We are MESCIUS
MESCIUS has grown over the years. From its humble beginnings in the 1950s, the company has evolved from focusing solely on education to becoming one of the largest providers of enterprise software development products and services worldwide.
Our organization is committed to providing customers and clients worldwide with the highest quality solutions that provide reliable value to anyone who uses them. This philosophy has led MESCIUS through the last four decades of operation.
Our Story: From Educators to Software Innovators
MESCIUS was founded in Sendai, Japan, in the early 1950s by a group of American educators. Focusing on high-quality English education, this small group established world-class elementary schools in northern Japan. After nurturing the schools to success, there was a realization that the company had software needs not met by what was available on the market. So, MESCIUS expanded into technology and software to create what was needed.
Across all our software products and services, we focus on helping our customers achieve their goals. Our fundamental principles – thoroughly understanding our customers' business objectives, maintaining a strong emphasis on quality, and adhering to the highest ethical standards – serve as the foundation for everything we do.
Today's MESCIUS has evolved but retains the same commitment to providing first-rate enterprise software solutions around the world
The early 2000s saw intense growth for MESCIUS with the acquisition of three companies: DataDynamics in 2008 (ActiveReports), FarPoint in 2009 (Spread), and ComponentOne in 2012 (ComponentOne Studio and Wijmo). In January 2023, MESCIUS (GrapeCity at the time) entered into a capital and business alliance with iSigma Capital Corporation. With this recent partnership, the company announced a new name and brand, MESCIUS inc., to reaffirm the commitment to innovation and growth and an unwavering dedication to providing customers with top-notch developer and enterprise solutions.
MESCIUS has its roots in a company named Bunka Orient Corporation, founded by Paul Broman, an American emigrant who played a founding role in establishing English language schools in Japan. When personal computers grew in popularity during the 1980s, Broman began developing educational software to streamline operation of the schools. Since no tools were available to suit the needs of the Japanese market, the company partnered with third-party software vendors to create its own solutions, and eventually acquired three U.S.-based partners.