Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. is one of the world leading electronic and optical device manufacturers.
On May 12 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (SEI) announced they will use OpenOffice.org company-wide.
They started in April to use OpenOffice.org as recommended software, alternative to Microsoft Office, for word processing, spreadsheet and presentation.
Recommended PCs, which they will newly purchase, preinstall OpenOffice.org. For already puchased PCs they will set up OpenOffice.org Download Web Site.
One of SEI group businesses, Sumitomo Electric Information Co., Ltd., maintains 15,000 PCs within SEI.
These PCs will be replaced with OpenOffice.org preinstalled PCs at the pace of 500 PCs per year.
They appreciate PDF export feature and ODF (ISO standard), which OpenOffice.org adopts, because they can meet requests from their customers who ask for submission of ODF documents.
For all SEI members they are preparing OpenOffice.org Help Desk page in their Web Site which provides OpenOffice.org related information. They are also planning e-learning training menus and other training programs.