Works Applications

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Works Applications
Traded as JASDAQ4329
(December 13, 2001 - June 15, 2011)
Industry Information and communication industry
Founded Heisei 8(July 24, 1996 (1996-07-24))
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Key people
Masayuki Makino (ja) ( Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer)
Takashi Abe ( Representative Director and Chief Operating Officer)
Ishikawa Yoshiro ( Representative Director and Chief Technology Officer)
Products Human Resource Management, Payroll and Financial Management
Services Online software
Number of employees
4,917 (Including subsidiaries)
(April 2016)
Divisions Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, Los Angeles
Subsidiaries Legend Applications Co. Ltd. 100%
Ariel Network Co. Ltd. 100%

Works Applications Co., Ltd. ( UK : .. Works Applications Co, Ltd ) headquartered in Tokyo, Minato-ku, is the largest ERP system manufacturer in Japan.[1] Its product AI WORKS is one of a kind AI powered ERP system which aims at high speed and usability in enterprise applications.[2] Work Application has business in the development, sales and support package system .[3][4][5]


'Works Applications product range includes enterprise software in area of Human Resource Management, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, E-commerce, Enterprise Communication and Report Generation. These products are collectively termed as AI WORKS, standing for High-Usability Experience.[6] Currently Works Applications market share is number 1 in Japan and accounts for more than 30% of companies using ERP systems.[7]

Since its inception in 1996, it has realized revenue growth in 19 consecutive quarters. Its customers include government agencies, major trading companies, manufacturers and other big companies from Japan and outside Japan. As of April 2016, it has more than 1100 companies as its customers.[8]


  • 1996
    • July - establishment
    • September - "COMPANY" HR Series officially launched
  • 2001
    • April - "COMPANY Web Service" officially launched
    • December - JASDAQ (OTC) market listing
  • 2002
    • September - "COMPANY Assignment & Project Management" officially launched
  • 2003
    • April - "COMPANY Knowledge information Potal" officially launched
    • May - HR product accounts for largest market share in Japan
  • 2004
    • May - "COMPANY" AC series officially shipped
    • June - "COMPANY Learning Management" officially launched
  • 2008
    • Established the advanced technology research department by the name of Advanced Technology & Engineering Division (ATE)
  • 2009
    • April - "COMPANY" SCM series officially shipped
  • 2010
    • May - "COMPANY" EC series officially shipped
    • September - Works Applications Ranked No 1 in "Great Places to Work Institute Japan" [9]
    • December - Works Applications achieves No 1 ERP market share in Japan
  • 2012
    • May - Shanghai office is opened
    • July - Singapore office is opened
  • 2013
    • May - New York office is opened for Sales
  • 2014
    • February - industry, academia and government joint research project / COMPANY Innovation Academy "Economic analysis of companies in the human resources allocation mechanism" announced
    • October - World's first AI powered ERP system announced by the name of AI WORKS
    • November - "LaKeel Messenger" by Works Applications officially shipped [10]
  • 2015
    • Los Angeles office opened to expand sales in US
    • India based IVTL (Infoview Technologies Pvt Ltd) consolidated with Works Applications [11]
    • 1st in the "Best Workplaces in Asian Region" rankings (2015 Best Workplaces in Asia) award [12]
    • My number management platform "My Number Keeping System Powered by Works Applications (MKS) " provided free of charge announcement [13]
      practical hands-on program, "Aix turn ship" start [14]


  • Ranked Best Workplace in Asia by The Great Place to Work Institute in 2016[15]

Having offices in Tokyo, Singapore and Shanghai and recruiting top talents from across the globe including China, India, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Taiwan, Works Applications was selected as "Best Company" among over 940 companies in 9 Asian Countries for Two Consecutive Years [16]

  • Good design award [17]

Works Applications designed product AI WORKS, which is one of a kind AI powered ERP system aiming at high speed and usability in enterprise systems won itself The Good Design Award in 2015.[18]

  • Think Big AWS Leadership Award

Works Applications was named a winner of Amazon Web Service’s "Think Big" AWS Leadership Award, presented at the AWS re:Invent 2014 conference in Las Vegas. This award honors Amazon Web Service business partners who embody the philosophy of devising grand ideas and focusing on long-term business results.[19]

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