Kon ni chi wa – こんにちは Westernacher arrives in Japan!

April 29, 2019 – Rolf Schmidt, Managing Partner, Global Practice Director Enterprise Management & Dr. Guenter Dortmann, Managing Partner, CEO APJ

Do you have a manufacturing presence or sales office operating in Japan? Do you need support when “going global” with your SAP system, implementing SAP S/4HANA or ECC, EWM, and TM? We have good news for you. This spring, Westernacher Consulting extended its global presence in Asia with a new office in Tokyo, Japan. We offer full support for your company with the complex challenge of digitalization, integrating processes and systems between the different target markets of your company with globally integrated SAP solutions and provide seamless consulting services to our customers, from strategy definition and system development to operation and maintenance, in order to help you achieve global targets.

International SAP roll-outs in Japan face some very specific requirements: The Monthly Invoice, Electronic Payments (Zengin), Property Tax or Document Exchange. With Japanese suppliers and customers these can raise unique challenges. In addition, rolling out your SAP System from Japan to other countries in Asia, Europe or the Americas, not only involves a number of legal requirements, but the language and cultural differences can be a hurdle on both sides, which should be sensitively managed from the very beginning.

  • How to adapt and adjust a global template to local requirements?
  • What kind of rollout approach and project methodology supports a fast and efficient template localization?
  • Which kind of specific technical, organizational, functional and cultural challenges exist?
  • How to manage a global project with the existing time difference?

During the last few years, Westernacher has already supported a number of customers in Japan with rollouts for SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA and SAP EWM & TM solutions and knows about the individual Japanese requirements and implementation specifics.

Westernacher Consulting – Your partner in Japan

Westernacher Consulting Japan offers reliable and high-quality experience in SAP implementations in Japan, Asia, Europe or the Americas. If it is a rollout to Japan or from Japan to locations in Europe, Asia and the Americas – Westernacher Consulting is your best choice. With our office in Tokyo, we staff our projects with local as well as international, Japanese-speaking consultants to balance the cultural and linguistic approach in your headquarters and abroad whilst also offering an economic solution. Benefit from our experts and contacts both in your country headquarters, as well as in your target market.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.