By Li Panpan
(JW Insights) May 23 -- Huawei replaced legacy enterprise resources planning systems with its self-developed one - MetaERP system- in its 88 overseas subsidiaries in 75 countries in just 15 hours on May 13, according to an article published on Huawei's online community for its employees Xinsheng.huawei.com on May 22.
Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei, said earlier that "ERP is not a small software, it is a world-class one developed entirely by us," according to a China Daily report.
ERP represents key software that underpins a company's business operations, ranging from accounting to supply chain management. It is widely seen as the most critical enterprise management IT system.
The move highlighted Huawei’s technological strengths and marked another victory for the company amid prolonged United States government restrictions.
The 88 overseas units were the first batch of Huawei's global branches to complete the switch to its in-house MetaERP, covering business sectors including cloud computing, devices, and information and communication technology.
The plan is to replace the legacy ERP system with MetaERP in all of its more than 200 overseas units this year in two batches, Huawei said.
Facing different customers, transaction scenarios, accounting standards, and tax differences in various countries, whether MetaERP can achieve global switching and support the regular operation of diversified global businesses is the key to MetaERP's comprehensive victory, the article said.