Japan’s Research Panel selects Confirmit for international online research


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NEW YORK, NY and OSLO, NORWAY – October 14, 2009: Research Panel, the
largest online research panel supply company in Japan, has selected the
Confirmit Software-as-a-Service platform to
supports its online research activities.

Research Panel will use Confirmit to conduct international research projects
using its Japanese online panel members. As a result, the company will be
able to sell its fieldwork services to international customers, opening up
an entirely new stream of business and enabling it to compete outside of its
core Japanese market.

Toshiki Sano, CEO of Research Panel, explains the company’s decision to use
Confirmit: “We needed a software solution that provided ease of use and
reliability, and that could be used by Japanese speakers. Confirmit could
not only support this, but also provided us with user manuals and training
documentation in Japanese to simplify our training process.

“The fact that Confirmit could offer us a Service Level Agreement of 99.7
percent uptime for its hosted solution was also a key factor in our

During the process of selecting a platform to support its international
activities, Research Panel considered enhancing its own in-house solution,
as well as looking at a number of domestic Japanese ASP providers. The
process showed that Confirmit provided the best value for money and the
functionality most suited to Research Panel’s needs.

Henning Hansen, President and CEO at Confirmit, comments: “It has been a
pleasure to welcome Research Panel as a customer. By using our software,
the company has access to a whole new stream of business from the
international market. What’s more, Research Panel has become a Confirmit
Marketplace member, which gives it access to an even wider range of
international networking and marketing opportunities.”


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