PepsiCo Selects SAP to Optimize Operations

Feature Article | June 9, 2004 by admin

As one of the world’s largest convenient food and beverage companies, PepsiCo manufactures, distributes and markets global brands such as Frito-Lay snacks, Pepsi-Cola beverages, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices and Quaker foods. To achieve maximum operating advantage from its combined businesses, the company sought a business solutions provider that would provide common enterprise visibility and operations while meeting the industry-specific needs of its diverse divisions. With mySAP Business Suite, PepsiCo will be able to streamline distribution and delivery, improve planning and forecasting, increase information transparency and link supply chain and inventory with customer-facing activities in a single, integrated process. PepsiCo will implement a full range of solutions from mySAP Business Suite, powered by the SAP NetWeaver integration and application platform. The implementation of the new system is over a multiyear timeframe for PepsiCo. Specific plans for prioritization and sequencing are under way.
“The adoption of a common technology platform is a significant step in the ongoing transformation of our business, which will drive efficiencies and effectiveness of our multiple operating divisions and portfolio of global brands,” said Indra K. Nooyi, president and chief financial officer, PepsiCo. “SAP is a well-respected provider to consumer products companies and offers us integrated technology and industry expertise to lower our cost of technology ownership and achieve our goals for growth and organizational efficiency.” Henning Kagermann, chairman and CEO of SAP AG said: “PepsiCo is one of the premier consumer products companies in the world, and SAP is extremely pleased to enter into a new relationship with such a well-known and respected global industry leader,” said. “SAP continues to establish itself as the industry standard of excellence for consumer products companies. We look forward to helping PepsiCo – and businesses of all kinds – leverage technology to achieve growth and innovation.”

Source: SAP AG

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