HR tech firm Emiritis transfers to ABeam in Indonesia and Thailand

06 May 2019 Consultancy.asia

ABeam Consulting in Thailand and Indonesia have picked up the Asia Pacific practice of Belgian headquartered HR and HR tech company Emiritis – expanding ABeam’s human capital management consulting capabilities to Southeast Asia.

The Indonesian and Thai subsidiaries of global, Tokyo-headquartered advisory ABeam Consulting have accepted a transfer of business operations from the corresponding country subsidiaries of Emiritis – a Belgium-headquartered human resources firm with lines in HR consulting, analytics and technology. The move sees ABeam expand its Human Capital Management (HCM) offering to Southeast Asia.

Self-described as offering a unique combination of niche expertise in HR Advisory & HR Tech, Emiritis was launched in Thailand in 2003, having since served clients such as Bank of Thailand (with a major SAP HCM and business intelligence upgrade), Asian Honda Motors (SAP HCM Implementation & Application Maintenance Services), and Siam Cement Group (SAP HCM Implementation) – the latter with a headcount of over 50,000 employees.

Founded at around roughly the same time (2005), the Thai branch of ABeam has since grown to include its own roster of high-profile clients (including the manufacturing conglomerate Bangkok Glass, which brought in the consultancy for a SAP-HANA implementation and support project last year), serving its clientele in areas such as digital transformation, management consulting and data analytics with the support of over 250 local consultants.HR tech firm Emiritis transfers to ABeam in Indonesia and ThailandFollowing the majority purchase of Singaporean data analytics firm LightStream at the end of last year, ABeam’s latest addition will again add to its service portfolio in Southeast Asia, this time with the expansion of its HCM offering. According to the firm’s website, the practice provides consultation on selecting, implementing or re-engineering a global HR services model as well as defining HR roles and implementing personnel management technology.

“Thailand is shifting to a digital age that requires organisations to digitalise talent information and integrate all HR processes efficiently,” said ABeam Thailand Managing Director Ichiro Hara, who has more than two decades of management consulting experience, including a four-year stint with Deloitte, of which ABeam was spun out. “It also requires close integration with ERP (enterprise resource planning).

Hara continues; “The expertise of Emeritis as the number one consulting firm in HCM solutions in Thailand, and that of ABeam Consulting results in a leading position as HCM and ERP integration solution providers.  Clients can now optimise the know-how and expertise of both resources for best business practices.”

ABeam in Indonesia – led by managing director Takeya Mochizuki, previously of PwC –  was meanwhile established in 2011, and last year entered into a strategic alliance with ICT and digital services firm Astra Graphia Information Technology (AGIT) – at the same time as ABeam expanded its operations in Vietnam with the launch of a new office in Ho Chi Minh City, its seventh in Asia and 26th worldwide.