BearingPoint builds SAP ERP human capital management-based system for east Japan railway

by Editor 7/1/2008 3:18:00 PM
BearingPoint, Inc., one of the world’s largest management and technology consulting firms, announced today that it has established a new human capital management system for East Japan Railway Company, also known as JR East. The solution is built on the SAP® ERP Human Capital Management solution and has been running smoothly since its formal introduction.

JR East is the largest passenger railway company in the world serving 16 million passengers daily. Established 21 years ago, the company is now restructuring its operations to achieve further growth. Previously, JR East had managed human resources, payroll, social insurance and welfare data separately, distributing personal information across multiple systems. They needed a system that could streamline administrative work, provide better service to the employees and quickly adjust to personnel-system and organizational changes.

To address this need, JR East decided to deploy SAP ERP HCM and establish a new system to integrate its human resource-related systems. BearingPoint helped JR East merge the employee master data from its existing systems, build a new human resource portal for relevant departments to share data, and improve the Web service menus used by managers and regular employees to view and update information. This project involved completely replacing the existing dedicated human capital management terminals. Now, approximately 62,000 employees, including employees located at affiliated companies, use the new system, which is now one of the largest SAP ERP user bases in the Asia-Pacific region.

To establish the new system, JR East looked to BearingPoint for its experience and achievements in installing human resource information systems and providing business process redesign consulting. BearingPoint collaborated with JR East Japan Information Systems Company to develop the basic concept, define the system requirements, and design and develop the system. The two companies also worked together to provide support for smooth and stable operations, and conduct change management. On the advice of BearingPoint, JR East selected SAP ERP HCM because SAP and its products rate highly for reliability, functionality and technological superiority. JR East also took into account the compatibility of its current human resource processes and IT environment.

BearingPoint won the 2008 SAP Award of Excellence presented by SAP Japan in the category "Project Award", which recognizes project impact and innovation. The award for was given to BearingPoint for the new SAP ERP HCM-based system implemented at JR East, a project in which BearingPoint completed one of the Asia-Pacific region's largest SAP ERP HCM-based systems.

About BearingPoint, Inc.

BearingPoint, Inc. is one of the world's largest providers of management and technology consulting services to Global 2000 companies and government organizations in more than 60 countries worldwide. Based in McLean, Va., the firm has more than 16,000 employees focusing on the Public Services, Commercial Services and Financial Services industries. BearingPoint professionals have built a reputation for knowing what it takes to help clients achieve their goals, and working closely with them to get the job done. Our service offerings are designed to help our clients generate revenue, increase cost-effectiveness, manage regulatory compliance, integrate information and transition to “next-generation” technology. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at

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