Beppu City Introduces "SumaMachi", HENNGE Two-way Communication Tool Connecting Municipalities and Residents2021.12.13

HENNGE K.K. (headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo, Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer: Kazuhiro Ogura, "HENNGE") is pleased to announce that "SumaMachi", which is a solution of HENNGE to realize smooth two-way communication connecting municipalities and residents, is introduced by Beppu City of Oita Prefecture, Japan.

Since December 13 Monday, 2021, SumaMachi has been fully operating at public nursery schools of Beppu City and parents and caregivers are able to communicate children's late attendance or absence online.
Also, SumaMachi provides a questionnaire function enabling real-time summing-up of answers from parents and caregivers, eliminates the printing of documents since necessary information from nursery schools is distributed electronically, thus contributes to reducing clerical work of teachers and staff.

In February 2020, HENNGE and Beppu City executed the "Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement Regarding Promotion of Beppu Tourism Valley Project" and various measures are being implemented thereunder.

■ About SumaMachi
SumaMachi is a new communication service intended to connect municipalities and residents and achieve smooth two-way communication between them. Consolidating and digitizing information distribution work enhances work efficiency and personal information is protected with tight security measures. It also makes it easy to understand issues and needs of residents and enables prompt distribution of information in case of emergency.
On the municipality side, it will be provided with management tools that can be easily used with a computer or tablet. Residents can use the service with a free app or smartphone browser.

■ "SumaMachi" Solution in the Education and Childcare Areas
SumaMachi supports online communication between childcare organizations and parents and caregivers. By digitizing information distribution work, which was conventionally done using paper, phones, etc., SumaMachi reduces the workload and contributes to work-style innovation of teachers and other staff who work in such organizations.

■ About HENNGE K.K.
HENNGE K.K. was established in November 1996. It is a SaaS company, guided by the philosophy of "liberation of technology to change the world" and it develops and sells unique services that bridge the gap between technology and reality. HENNGE provides "HENNGE One", a one-stop cloud security service enabling consolidated IDs and passwords management of multiple cloud services, "Customers Mail Cloud" which is a cloud email distribution service, and "SumaMachi", which is an interactive communication service between local government bodies and their residents. HENNGE has been listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Mothers since October 2019.
The company name "HENNGE" originated from the Japanese character for transformation, 'HENNKA' and 'CHALLENGE', which represents its commitment to keep challenging against every change we encounter.

Company name: HENNGE K.K. (securities code: 4475)
Address: Daiwa Shibuya Square, 16-28 Nanpeidaicho, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Representative: Kazuhiro Ogura (Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer)

■ Contact information for inquiries regarding this press
Corporate Communication Division
TEL: 03-6415-3660
Person in charge: Yuya Yamamoto

*The names of companies, products and services mentioned in this press are trademarks or registered trademarks of HENNGE.K.K. or other related organizations.

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