SAP and ABeam Consulting Support Ajinomoto Group’s Digital Transformation

SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Datasphere Deployed at Ajinomoto Thailand Co.

BANGKOK – SAP Thailand and ABeam Consulting Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo; CEO: Takahiro Yamada) today announced a significant digital transformation initiative at Ajinomoto Co., (Thailand) Ltd., a consolidated subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co., Ltd. (President: Taro Fujie; Headquarters: Tokyo). This initiative involves the introduction of the SAP S/4HANA, SAP Analytics Cloud, and SAP Datasphere systems to drive forward the transformation of Thai Ajinomoto’s business and IT operations.

Since its founding, the Ajinomoto Group has been committed to addressing social issues through its business operations. It has promoted ASV (Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value) management, aiming to increase economic value and growth by creating shared value with society and local communities. In February 2023, the Group introduced a new Purpose: “Contribute to the Well-being of people, society and the planet with AminoScience.” This marked a significant evolution in the Group’s mission and is accompanied by a company-wide management transformation.

Ajinomoto Thailand serves as the most critical base in the ASEAN region for the Group. As a key part of the company-wide Data-Driven management, Ajinomoto Thailand has transitioned to SAP S/4HANA. Additionally, the company has implemented SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Datasphere. This system implementation and development was spearheaded by ABeam Consulting under the guidance of SAP.

This transition has yielded significant benefits. Data from SAP S/4HANA and other external systems can now be integrated with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Datasphere. This integration allows for the management and analysis of business performance and forecast simulation more nimbly on multiple dimensions. Moreover, the migration to SAP S/4HANA was strategically paired with a shift to cloud-based solutions and a reduction in add-ons. This strategy has led to a substantial decrease in maintenance and operating costs.

Looking ahead, Ajinomoto Thailand plans to fully leverage SAP solutions. This includes utilizing forecasting and machine learning capabilities to enhance the sophistication of its business management. Furthermore, the company is exploring opportunities to extend Ajinomoto Thailand’s solutions to other group companies within the ASEAN region.

For further insights, please refer to Ajinomoto Thailand case study.