Huawei successfully replaces U.S.-sourced ERP systems with self-developed MetaERP in overseas subsidiaries

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    25th May 2023 – (Beijing) Chinese technology giant Huawei has successfully replaced internal software management systems it once sourced from US vendors with its own in-house version in 88 overseas subsidiaries. The switchover to its self-developed MetaERP has been completed in the first batch of Huawei’s global branches, covering business sectors including cloud computing, devices, and information and communication technology. Huawei plans to accomplish the switchover in all of its more than 200 overseas units within the year.

    ERP software is used by companies to manage key business operations ranging from accounting to supply chain management. It is widely seen as the most critical enterprise management IT system. The global switchover to MetaERP, and its ability to support the normal operations of Huawei’s diverse lines of business worldwide, will prove to be an all-around victory, said the company.

    The move comes after the US Commerce Department added Huawei to a trade blacklist over alleged security concerns in May 2019. The move cut it off from a range of services and products, including ERP tools it largely purchased from US vendors. Since then, the company has launched a transformation project to guarantee ERP continuity.

    After three years of efforts, the company successfully piloted the MetaERP system in Malaysia in September 2021, and applied it to key subsidiaries including Huawei Technologies in July 2022. In January 2023, MetaERP successfully supported thecompany’s yearly settlements, representing a significant victory for the system.

    Huawei’s ability to develop its own in-house version of ERP software is an important milestone for the company. It highlights the company’s determination to reduce its reliance on foreign vendors and technology amid prolonged US curbs. The switch to its self-developed MetaERP in its overseas subsidiaries is a significant step towards achieving this goal.

    The successful implementation of MetaERP in the first batch of Huawei’s global branches is an impressive feat, considering the complexity of the project. The switchover to a new ERP system requires significant planning, testing, and training to ensure a smooth transition. The fact that Huawei was able to accomplish this in 88 overseas units in 75 countries is a testament to its capabilities and determination.

    The move also underscores the importance of ERP software in modern business operations. ERP software is a critical enterprise management IT system that enables companies to manage key business operations such as accounting, inventory management, and supply chain management. The ability to develop and implement a reliable ERP system is crucial for companies like Huawei that operate in multiple countries and business sectors.

    Huawei’s success in developing and implementing its own ERP system also highlights the importance of innovation and R&D in the technology industry. By investing in research and development, Huawei has been able to create its own software solutions that meet its specific needs and requirements. This has enabled the company to reduce its reliance on foreign vendors and technology, and to develop a competitive advantage in the market.