Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Adopts “AI WORKS” as its Personnel Database to Support Success of Employees

Promotes global personnel management to accelerate the development of overseas business and drives work style innovation by reviewing operational processes


[Translation of press release in Japanese]
Works Applications Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer: Masayuki Makino; hereinafter “WAP”) today announced the purchase of "AI WORKS HR Core", "AI WORKS Payroll", "AI WORKS Attendance Management", and “AI WORKS Talent Management” by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Osaka; President and Representative Director: Masayuki Mitsuka; hereinafter "Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma") to replace COMPANY HR Suite, which has been in operation since 2002.

  1. Build a flexible personnel database that meets the needs of domestic and overseas personnel management 
  2. Pursue improved productivity by operational process innovation to achieve enhanced back-office operations and reduced workload of all employees


06282.jpgMitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, founded in 1678, is one of the oldest listed companies in Japan with the core business in pharmaceutical products.*. Headquartered in Do shomachi, Osaka, the birthplace of Japan’s pharmaceutical industry, the company specializes in drug development, with its success in developing “Gilenya”, a multiple sclerosis treatment agent, and “INVOKANA”, a type 2 diabetes mellitus treatment agent, earning the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Drug Research and Development four times. It contributes to the health of patients all over the world through development of new medicines to meet the unmet medical needs, with the focus on priority disease areas, including autoimmune disease, diabetes and kidney disease, central nervous system disease, and vaccine.

AI WORKS promotes optimum assignment of global employees to accelerate the development of overseas business

In the rapidly changing environment of the domestic market for ethical drugs, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma invests aggressively in its overseas business to accelerate the global business development, with primay focus on the United States, the world’s largest pharmaceutical market. In such a situation, the company has decided to upgrade the existing system, “COMPANY,” to “AI WORKS” HR Suite which contains “AI WORKS Talent Management” in response to the growing needs for the personnel management system for the entire company including the overseas subsidiaries. Building the global personnel database enhances personnel management capabilities for efficient successor management of major domestic and overseas posts and optimum assignment of employees utilizing their expertise and work experiences.

Taking advantage of “AI WORKS” to promote work style innovation

“AI WORKS” is an AI-infused business application that leverages the operational log data and operational know-how which WAP has accumulated. “AI WORKS” performs input, visual confirmation, responses to inquiries, document generation and other tasks traditionally performed manually to improve efficiency. Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma promotes work style innovation by using “AI WORKS” to review operational process in back-office sections and reduce the workload of all employees.


About “AI WORKS” cloud-based ERP system

“AI WORKS” is an AI-infused, cloud-based enterprise software solution which combines functionality designed for large enterprises with productivity tools and advanced AI technologies. Based on our unique business model, “AI WORKS” offers business processes and operational know-how accumulated from more than 1,300 leading enterprises over the past 20 years. WAP continues to deliver standardized, out-of-the-box functionality designed for business requirements and practices of large enterprises of a wide range of industries and business categories. This allows our clients to implement their systems without customizing individual functions regardless of how complicated their business processes may be. “AI WORKS” learns and analyzes a huge amount of operational log data generated from daily operations using the AI (machine learning) technologies and offers every employee a personal assistant to promote transformation of companies’ business operations.


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Works Applications
Hanako Okada

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