ONE Selects Google Cloud to Advance its Competitive Advantage and the Future of Digital Shipping
SINGAPORE, May 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Ocean Network Express (ONE), which has the sixth largest container ship fleet in the world, is working with Google Cloud to advance its digital transformation and data cloud strategy. Next-gen transportation company improves operational efficiency by running mission-critical SAP systems on Google Cloud, unlocking business insights and accelerating search time by leveraging data analytics services like BigQuery and improving employee collaboration with Google Workspace.
Scaling a robust SAP ERP system hosted in Google Cloud
As one of the world’s largest container shipping companies, ONE handles transactions with up to 14,000 customers in 63 countries every day. To manage them, ONE previously relied on an SAP accounting system hosted locally in each country on its legacy cloud platform.
To modernize its systems, ONE migrated to SAP S / 4HANA enterprise resource planning (ERP) financial software hosted on Google Cloud. The move from its on-premises infrastructure to the public cloud gives ONE the ability to scale its ERP systems from top to bottom to meet changing customer demands and data volumes.
ONE also integrates its SAP system with Google Cloud data analytics solutions to achieve a unified, real-time view of data across its global organization, enabling the next generation shipping company to better forecast demand. in the supply chain and make business decisions faster. .
Advancing a Robust Data Cloud Strategy
Plans to modernize its old data environment with a data lake using BigQuery are also underway and should be completed by the third quarter of 2021. This will allow ONE to consolidate and analyze data from its SAP ERP and other data sources to generate even more. business value of its data and advance ONE’s competitive advantage in the market
“Modernizing our legacy infrastructure requires a strategic overhaul of the way internal data is captured and processed at all levels of the business. By accelerating the use of data analytics to improve operational efficiency and forecasting, ONE can better respond to changing customer demands and data volumes. and make business decisions faster. Our move to Google Cloud is the realization of a centralized and intelligent system that allows us to act on the basis of reliable and up-to-date information to shape our data cloud strategy, ”said Kosuke wada, senior vice president at ONE.
Embrace Google Workspace across the organization to stay agile
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the importance of shipping for the flow of raw materials, fuel, food and medical supplies. Right from the start, ONE was able to minimize the impact of office closures and travel restrictions on its customers by using Google Workspace, including using Gmail and Google Meet to stay in touch with customers, suppliers and coworkers. ‘they work remotely or in the office.
Already in the process of deploying Google Workspace to its employee base of 8,000 people, ONE is able to provide seamless customer service from any device and ensure rapid responses to sales inquiries from shippers to close coordination of freight between ports and countries.
ONE is also able to protect employee accounts and company data by enabling security features such as two-step verification on Google Workspace. In addition, administrators use Cloud Identity Access Management to define access to work data on Google accounts, ensuring that data is kept secure on company-owned devices and providing flexibility to users when needed. .
“ONE is a testament to what companies can accomplish when they embrace the cloud to modernize and sustain their business. Their digital transformation with Google Cloud will allow them to measurably improve the quality of their decisions, process large amounts of data to achieve unprecedented goals. clarity and improve employee collaboration in this ever-changing work environment, ”said Ruma Balasubramanian, CEO of Google Cloud in South East Asia.
With its global headquarters in Singapore, Ocean Network Express (ONE) is a joint venture between “K” Line, MOL and NYK. The shipping company serves more than 14,000 customers in 63 countries, supported by more than 7,000 employees. ONE provides container shipping services to 257 container ports around the world. The company’s fleet of 224 vessels includes some of the largest container ships in the world, with a capacity of over 24,000 TEUs to carry high volumes of cargo. ONE’s vision is to be sustainable, resilient and a trusted partner for customers in providing global shipping solutions. The company won the EcoVadis gold medal in 2019 for its commitment to sustainable development.
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