Date Added: Nov 2009
Yamaha aims to achieve continued growth by redefining its businesses in the fields of musical instruments, audio, music entertainment, AV/IT and semiconductors, branding itself 'The Sound Company' and aggressively concentrating management resources. Yamaha began adopting SAP ERP in 2000 to standardize operations and unify data. To make efficient use of business information, it started using business intelligence tools from SAP in 2001. To support the new business plan, Yamaha upgraded to SAP NetWeaver BW to enable business analysis from a global perspective, and introduced SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator, an analytical engine that increases data retrieval efficiency, which runs on an IBM BladeCenter platform.