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Nippon Express engages with the digital customer using the Sitecore Experience Platform

Business Situation

Aiming to become a more global company, Nippon Express had focused on growing its international sales revenue to 40 percent through the expansion to 481 locations across 40 countries. However, since the Asian market has rapidly expanded in recent years, the emphasis has now shifted to a more regional focus. As shipping companies are easily affected by client sales and conditions of the world economy, Nippon Express decided to create a new media platform called "Fun! JAPAN". As a goods market, its goal is to increase exchange between Japan and other Asian nations, while simultaneously supporting domestic clients.

"We implemented the Sitecore Experience Platform on Microsoft Azure to quickly pass important, high-level tasks through our PDCA (plan–do–check–act) methodology. The overwhelming support of consumers for our sites in such a short time frame is a testament to the efficacy and speed of PDCA."

Kazuya Ishida Business Development Manager, Nippon Express

Solution

Nippon Express decided to adopt the Sitecore Experience Platform (SEP) on Microsoft Azure for this new venture. The deciding factors were the simplicity of content management, which is the primary operation, the abundant set of features and the intuitive interface. Using SEP the company is able to roll out three to five articles a day on every site it manages. SEP makes this easy with WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editing. This allows Nippon Express’ operations manager, who isn't versed in HTML or other programming languages, to create and edit articles effortlessly. Mobile device optimization is as easy as setting the layout. This allows the company to manage all its content in one place, streamlining the process.


Results

Nippon Express has established separate websites by country for Indonesia, Malaysia and others, which focus on disseminating information on topics such as Japanese cuisine, technology and travel. It is difficult for one company to offer such broad information, update it frequently and offer numerous features, all while attracting customers. However, SEP enabled the company to make a site that is attractive for both Japanese sponsors and Asian consumers.

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