SOURCE: Bowne & Co., Inc.

Bowne & Co., Inc.

Bowne & Co., Inc.

May 18, 2010 08:30 ET

Fujitsu and Bowne Form Strategic Alliance to Enhance XBRL Filing Services

Bowne's Growing Suite of XBRL Solutions Now Backed by Industry-Leading Fujitsu Interstage XWand Software

NEW YORK, NY and SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE), a global leader in shareholder and marketing communications services, and Fujitsu jointly announced today that the companies have formed a strategic alliance to integrate Fujitsu Interstage®XWand®into Bowne's suite of XBRL solutions. Interstage XWand provides Bowne with a complete XBRL development platform, paired with validation technology that leverages the latest XBRL specifications. Fujitsu's industry-leading software enhances Bowne's offerings and allows the service provider to continue to combine its deep understanding of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements and customer needs to create, manage and validate XBRL-compliant financial information for its clients.

"We chose Fujitsu Interstage XWand after a rigorous evaluation of several XBRL technology providers," said Rob Blake, Senior Director of Interactive Services at Bowne & Co., Inc. "Its complete support of XBRL lets us focus on what we do best - creating robust, easy-to-use XBRL applications that enable current and future service offerings to meet the complex XBRL regulatory reporting requirements and scale as more and more companies across the world are required to support XBRL."

Fujitsu's Interstage XWand software, combined with Bowne's suite of XBRL solutions, delivers a comprehensive approach to SEC Year 1 and Year 2 tagging requirements for both block and detailed Notes tagging. Additionally, the alliance benefits Bowne's investment management and international clients who need solutions to support the SEC mutual fund risk/return summary mandate, as well as new XBRL requirements in the United Kingdom, both of which go into effect next year.

"We are excited about the opportunity to work with Bowne as it has long been a leader in the XBRL space," said Hiro Makita, Senior Director of Product Marketing & Management, Fujitsu America. "Interstage XWand will enable Bowne to develop and deliver richer services that harness and extend the power and benefits of XBRL, increasing transparency, accuracy and overall service levels for its clients."

Backed by Fujitsu's technology, Bowne will support the influx of new filers expected for the June quarter reporting period -- approximately 1,000 public companies -- while ensuring the high levels of accuracy its clients have come to expect.

Fujitsu recently announced Interstage XWand Version 11, which includes a number of key enhancements such as detailed tagging, tagging within Microsoft® Word documents, the ability to extend and customize in-house validation of reports before submitting them, and out-of-the box analysis support to allow clients to more easily conduct comparisons of financial data within their companies and across multiple organizations.

About Bowne & Co., Inc.
Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE: BNE) provides shareholder and marketing communications services around the world. Dealmakers rely on Bowne to handle critical transactional communications with speed and accuracy. Compliance professionals turn to Bowne to prepare and file regulatory and shareholder communications online and in print. Investment managers and third party fund administrators count on Bowne's integrated solutions to streamline their document processes and produce high quality communications for their shareholders. Marketers look to Bowne to create and distribute customized, one-to-one communications on demand. With 2,700 employees in 50 offices around the globe, Bowne has met the ever-changing demands of its clients for more than 230 years. For more information, please visit

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see:

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