Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited (Head Office: Bangalore, India; President and Managing Director: Dattatri Salagame; hereinafter referred to as RBEI) has concluded a basic agreement to start collaboration in SAP ERP-related business with TIS Inc. of TIS INTEC Group (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Chairman and President: Toru Kuwano; hereinafter referred to as TIS), a IT specialist with experience in technology which has cultivated for many years in supporting major Japanese companies in IT services and digitalization of businesses.

The environment surrounding Japanese manufacturing industry is becoming increasingly uncertain, with the global economic downturn caused by the spread of Covid-19. At the same time, the Japanese manufacturing industry is being urged to respond quickly to the wave of digitalization symbolized by the overcoming of the "2025 digital cliff" as put forward by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Consequently, RBEI is engaging in a business partnership with TIS, which has a local template for the assembly and manufacturing industries that optimizes the rich functionality of SAP S/4 HANA®, the de-facto standard for ERP products.

TIS Intec Group is a comprehensive IT service company that was founded in 1971 and now has around 20,000 employees which provides IT services in a wide range of industries and fields, from core systems that support business, to highly competitive applications and to the platform that forms the basis of the system. Among them, experienced in the implementation of SAP and ERP systems of many large Japanese corporations.

With this collaboration, RBEI will support the increased sophistication of management in Japanese assembly and manufacturing industries as well as their digital transformation and the acceleration of globalization. With the track record of TIS in implementing ERP for domestic manufacturers and its experience in handling Japanese corporate culture and business practices with RBEI's "MantHANA," the SAP S/4 HANA® template for assembly and manufacturing industries, customers will benefit from the best of both TIS and RBEI expertise in their transformation journey.

With regard to the collaboration, Takeshi Oga, Managing Corporate Officer, Chief Transformation Officer and head of Digital Ecosystem Business at SAP Japan commented as follows.

"SAP Japan welcomes the start of the collaboration between TIS and RBEI in ERP-related business for the assembly and manufacturing industries in Japan. I hope that "The ideal form of ERP implementation" (*Note: from "The Compass for the Introduction of ERP for Japanese Firms: Redefining ERP in Japan") will take root in the Japanese manufacturing industry through the collaborative scheme of TIS, which has supported the increased sophistication of group management and business reform utilizing SAP ERP solutions, and RBEI of the Bosch Group, which has a wealth of knowledge through applying the largest number of SAP solutions globally to the assembly and manufacturing industries."

Through this collaboration, RBEI will aim to accelerate the development of ERP business in the Japanese assembly and manufacturing industries and double the scale of its SAP-related business from its current level by 2025.

Outline of the business partnership

About RBEI's "MantHANA" SAP template for the assembly and manufacturing industries
MantHANA is a template for the assembly and manufacturing industries that is organized around SAP S/4 HANA®. It covers a wide range of business models in the assembly and manufacturing industries based on a track record of implementing diverse business scenarios around the world in SAP S/4 HANA®. Using this template reduces project risk and the introduction period by more than 30% compared to a usual SAP S/4 HANA® introduction project.

About TIS (
In addition to SI and contract development, TIS, a member of the TIS Intec Group, prepares a large number of service-type IT solutions including data centers and clouds. At the same time, TIS has also established a global support system centered on China and the ASEAN region, and is contributing to the growth of customers' businesses as a business partner of more than 3,000 companies in various industries including finance, manufacturing, logistics and services, public services and telecommunications.

About TIS Intec Group
About 20,000 employees of the TIS Intec Group work together to leverage our strengths to provide IT services that support the businesses of many customers in areas including finance, manufacturing, services and public services, both in Japan and overseas. As a mover using digital technologies, REBI will add vivid colors to the scenery of the future.

About Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions
RBEI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, is a world-leading global supplier of technology and services that provides one-stop engineering, IT and business solutions. RBEI is the largest software center of the Bosch Group after Germany with locations in India, Vietnam, Mexico and Poland, and has sales offices in Japan, China, the Middle East, Germany, the UK and America.

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