Today, Huawei announced that it has replaced the legacy ERP system and launched MetaERP system, which is homegrown. Huawei made the latest announcement during the MetaERP Award Ceremony at Huawei’s Xi Liu Bei Po Village Campus in Dongguan, China.
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is the most critical enterprise management IT system. Huawei introduced the MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) II system in 1996 and later expanded to the ERP system with several iterative upgrades.
The old ERP system was the core system underpinning Huawei’s enterprise operations and rapid development for more than 20 years. It supported Huawei’s efficient business operations, which generate hundreds of billions of dollars every year, across more than 170 countries and regions worldwide.
In 2019, Huawei began facing increased external pressure and business challenges. Huawei decided to develop a completely self-controlled MetaERP system and launched it to replace the old ERP system.
This has been the most extensive and complex transformation project Huawei has ever undertaken. Over the past three years, Huawei has invested significant resources and assigned several thousand people to this project, while also working with industry and ecosystem partners to overcome related challenges.
Huawei says this is a new, future-oriented, ultra-large-scale, and cloud-native MetaERP system that has already gone live, replacing the old ERP system.
Currently, MetaERP handles 100% of Huawei’s business scenarios and 80% of its business volume. MetaERP has passed the tests of monthly, quarterly, and yearly settlements while ensuring zero faults, zero delays, and zero accounting adjustments.
“We were cut off from our old ERP system and other core operation and management systems more than three years ago. Since then, we have not only been able to build our own MetaERP, but also manage the switch and prove its capabilities. Today we are proud to announce that we have broken through the blockade. We have survived!” said Tao Jingwen, Huawei’s Board Member and President of the Quality, Business Process & IT Mgmt Dept.
The Chinese tech giant revealed that it has complete, full-stack control over MetaERP, which has been built with other Huawei systems like EulerOS and GaussDB.
Huawei has also worked with partners to incorporate advanced technologies, such as cloud-native architecture, metadata-driven multi-tenant architecture, and real-time intelligence, into the MetaERP system, significantly improving service efficiency and operational quality.
“Leaps in technology take a spirit of craftsmanship and years of experience. More importantly, it takes an open mind to drive leaps in the way we think. We wouldn’t have been able to build MetaERP without the support of our partners. Innovation is only possible with an open mind, and thriving is only possible when we work together.” said Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Rotating Chairwoman and CFO.