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Although R/3 is a standard package, we can easily customize it to suit our particular needs.
Henkel, Hong Kong
Henkel is number one worldwide in treatment of metal
surfaces and the largest maker of products based on plant and
animal oils and fats. It also offers the world's broadest range
of high-quality adhesives, and leads the European market in
several product categories, including detergents, household
cleansers, and toiletries.
Spanning 26 companies and joint ventures in 12 countries,
Henkel Asia Pacific needed a standard IT solution that
supported multiple languages and currencies, with the
flexibility to accommodate country-specific requirements within
the scope of its "international data harmonization
It chose SAP's R/3 to manage all its principal business
functions worldwide. "R/3's internationality was what convinced
us. Also crucial was that, although it is a standard package,
we can easily customize it to suit our particular needs."
Implementation of SAP R/3 within Henkel Asia Pacific has
been fast-paced since beginning in late 1993. Hong Kong was
first, followed by Taiwan in May 1994. The rest of the region
will follow soon. All companies will use the FI Financial
Accounting, CO Controlling, MM Materials Management, and SD
Sales and Distribution modules, plus the PP Production Planning
component where relevant.
"It took courage on our part not to choose regional
software. But gaining standardized, comparable data from all
Henkel Asia Pacific subsidiaries more than justified this
immense project. Plus, SAP provides support throughout the
region, providing users with the necessary local