Thus, JPMed was born. Last year, the group decided to open a branch in Makati, primarily so they could have a back-up storage for all the knowledge they have accumulated on their data base. In case of some failure in Japan, the information would still be intact in the office here. Maria, 29, guides her head office in deciding what services they will provide from here. Since there is an overwhelming need for software in Japanese hospitals, managers at the JPMed head office want to expand their Philippine branch in order to fulfill the demand.