Japan tech unicorn Sansan to open Global Development Center in Philippines


Cebu center will establish an international-standard technology development environment to strengthen the company’s global product development

Sansan, Inc., a Japanese provider of cloud-based solutions that promote digital transformation (DX) and reshape how we work, today announces the establishment of its new cutting-edge Sansan Global Development Center in Cebu, Philippines. The Center will strengthen the development of Sansan’s product functions for global markets by establishing a global-standard technology development environment.

Sansan aims to accelerate its overseas product expansion, including its namesake sales DX solution Sansan and online invoice receiving solution Bill One, with a focus on Southeast Asia. Through its overseas subsidiary Sansan Global Pte. Ltd. (“Sansan Global”), the company has been rapidly expanding availability of the Sansan and Bill One solutions in countries including Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.

To accelerate its global ambitions, Sansan must increasingly respond to the needs of local customers in each country. This will require greater investments into multi-language support teams and development of unique functions in line with each country’s laws and regulations, systems, business customs, and workflows.

Fujikura Shigemoto, Executive Officer, Head of Overseas Establishment Team of Sansan, Inc., said: “We decided to establish Sansan Global Development Center, Inc. in Cebu to strengthen our product development for overseas markets. The Philippines is actively attracting and supporting global IT companies, and Cebu is known for its high-level IT education and large pool of talented engineers. The Center’s opening will let us strengthen regional recruitment of engineers and improve our development environment overseas.”

The Center is scheduled to open its doors in early 2023 with Mr. Fujikura. Under its mission of “turning encounters into innovation” and vision to “become business infrastructure” for companies around the world, Sansan will continue developing world-class products in both its home market of Japan and internationally.