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| Asahi Arthur Andersen to Have 500 IT Consultants by 2001
March 10, 1999 (TOKYO) -- Asahi Arthur Andersen Ltd. will increase IT
consultants from the current staff of 100 to 500 by 2001 to enhance
its consulting services.
|With this move, it will increase its total number of employees from 300
"Our biggest problem in expanding the IT consulting service is a shortage
of staff. We will cover business consulting and project management for
this service, and other than that, we hope to cooperate with major vendors
in the introduction of systems," a company official said.
The firm integrated several IT consulting-related groups into one IT
business department in December 1998 as part of the effort to enhance
IT-related consulting. The separate groups were engaged in consulting
enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, supply chain management
systems and Hyperion Enterprise, a consolidated financial statement
application designed by Hyperion Enterprise Corp. of the United States.
It also will start an ERP short-term program for speedy implementation
with vendors in an attempt to expand the ERP-related business. In the
first place, the company revealed in February that it will start the
short-term implementation program of J.D. Edwards & Co.'s OneWorld in
collaboration with J.D. Edwards Japan KK and Compaq Computer KK.
Asahi Arthur Andersen's sales for fiscal 1998 ended in August 1998
were approximately 4 billion yen (121.60 yen=US$1), and it expects
to increase sales to 6 billion yen for fiscal 1999. It will increase
the sales ratio of IT-related consulting to total sales from the current
30 percent to 60 percent, around the level achieved by its U.S. headquarters.
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