PepsiCo, Inc. Selects SAP to Optimize Operations

09/06/04 par La Rédaction 0

PepsiCo, Inc. Selects mySAP™ Business Suite to Support Business Transformation with Single Platform for Operational Excellence and Growth

PURCHASE, N.Y.SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) has selected SAP to provide the primary business platform to unify operations, standardize processes and increase efficiency across its divisions. The selection of mySAP™ Business Suite will provide PepsiCo with a common information systems platform to effectively integrate business processes across its enterprise. PepsiCo joins the growing number of consumer products and food and beverage companies that have adopted SAP® solutions to achieve operational excellence and competitive advantages.

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) has selected SAP to provide the primary business platform to unify operations, standardize processes and increase efficiency across its divisions. The selection of mySAP™ Business Suite will provide PepsiCo with a common information systems platform to effectively integrate business processes across its enterprise. PepsiCo joins the growing number of consumer products and food and beverage companies that have adopted SAP® solutions to achieve operational excellence and competitive advantages.

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.

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.”

“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.”

“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 Henning Kagermann, chairman and CEO, SAP AG. “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.”

“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 Henning Kagermann, chairman and CEO, SAP AG. “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.”

About SAP
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software solutions. SAP® solutions are designed to meet the demands of companies of all sizes—from small and midsize businesses to global enterprises. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver™ open integration and application platform to reduce complexity and total cost of ownership and empower business change and innovation, mySAP™ Business Suite solutions are helping enterprises around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. The unique core processes of various industries, from aerospace to utilities, are supported by more than 25 industry-specific SAP solution portfolios. Today, more than 22,600 customers in over 120 countries run more than 76,100 installations of SAP® software. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol “SAP.” (Additional information at <http://www.sap.com>)

About SAP
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software solutions. SAP® solutions are designed to meet the demands of companies of all sizes—from small and midsize businesses to global enterprises. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver™ open integration and application platform to reduce complexity and total cost of ownership and empower business change and innovation, mySAP™ Business Suite solutions are helping enterprises around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. The unique core processes of various industries, from aerospace to utilities, are supported by more than 25 industry-specific SAP solution portfolios. Today, more than 22,600 customers in over 120 countries run more than 76,100 installations of SAP® software. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol “SAP.” (Additional information at <http://www.sap.com>)

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