Ajinomoto stimulates cross-company innovation with S/4HANA
Japanese chemical company Ajinomoto has innovation in its DNA. So, it’s no surprise that when the group’s Belgian division wanted to focus more on Industry 4.0 and renew its ERP platform, they chose SAP’s next-generation backbone: SAP S/4HANA.
As a fully integrated custom development and manufacturing organization, Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services’ ultimate goal is to provide adaptive solutions, responsive service, trusted partnerships, and peace of mind to its customers. To adapt to future customer demands, the company needed to prepare its digital business process landscape for Industry 4.0. A new and upgraded foundation was a necessary step in Aji Bio-Pharma’s journey toward becoming an intelligent enterprise. “We wanted a future-proof platform that’s mature and reliable,” explains Bruno Flour, VP of Business Systems, IT and Operational Excellence Europe.
Improved insights in corporate processes
“The new ERP platform had to provide us with better insights into our business processes,” Bruno continues. “SAP S/4HANA provides us these insights, thanks to real-time analytics and clear dashboards. We decided to first implement these dashboards in our finance department, laying the foundation to analyse additional business cases and further innovate our processes. The entire project went off without a hitch, on time and within budget, thanks to the Flexso S/4 Conversion Factory.”
In addition to facilitating real-time analytics, SAP S/4HANA opens doors to innovation and offers several practical benefits that help organisations stay competitive in a rapidly changing business environment:
- improved performance;
- the possibility to incorporate predictive intelligence and machine learning into business practices;
- the modern, intuitive and user-friendly Fiori interface makes the platform easy to use;
- multi-device accessibility, allowing employees to use the platform from anywhere, at any time and on any device they want.