Global RPA Collaboration Started by Mitsubishi Corporation, NTT DATA and everis

By Ralph Rio

Acquisition or Partnership

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), NTT DATA, and NTT DATA subsidiary everis Brasil Consultoria de Negocios E Tecnologia Da Informacao Ltda (everis Brazil), announced the start of their collaboration in global robotic process automation (RPA). In May 2020, the three companies began joint work in digital transformation (DX) in Central and South America. In addition to furthering this work for the MC Group's global operations, they now intend to leverage the customer bases of both the MC and NTT DATA groups to market the latter's WinActor robotic process automation (RPA) solution. With the MC Group's support, NTT DATA plans to distribute 5,000 WinActor licenses to companies and governmental institutions outside Japan by the end of 2024.

In December 2019, MC and NTT Corporation (NTT) announced a business partnership to pursue industrial DX. Among their early initiatives were a joint investment in HERE Technologies, a mapping and location-data service provider based in the Netherlands, and the establishment of a joint venture called Industry One, Inc. in the food distribution industry, an area in which MC specializes and has accumulated extensive knowledge.

During this business tie-up, the companies have pursued a framework to achieve a transformation from MC's business locations utilizing NTT DATA's digital technologies. Recently, along with the utilization of blockchain technology for trade procedures through the TradeWaltz platform, the companies are pursuing utilization of the WinActor robotic process automation (RPA) solution developed by NTT, and currently in use at MC Group companies, Mitsubishi Shokuhin Co., Ltd., and Metal One Corporation.

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