professor emeritus at Kyoto University and a professor at the School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University
General Manager, Morita Certified Tax Accountant Office
General Manager, Katsuya Office
Former IBM Venture Capital Group

 

Articles

The Article of Incorporation (PDF: 78.2 KB) (English Version)
The Article of Incorporation (PDF: 115.8 KB) Original

 

Frequently-Asked Questions

What does “Questetra” mean?
A Coined word. It’s a combination of QUEST and TETRA. TETRA is a suffix that means “4” in Greek.
Why in Kyoto?
Kyoto is entirely different than Tokyo. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years and is a well-balanced blend of the old and the new. Kyoto is, we think, the best place to foster innovative thinking.

History of Questetra BPM Suite

Apr. 2008 Company Incorporation
Jan. 2009 Launched Download Edition: Questetra BPM Suite Download Edition v1.0
Apr. 2009 Download Edition, New version: Questetra BPM Suite Download Edition v2.0
Jul. 2009 Download Edition, Records 6000 cases in 160 countries in half a year
Aug. 2009 Download Edition, New version: Questetra BPM Suite Download Edition v3.0
Sep. 2009 Launched SaaS Edition“Questetra BPM Suite SaaS Edition”
Oct. 2009 SaaS & Download Edition, New version: Questetra BPM Suite v4.0 (G Suite (formerly Google Apps) Connectivity)
Jan. 2010 SaaS & Download Edition, New version: Questetra BPM Suite v5.0 (External start process)
Apr. 2010 Selected as “Cool Vendor in BPM” by Gartner
Jointly developed product “DataSpider BPM” with APPRESSO K.K.
Jun. 2010 SaaS & Download Edition, New version: Questetra BPM Suite v6.0 (Input form customization)
SaaS Edition, Start providing Free Edition
Sep. 2010 SaaS & Download Edition, New version: Questetra BPM Suite v7.0 (Publishing external application API)
Aug. 2011 SaaS & Download Edition, New version: Questetra BPM Suite v8.0 (In-house SNS)
Aug. 2012 SaaS & Download Edition, New version: Questetra BPM Suite v9.0 (PDF Auto-generation)
Nov. 2013 Rated as Promising in MarketScope for bpmPaaS by Gartner
Nov. 2014 SaaS Edition, Expanded Free tire
SaaS Edition, New version: Questetra BPM Suite v10.0 (Graphic analysis)
May. 2016 SaaS Edition, New version: Questetra BPM Suite v11.0 (Auto-communication)


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