Corporate History

Our Milestones and Growth

SMS was established in 2003, when Japan’s long-term care insurance system was emerging.
We initially focused on nursing care, and eventually extended its reach to the medical care, healthcare and senior life segments, launching over 40 services along the way.
Consequently, we have continued to increase its revenues and incomes ever since its founding.

Going forward, demand in medical and nursing care will keep expanding as the population of seniors in Japan continues to grow, and living standards improve around the world.

We will continue to create services that realize the lively well being of all parties associated to the Nursing Care, Medical Care, Career, Healthcare and Senior Life Segments in order to fulfill our mission:
to establish an “information infrastructure for an aging society.”

2016

Apr. 2016

Medical Care

Launched Nurse Press, an online academic media for nurses

Apr. 2016

Nursing Care

Launched Hapisumu, an information portal of renovation companies

Feb. 2016

Medical Care

Launched Zaitaku Homon Iryou Guide, a magazine for regional medical resources

Feb. 2016

Medical Care

Launched Homon Kango Station Navi, an information portal of home-visit nursing stations

2015

Oct. 2015

Global

Acquired stocks of MIMS Group – a company providing drug information in 12 different countries in Asia and Oceania, making it a consolidated subsidiary

Oct. 2015

Nursing Care

Launched Help You, a livelihood support search site

Oct. 2015

Medical Care

Launched Aicon, a purchasing support for hospital office managers and purchasing managers

Aug. 2015

Global

Established Wadoc Pte. Ltd. in Singapore

Mar. 2015

Healthcare/Senior Life

Launched Navigene, an information of genetic test

Mar. 2015

Medical Care

Acquired stocks of EIR CO., LTD., making it a subsidiary Launched EIR, a regional medical partnership support system

Feb. 2015

Medical Care

Launched Okusute Net, a pharmaceutical service providing at-home and local community partnership support

Feb. 2015

Nursing Care

Launched Kaigo Must, a management information portal for managers of nursing care facilities

Jan. 2015

General

Conducted an incorporation-type company split, separating the Recruiting Businesses, including the recruiting agency business, from SMS CO., LTD., and established SMS Career CO., LTD.

2014

Dec. 2014

Medical Care

Launched Homon Yakkyoku Navi, an information site for searching pharmacies in the local community that provide home visits

Nov. 2014

Global

Acquired stocks of Malaysia-based Centium Software Sdn Bhd, making it a subsidiary (51% ownership)

Nov. 2014

Medical Care

Launched Chiiki renkei ONE, an information search and registration service for those handling local community partnership operations at hospitals, clinics and nursing care facilities

Sept. 2014

Healthcare/Senior Life

Launched Lvly, an online news column site for active seniors

Sept. 2014

Medical Care

Launched Jimcom, a management information site for office managers in hospitals

Jun. 2014

Global

Acquired additional stocks of Sri Lanka-based eChannelling PLC, making it a consolidated subsidiary

Feb. 2014

Nursing Care

Expanded and upgraded Kaipoke biz from a business portal to a management support service for small and medium-sized nursing care operators, and renamed the service to Kaipoke

Jan. 2014

Global

Acquired stocks of Australia-based EHEALTHWISE SERVICES PTY LTD, making it a subsidiary

Jan. 2014

General

Established SMS Financial Service Co., Ltd.—a company mainly specializing in factoring business—in Minato-ku, Tokyo

2013

Dec. 2013

Healthcare/Senior Life

Launched Narukara, an online Q&A site on health

Dec. 2013

Global

Established PT. SENIOR MARKETING SYSTEM INDONESIA in Indonesia

Dec. 2013

Global

Established SMS Shanghai CO., LTD. in China

Nov. 2013

Nursing Care

Launched Lifood, a home-delivered meal search site for seniors

Nov. 2013

Global

Established SMS PHILIPPINES HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS INC. in the Philippines

Oct. 2013

Global

Acquired Sri Lanka-based eChannelling PLC as an equity method affiliate

Jul. 2013

Global

Established SENIOR MARKETING SYSTEM ASIA PTE. LTD. in Singapore

May 2013

Medical Care

Launched GALENUS, a management information portal for hospital business managers

May 2013

Global

Acquired stocks of iHealth and made it a subsidiary
Launched a chronic disease prescription drugs delivery service for nursing care facilities and patients in Taiwan

Apr. 2013

Nursing Care

Launched Kaigo DB, a search portal for nursing care facilities, and an information portal of housing for seniors

Jan. 2013

Global

Established SENIOR MARKETING SYSTEM SDN.BHD. in Malaysia

2012

Jul. 2012

General

Acquired stocks of Vietnam-based Luvina Software Joint Stock Company, making it an equity method affiliate

Jun. 2012

General

Established SMS Support Service Co., Ltd.—a company mainly specializing in call center operations for SMS services—in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Apr. 2012

Medical Care

Acquired Meducation service—a search portal for medical care, nursing care and welfare seminars and training courses—from Medicast, Inc.

Apr. 2012

Medical Care

Acquired stocks of Qlife CO., LTD as an equity method affiliate (34.37% ownership)

Jan. 2012

Global

Established SMS Taiwan CO., LTD. in Taiwan

2011

Dec. 2011

General

Moved from the Mothers market to the First Section of the TSE

Sept. 2011

Global

Acquired stocks of NURSCAPE CO., LTD, making it a subsidiary
Launched NURSCAPE, an online community for nurses in South Korea
(currently renamed to Senior Marketing System Korea Co., Ltd .)

Sept. 2011

Medical Care

Acquired all stocks of Angeliebe P&N Co., Ltd., making it a wholly owned subsidiary (currently renamed to Pure Nurse Co., Ltd.)
Launched PURE NURSE, a mail order/online sales service for nurses

Aug. 2011

Healthcare/Senior Life

Acquired Ninchisyo Net business—a service for families caring for a dementia patient—from CareLink Co., Ltd. 

Jun. 2011

Healthcare/Senior Life

Launched Eichie, an online community for nutritionists

Apr. 2011

Career

Launched Solution services for hospitals

2009

Dec. 2009

General

Established M3 Career, Inc. as an equity method affiliate through a joint incorporate-type company split with M3, Inc., and transferred the recruiting agent service for doctors and pharmacists to M3 Career, Inc.

Aug. 2009

Career

Acquired the medical care business from infirmière Co., Ltd. Launched Nurse-senka Shushoku-navi, a recruiting information service for nursing students, and Publishing service for nurses

Jun. 2009

Nursing Care

Launched Anshin Kaigo, an online community for families engaged in nursing care

May 2009

Medical Care

Launched Cocoyaku, an online community for pharmacists and pharmacy students

2008

Sept. 2008

Career

Launched PT/OT Jinzai-bank, a recruiting agent service for physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists

Mar. 2008

General

Listed on the TSE Mothers market

2006

Sept. 2006

Nursing Care

Launched Care Mane.com, an online community for care managers

Aug. 2006

Medical Care

Launched Nurse-senka, an online community for nurses and nursing students

Jul. 2006

Career

Launched Nurse-senka Kyujin-navi, a recruiting ads service for nurses

Jul. 2006

Nursing Care

Launched Kaipoke biz, a business portal for small and medium-sized nursing care operators

2005

Dec. 2005

General

Established a capital and business alliance with M3, Inc.

Oct. 2005

Nursing Care

Launched Care Tomo, an online community for nursing care and welfare professionals

Sept. 2005

Career

Launched Nurse Jinzai-bank, a recruiting agent service for nurses

2004

Mar. 2004

Career

Launched Kaigo Job, a recruiting ads service for nursing care and welfare professionals

2003

Nov. 2003

Career

Launched Sikatoru, a certification course information service specializing in the nursing and medical care fields

Jul. 2003

Career

Launched Kaigo Job Gakuseiban, a recruiting information service for students seeking jobs in the nursing care and welfare fields

May 2003

Career

Launched Care Jinzai-bank, a recruiting agent service for care managers

Apr. 2003

General

Established SMS CO., LTD.