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Morimura Bros., Inc. Selects A.S.I.A. As Sales and Accounting System for Overseas Bases
- Strengthening the group’s consolidated management platform through IT infrastructure enables to respond flexibly to changes in the management environment

10.Nov.2014

“This is the English translated version of Japanese issued on November 10, 2014. The original Japanese version is here.

Toyo Business Engineering Corporation (B-EN-G, headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo and headed by President Masanori Osawa) has announced the selection of A.S.I.A. GP ERP (“A.S.I.A”), a compact ERP package (sales and accounting system) developed for the operation of the overseas subsidiaries of Japanese companies by Morimura Bros., Inc. (Morimura Bros., headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo and headed by President Yusuke Morimura) as a global consolidated management platform for its group companies, including its overseas bases. B-EN-G has provided the main support for introduction, and local partners have provided support such as training in local languages at bases in Vietnam and Thailand. Operational launch is scheduled by the end of 2014 in Vietnam, and for spring of 2015 in Thailand.

■Strengthening the Group’s Consolidated Management Platform through the Standardization of Administration and Systems at Overseas Bases
As part of recent efforts to shift its manufacturing bases overseas, in the past five years Morimura Bros. has doubled the number of its overseas bases. Upon establishing an overseas subsidiary in Vietnam in August 2014, it decided to promote the standardization of the administration and systems at overseas bases, its BCP (business continuity plan) approach, and its control function over its overseas bases. The sales and accounting system chose to adopt in order to overcome these challenges was A.S.I.A. Through the selection of A.S.I.A., Morimura Bros. intends to implement thorough inventory and orders management, and to strengthen the Group’s consolidated management platform in order to make it possible to respond flexibly to changes in the management environment. Furthermore, they plan to accumulate system development know-how at multiple bases in Japan, Vietnam and Thailand with a view to developing the system in other regions.

■Deciding factors in selection were A.S.I.A.’s functions that were suited to its work, a track record of deployment at overseas bases, and implementation can be controlled by the head office
The reasons for selection are as follows:

  1. The package is simple and easy to understand, and possesses functions that are suited to its work
  2. Handles multiple languages, multiple currencies and multiple standards
  3. Possible to prepare the system in Japan and then deploy it horizontally at multiple bases
  4. Training in local languages is possible
  5. Track record of deployment overseas

■Morimura Bros.’ head office chose to implement the system with the aim of backing up data for risk management purposes and for employee training
Morimura Bros. plans to introduce A.S.I.A. at its Japanese head office. Data is backed up at the head office to avoid the risks posed by natural disasters or other incidents, and in consideration of the BCP. It is also considering using the system for internal training, and as a test environment for preparing the horizontal development of the A.S.I.A. system to its overseas subsidiaries.

About A.S.I.A.
“A.S.I.A.” is a global ERP package that was created in Japan. The package, based on business practices of Japanese enterprises, supports business management on a global scale. In order to serve the global market, “A.S.I.A.” is provided with multi-lingual, multi-currency, and multi-base functions, as well as various functional modules covering accounting, sales, purchasing, and stock management. As the package can handle performance management of individual companies or business units, “A.S.I.A.” helps users grasp the status of overseas bases from headquarters in Japan. This means it can be operated as a powerful infrastructure for global group management. Since 1996 when Ver.1.0 of the package was released, “A.S.I.A.” has been introduced into various clients in Japan and other Asian countries. It is now used by 300 companies in 22 countries and regions.
For more information about the product, please refer to http://www.to-be.asia

About Morimura Bros., Inc.
Morimura Bros. was founded as “Morimura Gumi” by Ichizaemon Morimura VI and his brother Toyo in 1876. The company is a pioneer of Japanese overseas trade, launching its business at the very beginning of Japan’s era of overseas trading. Nearly 140 years after its establishment, Morimura Bros. continues to open up new business fields on a global level based on a solid foundation of trust between suppliers and users in accordance with its founding spirit of “pursuing global economic development and better lives” as it seeks to become a “composite trading company specialized in the pursuit of new fields of intellectual assets”.
For more details on Morimura Bros., please see http://www.morimura.co.jp/

About Toyo Business Engineering Corporation
Toyo Business Engineering (B-EN-G) is a business engineering company with wide ranging experience primarily in ERP. The company also has experience in areas ranging from IT planning, business consulting for BPR execution, consulting for IT implementation, to system deployment service and operation service. Furthermore, B-EN-G has been developing its track record in collaboration with clients to implement ERP-based SCM and CRM, and also to promote global expansion in China and other countries.
For further information about B-EN-G, please refer to http://www.to-be.co.jp

For inquiries about this press release

Toyo Business Engineering Corporation
Public Relations
Legal & General Affairs Dept.
Tel: +81-3-3510-1615 / E-mail: kouhou@it.to-be.co.jp

For inquiries about the services

Toyo Business Engineering Corporation
Sales Division Products Business Division
Tel: +81-3-3510-1616 / E-mail: mcframe@it.to-be.co.jp

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