Offering in-depth knowledge, skills and best business-value propositions of a true SAP specialist

About Softes

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) became a buzzword about twenty years ago. The methods and concepts associated with it have rapidly taken hold across industries to the extent that the implementation and operation of ERP packages has been regarded as indispensable for optimizing management and business. Softes Co., Ltd. was established in 1997 during the early days of ERP in Japan, and over the past twenty years we have established a track record in providing consulting services for SAP implementation projects.

Business systems were once thought of as something that the IT department developed for the business departments, and that the business department would simply operate these systems. We took the approach that the best systems for business are built from a greater understanding of the underlying business processes, hence people on the business side must take a lead role in an implementation project. This led to the establishment of our “User Direct Methodology,” which has been hailed as a revolutionary approach. Business departments are now increasingly building their own systems instead of relying on the IT department. We believe that our skills, expertise and ideas as SAP specialists have enabled us to play a pioneering role in this necessary transition.

Furthermore, we have adhered to a number of principles since our establishment. They include being professionals and specialists always in possession of the latest expertise and skills based on a firm belief that SAP ERP offers the best solutions, being user-oriented in each and every situation and providing services for implementing business-friendly systems. And whether inside or outside our company doors, we aim to live up to our slogan of the “Best Solutions from the Best People.”

In addition to this underlying philosophy, we began holding a gathering of SAP users which we called the “SAP User Summit” in 2009 among our community of clients to provide a breath of fresh air to SAP users. In 2013, we established Softes GT Co., Ltd. to handle services for systems technologies and expanding into and improving our competence in new technical fields, such as mobile, cloud, and in-memory databases and computing. In 2016, we acquired certification for SAP Business One, an ERP for small- and medium-sized enterprises, and launched the same year our SAP Business One implementation service. Furthermore, to extend our services into Southeast Asia, we entered into a partnership agreement with Astrums Consulting Pte. Ltd., a consulting company specializing in SAP implementation and support based in Singapore and Malaysia. Through this partnership, we strive to meet the expectations of our clients and ensure future growth by expanding our range of services and country coverage.

Softes as a company focuses on “What is right” and not “What is common or generally accepted.” We provide practical and rational solutions by focusing on and sincerely addressing the essence of any problem. This thinking and approach enables us to provide more services with better quality to our customers.

Corporate Philosophy

We aim to contribute to the growth of our clients and strive for the physical and emotional well-being of our employees by providing quality services for mission-critical enterprise systems in order to improve the businesses of our clients.

Vision

To strive to be an internationally active firm that respects individuality and the quest for knowledge, provide original and high-quality business value to our clients and consistently develop business innovation for creating wealth and solid growth.

Services

◆ SAP System Implementation
Implementation of SAP systems based on our proven User Direct Methodology business approach
◆ SAP System Operational Support
Support services for daily operation, management and business process redesign, user training and education with the final objective of building an ideal business system
◆ SAP System Operations Outsourcing
Operation of SAP systems on your behalf so that you can free up your resources and concentrate more on your business
◆ Management and business consulting
◆ SAP ERP Solution Library

Corporate Profile

Softes Co., Ltd.
Founded September 1997
Capital 100 million yen
Number of Employees 109 (as of April 2016)
Main Business Activities Consulting services for SAP systems
Certifications SAP Service Partner, SAP Channel Partner,
SAP Business One Partner, AWS Standard Consulting Partner
Offices Headquarters (Hamamatsu Office): 4th fl., Entetsu Tamachi Building, 330-5 Tamachi,
Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture, 430-0944, Japan
Tokyo Office: 12th fl., World Trade Center Building, 2-4-1 Hamamatsu-cho,
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-6112, Japan
Group Companies Softes BSS Co., Ltd., Softes GT Co., Ltd.
Business Partners (in random order)
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List of Clients (in random order)

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Nintendo Co., Ltd., Topcon Corporation, Kracie Holdings, Ltd., Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.,IHI Corporation,
Toyota Industries Corporation, Roland DG Corporation, Sumitomo Joint Electric Power Co., Ltd.,Nidec Corporation,
SALA Business Solutions, Inc., GC Corporation, SEED Co., Ltd., Shofu Inc., Ushio Inc.,NEC Engineering, Ltd., Nikkiso Co., Ltd.,
National Institute for Environmental Studies, Azbil Corporation,Onkyo Corporation, Morita Corporation, Renesas Electronics Corporation,
Seirei Social Welfare Community, and others

History

1997 Sep. Established Softes Co., Ltd. in Wada, Kakegawa-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture by former Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. employees
Oct. Entered into a SAP ERP Installation Service Agreement (currently referred to as Service Partner Agreement) with SAP Japan Co., Ltd.
Nov. Entered into a Business Solution Provider Agreement (currently referred to as Channel Partner Agreement) with SAP Japan Co., Ltd.
1998 Jan. Established Softes SAP ERP Implementation Methodology (currently referred to as User Direct Method)
Apr. Started SAP ERP consulting service for accounting and logistics
1999 Jan. Started sales and maintenance of SAP ERP standard add-on library
June Moved headquarters to Tamachi, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
2000 Feb. Our customer, GC Corporation was awarded grand prize in 4th Information Systems Award sponsored by Nikkei Computer magazine
2001 Apr. Started SAP ERP basis consulting service
Sep. Started sales of web-based accounting document entry system (Rakuraku Accounting Document Entry System)
Nov. Established Tokyo office in Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
2004 Mar. Started overseas project service
Sep. Assisted in local rollout of global template (SAP ERP) for a multinational electronic component manufacturer
2005 July Moved Tokyo office to World Trade Center Building, Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo
2007 Jan. Published book: Innovate your Business by Implementing ERP through User Direct Methodology
Feb. Received 2007 SAP AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Service Partner Award from SAP Japan Co., Ltd.
2008 Apr. Started sales of IFRS-compatible New Lease Accounting Solution
2009 May Held the 1st SAP User Summit 2009
June Started our Operation Support Service
2010 Feb. Received 2010 SAP AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Service Partner Award from SAP Japan Co., Ltd.
Apr. Started sales of IFRS-compatible Asset Retirement Obligations Solution
Apr. Total number of SAP implementation projects reaches 30 companies
May Received certification from SAP AG for our Rakuraku Workflow Web System
Aug. Acquired ISO 9001 quality management/ISO 27001 information security management certification
Oct. Published book: Transforming Your Company with SAP ERP: An Introduction for Company Presidents
2011 Feb. Received 2011 SAP AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Service Partner Award from SAP Japan Co., Ltd.
Dec. Started SAP BPC implementation service and sales of SAP BPC installation template
2012 Feb. Received 2012 SAP AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: SAP Contribution Award from SAP Japan Co., Ltd.
Apr. Total number of corporate clients reaches 100 companies
2013 Jan. Acquired SAP RDS certification for SAP BPC installation template PSI Integrated Planning and Supply and Demand Adjustment Model
Feb. Established Softes BSS (specializing in consulting) and Softes GT (specializing in systems technologies)
Feb. Started AWSTM implementation service
2014 Mar. Received 2014 SAP AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Project Award from SAP Japan Co., Ltd.
2015 Apr. Started SAP System Operation Outsourcing service
Sep. Started business tie-up with K&K Solution Inc.
2016 Apr. Entered into a Channel Partner Agreement for SAP Business One
May Started business tie-up with SAP Partner Astrums Consulting Pte. Ltd. in the ASEAN region

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