Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Among Cloud Top 500

Hanzomon PREX South 2F, 2-5-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo, x, 102-0083, Japan

81-3-3512-1400

https://www.worksap.com

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Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators

Works Applications, or WAP, is one of the largest ERP application vendors in Japan. Its flagship product HUE series, an ERP package that serves as the system of record by Japanese companies locally as well as Japanese multinationals that operate in different countries.

Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Recent Developments

In February 2021, Works Applications Co. announced the release of its AI ​​dialogue tool "HUE Works Suite DX Solutions Chatbot" - HUE Chatbot. HUE Chatbot is a chatbot developed by utilizing the AI ​​know-how cultivated at Works Applications Tokushima Artificial Intelligence NLP Laboratory from 2017. Equipped with Japan's largest language processing dictionary, it responds to the fluctuation of words, which has been a problem with chatbots in the past, and realizes highly accurate answers to inquiries from questioners.

In July 2020, Works Applications Co., a provider of various software solutions for finance, accounting, purchasing/procurement, and business process management announced that its product "COMPANY" series will be renamed as "HUE Classic". In September 2020, a cloud version of the product was announced named "HUE Classic Cloud" hosted on Amazon Web Services and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

In February 2018, Works Applications unveiled the purchase of “AI WORKS Expense” by Monex Group, as its expense reimbursement system. Monex Group has utilized its former products “COMPANY” series for years and decided to implement the “AI WORKS Expense” expecting the upgrade to “AI WORKS” Suite.

Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities

In June 2019, Works Applications Co. officially announced that it took an absorption-type split then spin off the department in charge of human resource business to a newly established company and transfer its ownership to SPC in possession of Bain Capital Private Equity, LP.

Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Customers in ARTW Customer Database

Leveraging a rigorous data-centric research methodology, APPS RUN THE WORLD asks the simple question: Who’s buying Works Applications Co.,Ltd. applications and why? And we provide the answers – supported by decades of research – to our clients around the world. Our Customer database has over 100 data fields that detail company usage of Works Applications Co.,Ltd. and other enterprise apps by function, customer size, industry, location, implementation status, partner involvement, Line of Business Key Stakeholders and IT decision makers contact details. List of Verified HUE series, ArielAirOne, HUE Works Suite, HUE Works Suite DX Solutions customers.

Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications

HUE series, ArielAirOne, HUE Works Suite, HUE Works Suite DX Solutions

Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Revenues, $M:

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Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Revenue Breakdown By Type, $M:

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Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Revenues By Region, $M

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Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Direct vs Indirect sales

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Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product

List of Verified Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Customers


No. of Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Customers: 2242

No. of Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Enterprise Applications Customers: 2242

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Works Applications has over 2,242 customers, of which 325 are some of the biggest corporate companies in Japan. Among Works Applications customers are TDK Corporation, Nippon Steel Chemical, Fuji Media Holdings, Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello, Taiyo Life Insurance Company, ITOCHU Corporation, Japan Airport Terminal Co., Bank of Fukuoka, Kanagawa Prefecture, JTEKT of Toyota Group, Kyocera Asia Pacific, Sapporo Holdings., and Toyota Administra.

Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions

In March 2021, Works Applications Co. announced that it will transition into a holding company structure through a company split method with effect from 1st April 2021. The rights and obligations of Works’ existing businesses, such as HUE AC series, Ariel series, HUE Classic series, as well as SaaS services such as HUE Works Suite series and HUE Works Suite DX Solutions series, and also the HUE SCM business will be succeeded to subsidiaries which are 100% owned by Works. The Company’s transition to a holding company structure will not cause changes to the previous policies regarding each business. The Company’s transition to a holding company structure will enable them to consolidate management functions and the group’s common functions, etc., into Works, thereby allowing them to be more flexible with our distribution of management resources.

In June 2019 Bain Capital is considering providing roughly 100 billion yen ($930 million) in assistance to embattled Japanese software developer Works Applications.

Works have been squeezed in recent years by growing development costs and a series of lawsuits. The company wanted to would spin off the department in charge of human resources and payroll management platforms, which are used by over 1,000 major corporations but Bain is expected to take full ownership of the new company in exchange for its assistance.

About 2,000 of Works' 5,000 employees would move to the new entity under the plan.

Works provide software for managing human resources and accounting, in addition to other products designed specifically for Japan's business practices. Its platforms, like Hue and Company, are used by 1,300 mostly large companies. Global expansion is expected to top Works Applications' agenda for the next few years as the vendor aims to build out its presence in the Asia Pacific and North America.

In October 2016, the company made a big splash at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago to showcase its AI Works to the North American audience. In March 2016 Works unveiled AI Works in China, a key growth market.

The goal was to use China as a template to help Works popularize the idea of leveraging a versatile ERP system to store, transfer and replicate domain expertise, business processes as well as industry-specific knowledge from headquarters to local operations. Works also have offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and India.

Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Risks and Challenges

In June 2019, Works Applications Co. officially announced that it took an absorption-type split then spin off the department in charge of human resource business to a newly established company and transfer its ownership to SPC in possession of Bain Capital Private Equity, LP.

With only a handful of customers in the United States, boosting the number of go-live customers in strategic markets like the US will be critical to its long-term success, while demonstrating the scalability and usability of its products for a wide audience.

Branding remains a challenge for Works Applications as it is little known among companies outside the Japanese business community. However, the vendor has made a series of strategic moves to bolster sales and marketing activities, while articulating its vision for US-based companies.

Works Applications Co.,Ltd. Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI

Works primarily sell direct. Its partners and affiliates include AWS for hosting, IBM for PureSystems, Nihon Unisys for systems integration, Oracle for Exadata integration.

Other partners and affiliates include Ariel Networks Incorporated, AIM Consulting, Legend Applications, Legend Applications China Holding, Connecty, Sekisui Business Associates Co., BOLD, and Fads Corporation.

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