Huawei has replaced the legacy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with its MetaERP system, over which it will have full control. ERP is the most critical enterprise management IT system, allowing efficient collection, storage, interpretation and management of information.
MetaERP currently handles 100% of Huawei's business scenarios and 80% of its business volume. MetaERP has already passed the tests of monthly, quarterly and yearly settlements while ensuring zero faults, zero delays and zero accounting adjustments, according to the company statement.
Huawei has complete, full-stack control over MetaERP, which has been built with other Huawei systems like EulerOS and GaussDB. Huawei has also worked with partners to incorporate advanced technologies, such as cloud-native architecture, metadata-driven multi-tenant architecture and real-time intelligence, into the MetaERP system, significantly improving service efficiency and operational quality. In a range of fields, including both ERP and PLM (product lifecycle management), Huawei aims to work with partners to build more efficient and secure core enterprise business systems that are not subject to any restrictions. Huawei hosted the MetaERP Award Ceremony to recognize the individuals and teams who made critical contributions to this project.
Why It’s a Big Deal for Huawei
Huawei introduced the MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) II system in 1996 and later expanded to the ERP system with several upgrades. The old ERP system was the core system underpinning Huawei's enterprise operations and rapid development for more than 20 years. It supported Huawei's efficient business operations, which generate revenues across 170 countries and regions.
However, following stringent US regulations over its products and services since 2019 and other economic headwinds, Huawei began facing increased external pressure and business challenges. The company decided to develop a 100 percent- controlled MetaERP system to replace the old ERP system — one of Huawei’s most extensive and complex transformation projects in recent times. Over the past three years, Huawei has invested significant capital and manpower resources in collaboration with ecosystem partners to overcome related challenges that arise with a future-oriented, ultra-large-scale and cloud-native MetaERP system that is already operational.
Tao Jingwen, Huawei's board member and president of the quality, business process and IT management department, said, "We were cut off from our old ERP system and other core operation and management systems more than three years ago. Since then, we have not only been able to build our own MetaERP, but also manage the switch and prove its capabilities. Today, we are proud to announce that we have broken through the blockade. We have survived!"
Meanwhile, Sabrina Meng, Huawei's rotating chairperson and CFO, said, "Leaps in technology take a spirit of craftsmanship and years of experience. More importantly, it takes an open mind to drive leaps in the way we think. We wouldn't have been able to build MetaERP without the support of our partners. Innovation is only possible with an open mind, and thriving is only possible when we work together."
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