The Japanese manufacturer, whose customers include Mitsubishi, Ford and Volkswagen, contracted SoftExpert software to manage the Quality department at its recently opened factory in Alabama.
SoftExpert, a provider of software and services for automation and enhancement in business processes, regulatory compliance and corporate governance, has a new customer in the United States, where it recently opened an office. That customer is the recently opened factory in Jasper, Alabama, of Japanese multinational Yorozu Corporation, a manufacturer of automotive suspensions.
The multinational acquired the SoftExpert Excellence Suite, SoftExpert’s flagship software, to manage documents, control non-compliance and manage APQP/PPAP, among other activities, at its Quality Department.
Implementation will start with SE Document, a component geared towards managing documents and records. Next SE EQM will be implemented to manage enterprise quality processes. Finally, the SE APQP/PPAP Pack, which includes the SE Action Plan, SE Analytics, SE APQP, SE Asset, SE FMEA, SE MSA, SE PDM, SE Process, SE Project and SE Time Control modules will be included.
Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, Yorozu ended FY 2015 with consolidated sales of JPY 172.797 billion, according to results reported in 2016, and the company has over 7,250 employees worldwide. The multination’s customers include the world’s biggest automakers, such as Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Ford, Renault and Volkswagen.
This new client is reinforcing SoftExpert’s operations in North America, where the company also services clients such as the Smiths Medical, Fitesa and Dekalb multinationals. The company recently announced that it is opening an office in the United States which will be run by Kelson Lunardelli, who acted as SoftExpert’s CCO for 16 years.
SoftExpert also recently opened another international operation in Mexico. In total, the Brazilian company already has operations on every continent, totaling over 300,000 users at 2,000 organizations. In 2016, in the international market alone, the company did over BRL 12 million in business, accounting for growth of nearly 30% in relation to 2015.
Its internationalization strategy has been working: over the last 5 years, SoftExpert has achieved average annual organic export growth of around 30%. The company’s next goal is to grow its operations in Europe, Asia and North America, in addition to the G20 countries, focusing on reaching 2020 with export revenue making up nearly 50% of all revenues.
The SoftExpert Excellence Suite (SE Suite) is an enterprise platform for automation and improved processes, regulatory compliance and excellence in management.
Through automation and integration of various management levels, the SoftExpert product allows organizations to comply with key rules, standards, laws and international regulations that affect business operations, providing enhanced compliance resources based on best practices in each specific industry.
The product is currently used by customers of all sizes and in all kinds of industries, including manufacturing, government, pharmaceutical, hospitals and labs, financial services, high-tech and IT, education, energy and public utilities, logistics, retail and services.
There are 38 natively integrated models that make up SE Suite, forming the platform’s 12 main solutions: SE BPM (Business Process Management), SE CPM (Corporate Performance Management), SE EAM (Enterprise Asset Management), SE ECM (Enterprise Content Management), SE EHSM (Environment, Health and Safety Management), SE EQM (Enterprise Quality Management), SE ERM (Enterprise Risk Management), SE GRC (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance), SE HDM (Human Development Management), SE ITSM (IT Services Management), SE PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and SE PPM (Project and Portfolio Management).
SoftExpert is a market leader in software and services for enterprise-wide business process improvement and compliance management, providing the most comprehensive application suite to empower organizations to increase business performance at all levels and to maximize industry-mandated compliance and corporate governance programs.
Founded in 1995 and currently with more than 2,000 customers and 300,000 users worldwide, SoftExpert solutions are used by leading corporations in all kinds of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, life sciences, food and beverage, mining and metals, oil and gas, high-tech and IT, energy and utilities, government and public sector, financial services, transportation and logistics, and healthcare.
SoftExpert, along with its extensive network of international partners, provides hosting, implementation, post-sales support and validation services for all solutions to ensure that customers get the maximum value from their investments.