NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.
NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO, Takayuki Inagawa; hereinafter “NDV”), through a fund it operates, has invested in Legion Technologies, Inc. (headquartered in California, USA; CEO, Sanish Mondkar; hereinafter “Legion”), a company providing workforce management platform using AI.
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In recent years, workstyles have been increasingly diversifying, including concepts such as flextime, reduced or shifted operating hours, and split shift work. In addition, there is a mix of employees with diverse employment forms, including full-fledged workers, fixed-term contract workers, and part-timers. Consequently, management of employees and the creation of work schedules is increasingly complicated, placing a heavy burden on companies. Moreover, due to challenges like the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, incidents can occur suddenly which necessitate measures such as restrictions on the number of employees at work or replacing sick workers with substitutes. More flexible and efficient employee work management is required.
Legion’s platform offers AI analyses of various data, including records of customer service and sales engagements, sales volumes, congestion status, weather, etc. and makes it possible to forecast customer demand and the number of personnel required in the future. In addition, it is possible to instantly create an optimal work schedule considering various factors, including labor-related laws, budgeting including personnel costs, working arrangements, positions, or skills, and work wishes based on the forecast data.
Furthermore, the platform not only adjusts work schedule but also has a comprehensive management function. It accepts applications for work/leave, manages employee sign-in and sign-off times or working hours, does payroll calculation, distributes information to employees, and offers a function to chat with managers. It can be used as an integrated workforce management platform that makes increasingly complex management work efficient for companies from various aspects.
NDV has come to make this investment because there is a high level of affinity between the business of Legion and initiatives of individual companies of the NTT Group. Going forward, NDV will consider collaboration with services of the NTT Group and examine the possibility of utilizing the synergy for facilitating DX/RPA in the business operation of DOCOMO and advance initiatives to create new values.
■Regarding Legion Technologies, Inc.
Company name Legion Technologies, Inc.
Location Redwood City, California, USA
Representative Sanish Mondkar
Business content Offering workforce management platform
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NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.