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"Thincacloud" Adopted for SAPICA Payment Service
- Initial Service to Be Provided by Satsudora Payment Service around Spring 2018 -

August 8, 2017

TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.

TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.

Sapporo Information Network Co., Ltd.

TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD. (TOPPAN FORMS), TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD. (“TFPS,” headquartered in Minato‒ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Toshiro Masuda) and Sapporo Information Network Co., Ltd. (“SNET,” headquartered in Sapporo, Hokkaido; Representative Director and President Kunio Shimomura) have announced the provision of an e‒money payment service responding to payments using SAPICA (public smart card issued by SNET for public transportation, commerce and local government service in Sapporo) through “Thincacloud,” the cloud‒based payment platform developed by TFPS. This is the industry’s first e‒money payment service provided on a thin client system, which is adopted by SAPICA.
In addition, SAPICA payment service will be provided initially at each Sapporo Drug Store Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Sapporo, Hokkaido; Representative Director and President: Hiroki Tomiyama) location starting around spring 2018, which has already provided a variety of e-money payment services using “Thincacloud.”

Thincacloud expands the range of SAPICA payments

Background

SAPICA is an IC card service provided by SNET. SNET has issued more than 1.43 million SAPICA cards, mainly to citizens of Sapporo. SAPICA is used as e-money for public transportation, such as subways, buses and streetcars, and as e-money at some commercial facilities.
SAPICA’s e-money payment service by “Thincacloud” enables it to be compatible with a variety of devices, reducing the cost of adopting an e-money payment service.

Future development

TOPPAN FORMS, TFPS and SNET jointly work on the promotion and expansion of the use of the SAPICA e-money payment service, mainly in Sapporo.

  • * “Thincacloud” is a registered trademark of TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.
  • * “SAPICA” is a registered trademark of Sapporo Information Network Co., Ltd.
  • * Other names of products, services, etc., in the article are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

Reference information

■About TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.
  • Company name:
    TF PAYMENT SERVICE CO., LTD.
  • Head office location:
    Nishishinjuku KS Bldg. 4F, 3-6-10 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
  • Foundation:
    December 2011
  • Representative:
    Representative Director and President Toshiro Masuda
  • Business description:
    Planning, design and development of Internet-based information systems and communication networks
    Contract operations and representative services for Internet-based business transactions and payment transactions
    Agency service for money collection and its peripheral business
  • URL:
    http://www.thincacloud.com/
■About Sapporo Information Network Co., Ltd.
  • Company name:
    Sapporo Information Network Co., Ltd.
  • Head office location:
    Media Mix Sapporo, 3-1-5 Kikusui Ichi-jo, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
  • Foundation:
    March 1988
  • Representative:
    Representative Director and President Kunio Shimomura
  • Business description:
    Research and consulting on information and communication technology, design, development, operation, and maintenance of information systems, information processing service by computers, etc., measurements related to information systems, provision and consulting on weather information and all contingent business for each of the above
  • URL:
    http://www.sweb.co.jp/
■About Sapporo Drug Store Co., Ltd.
  • Company name:
    Sapporo Drug Store Co., Ltd.
  • Head office location:
    1-2-18 Taihei San-jo, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
  • Foundation:
    April 1983
  • Representative:
    Representative Director and Chairman: Mutsuhiro Tomiyama
    Representative Director and President: Hiroki Tomiyama
  • Business description:
    Management and operations of a drug store chain for community medicine
  • URL:
    https://satudora.jp
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