ABeam’s Indonesia arm aligns with AGIT on digital transformations

12 June 2018 Consultancy.asia 3 min. read

In an effort to enhance its digital transformation capabilities, the Indonesian arm of Japanese management advisory ABeam Consulting has signed a strategic alliance agreement with digital services firm Astra Graphia Information Technology. Meanwhile, ABeam has expanded into Vietnam with a new office in Ho Chin Minh City.

With close to 5,000 consultants working from 26 offices across 12 countries, the Japanese-headquartered ABeam is one of the largest Asian players in the management consulting realm, spun out of a Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu buy-out in 2003. Since then, the firm has pursued a course of international expansion, with an outlet – its seventh in Asia – launched in Ho Chi Minh City last week as a reflection of Vietnam’s rapidly developing economy.

In addition to organic growth, with the new Vietnamese branch joining bureaus stretching from the US and Brazil to Germany and the UK, ABeam has also forged a partnership path to enhance capacities and expertise in various service lines. In 2011, the firm forged an alliance with the Amsterdam-headquartered tech and management consulting firm BearingPoint, another ex-Big Four product; this time a breakaway of KPMG, while more recently ABeam has struck partnerships with artificial intelligence and data software firms Orbital Insight and Spotinst.

Now, ABeam’s Indonesian arm, which was itself established in 2011, has entered into the firm’s latest strategic alliance, agreeing to cooperate with the local ICT and digital services firm Astra Graphia Information Technology (AGIT), a member of the Astra International conglomerate – which, pulling in revenues of nearly $15 billion last year, is one of Indonesia’s largest listed companies. AGIT, in turn, counts SAP, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Cisco, Hewlett Packard and Dell among its many technology partners.ABeam's Indonesia arm aligns with AGIT on digital transformations“In responding to the business expansion of global and local enterprises, the strategic alliance with AGIT will bring clients more complete and robust digital transformation services, including IT strategy, process improvement, and various digital solutions. This collaboration will also make it possible to provide the right resources in a timely manner,’ ABeam said in a statement, highlighting Indonesia’s status as an attractive market for business expansion, with the world’s fourth-largest population and GDP growth forecast at 5.3%.

Takeya Mochizuki, ABeam Consulting Indonesia Managing Director, added; “Through this collaboration, ABeam will be able to provide a more robust team to help clients improve their operations and IT. This alliance will form a strong collaboration that will bring success to our clients and continuously contribute toward enhancing their corporate value.”

In terms of software partners, ABeam has in just the past weeks joined the ‘SAP Leonardo Partner Medallion Initiative’ as an initial partner, enabling the firm to accelerate the pace of its digital transformations through the SAP Leonardo Partner Industry Accelerator – which ‘combines a wide range of data possessed by companies with state-of-the-art technologies such as IoT, machine learning and Blockchain’ – as well as partnering with the Skywind Software Group for Skywind 4C, a real-time monitoring solution to be incorporated into ABeam’s Cloud service.