How Japanese Power Company JERA Increased Efficiency for Faster Decision-Making 1

JERA Co., Ltd., is one of the world’s largest power generation companies, born from the merger of the fuel and thermal power divisions of Tokyo Electric Power Company and Chubu Electric Power Company.

Notably, the company set up JERA Zero Emissions 2050, making it the first domestic energy company to take on the challenge of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from domestic and overseas operations to virtually zero by 2050. 

JERA set big goals — and leveraged Wrike to surpass them. The leadership team knew the company had to become more data-driven in order to become more efficient and effective. 

Through implementing Wrike across the company, JERA was able to transition from outdated, disconnected processes to a streamlined and standardized operation that uses data to inform critical management decisions. 

Time-consuming processes hindered decision-making

As JERA grew, the projects it undertook became more and more complex. However, the processes used to report to management about progress hadn’t evolved to keep up. 

Tomonori Sato, Manager at the ICT Planning and Governance Unit for the ICT Strategy Department, explained that the company relied on time-consuming manual data entry in order to gather the data required to make critical decisions. “In order to obtain useful data, the management department has to tally and process the data each time and report it, resulting in wasted time on their part,” said Sato. 

The JERA management team knew they needed to level up their work management software in order to keep up with the increase in project complexity they were experiencing. That’s where Wrike came in. 

Ease of implementation resulted in company-wide use

When JERA experimented with other cloud-based work management systems before landing on Wrike, it struggled with customization needs. With Wrike, on the other hand, the team could use powerful project management tools right out of the box without needing a months-long customization and implementation process. 

JERA managers had previously relied on Excel to manually input and calculate data that would help them make project management decisions. But with Wrike, they found a single platform for project work where they could input their progress information daily. This meant that project data was naturally aggregated over time, providing a basis for reporting that didn’t require additional manual calculations from team members and managers. 

How Japanese Power Company JERA Increased Efficiency for Faster Decision-Making 2

Wrike’s various features, such as Gantt charts and Kanban boards, meant that our project management software blew Excel out of the water. Managers and team members could instantly understand project progress without waiting for quarterly progress updates. 

With Wrike, JERA has become a more data-driven company, making decisions more nimbly and realizing considerable success. 

Are you intrigued by JERA’s success in implementing Wrike? Read the full case study to find out how your company can eliminate time-consuming processes and streamline with Wrike.