Asahi Shimbun (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Kotaro Akiyama) reviewed its core system and decided to newly construct its ATOM system in order to enhance information transmission and sharing with various systems, ranging from personnel management and the payroll accounting system to a multimedia system. In recognition of the concentration configuration of the core system and its leading-edge application in the IT field, ATOM system was awarded the 2006 Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association Prize (in Technology). COMPANY by Works Applications Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “WAP”) is utilized in the system's personnel management, payroll accounting, in-company application procedures and attendance management and is already in action.
Asahi Shimbun utilizes a multi-vendor system to achieve a high-quality system
Asahi Shimbun utilizes a multi-vendor system, where different vendors are in charge of subdivided systems in the overall system design. In this system, each vendor can demonstrate its own unique characteristics for the assigned sub-system, resulting in a higher quality of the entire system. WAP’s COMPANY is utilized, especially in recognition of its installation record in personnel management and payroll accounting and its abundant functions.
Smooth information sharing and reduced development and maintenance costs have been achieved by COMPANY.
WAP's COMPANY is used for centralized management of personnel information for over 7,000 employees and for the development of payroll accounting, in-company application procedures and attendance management systems for ATOM Business. COMPANY provides easy access to various kinds of information needed by the personnel department and employees. It also contributes to the reduction of development and maintenance costs by pursuing general-purpose and standard technologies.