TOKYO – SAP Japan Co., Ltd. announced that Mitsubishi Materials Corporation has selected SAP solutions, including RISE with SAP, as its cloud-based accounting and enterprise information platform. RISE with SAP, a comprehensive cloud offering centred around the company’s cloud ERP, SAP S4/HANA Cloud, will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS), along with other SAP solutions.

These SAP solutions include SAP Business Technology Platform, an applications development integration platform; SAP Signavio, a business process management platform; SAP Account Substantiation and Automation by BlackLine, an accounting process transformation platform; and efficiency testing solutions, SAP Application Testing Solutions by Tricentis.

Mitsubishi Materials established its DX Promotion Division in 2020 to promote digital business transformation under the three missions of “strengthening the present”, “creating tomorrow”, and “nurturing people”. It is developing a digital strategy to drive improvements across three pillars – business-added value, operational competitiveness, and management efficiency – by utilising data and digital technology. The company is now working on the development of a data infrastructure to support its digital strategy, strengthen human resources for transformation, and reform the corporate culture.

To do that, Mitsubishi Materials needed to revamp its aging core system and modernise its infrastructure to facilitate the business transformation. Upon evaluation, the company decided to introduce RISE with SAP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud as its core, because it is the de facto standard in the industry and has excellent adaptability to changes in the world. The first step in the system upgrade will introduce new capabilities to its domestic and overseas accounting functions, with the goal of improving overall operational efficiency and governance of the entire group’s accounting operations.

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