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Selects new version of Delphi providing multi-device support to build native applications

TOKYO – April 14, 2015Embarcadero Technologies today announced that TKC Corporation has adopted Embarcadero® Delphi® XE series as its development environment for its next generation tax and accounting systems. TKC has used an earlier version of Delphi and Visual Studio using Microsoft .NET Framework. The decision to use native application development with the new version Delphi XE series that provides multi-device support will allow faster application development across more platforms and form factors with higher quality.

TKC’s taxation and accounting systems are used in more than 760,000 companies, including 8,700 accounting firms, sole proprietorships and listed companies, and about 900 local governments in Japan. The systems are used by a wide range of users who require stable operation and software that is not affected by changes in PC environments.

Applications built using Delphi are stable, not requiring a special runtime module or middleware, and can be executed by simply deploying an EXE/DLL. Additionally, native code helps to reduce memory needs by employing high speed processing. Delphi XE series enables application development not only for Windows but also for iOS, Android and Mac OS X from a single code base. TKC plans to deploy applications providing multi-device and multi-OS support in the future.

With the adoption of Delphi, TKC has improved and standardized its development framework so that it can be shared across many software products. This framework utilizes Embarcadero DataSnap middleware and can support any model, desktop applications, or cloud applications, so users can promote re-use and standardize development assets without considering the scale and how they are used.

“Taxation and accounting systems provided by TKC Corporation require an update every year according to laws and regulation changes,” said Hitoshi Uotani, Corporate Officer, and Director of System Laboratory of TKC Corporation. “Prompt and stable software provision is extremely critical in order to support management of our client corporations. Delphi enables visual development through components and ensures high levels of productivity from our team. We also greatly appreciate Delphi’s multi-device support for deploying our development assets to mobile devices.”

”The software development landscape is becoming increasing complex thanks to the growing number of mobile devices, cloud services, gadgets and other connected devices available in the market today,” said Michael Swindell, Senior Vice President of Products and Strategy at Embarcadero. “Our software development platform provides a familiar visual environment that enables TKC’s developers to very easily build expanded, innovative solutions for mobile, cloud, and other environments.”

TKC Corporation
TKC Corporation was established in 1966 as a computing center for accounting firms and local municipalities with the charter of protecting the operations of accounting offices and improving efficiency in administrative procedures of local governments. Since then, it has continuously provided system services for growth and development of accounting firms and their clients in Japan and promotion of IT within local governments and improvement of their services to their residents.

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. To learn more, please visit www.embarcadero.com.