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Pepsi Base Technologies

By Mel Duvall Print this article Print

The choice of a new generation is rife with options. Will Pepsi prove itself to be up to the challenge?

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Base Technologies

No two technology setups are alike within PepsiCo—a situation that costs the company more in initial investment, maintenance and support than it has to. PepsiCo is trying to unify technology across divisions this year but hasn't yet chosen standards for all applications. A sample:

Pepsi-Cola North America
Technology Product Description
Handheld computer Norand 6100 from Intermec Technologies
Enterprise software Oracle
Inventory software Great Lakes Software CIMSPAD from Microsoft
Databases Red Brick Warehouse from IBM; Sybase
Analysis tools Various Cognos tools
Servers HP 9000 from Hewlett-Packard
Handheld computer Devices from Intermec and Fujitsu Transaction Solutions
Sales software Custom systems
Enterprise software Oracle financials and human resources; i2 supply chain
Analysis tools Tools from Business Objects and Hyperion
Databases IBM DB2; Oracle
Transportation system OmniTracs and OmniExpress from Qualcomm; DigitalFreight from Manugistics
Servers IBM 3090 mainframes, RS/6000s and various PC servers
Handheld computer Fujitsu
Sales software CMS-Pro from Interactive Edge
Enterprise software Oracle 11i E-Business
Analysis tools Various, including tools from Comshare and Hyperion
Transportation system RT-2000 ReeferTrak wireless and satellite railroad monitoring system from StarTrak
Databases Oracle; Microsoft Access
Servers Digital Equipment VAX and Alpha minicomputers from Hewlett-Packard
Quaker Oats
Handheld computer None
Sales software Sales Enterprise and eConsumer Goods Sales from Siebel Systems
Enterprise software Was SAP; now has reverted to custom-built applications
Analysis tools PowerCenter and PowerConnect for Siebel from Informatica
Databases Oracle 8
Servers HP 9000 and HP rp8400, DEC Alpha and various Compaq PC servers from Hewlett-Packard
Pepsi Business Solutions Group
Data warehouse IBM DB2 and UDB
Analysis tools Hyperion Essbase
Pepsi Bottling Group
Handheld computer Pocket PC 2002 from Symbol Technologies
Sales software Mainly custom-coded in Java and Microsoft .NET C#; and eConsumer Goods Call Center from Siebel Systems
Enterprise software Oracle GEMMS (modified in-house with PowerBuilder tools)
Human Resources PeopleSoft 8
Analysis tools Various, including tools from Business Objects, Hyperion and Informatica
Databases IBM DB2; Microsoft SQL Server; Oracle 8; Sybase 10 and 11
Servers IBM RS/6000 and 3090 mainframes; Hewlett-Packard Unix servers
Handheld computer PDT 8000 from Symbol Technologies
Sales software Combination of custom-coded and RouteXpress package from Extended Technologies
Enterprise software PeopleSoft 7 and 8
Databases Oracle 8
Servers HP 9000 from Hewlett-Packard
SOURCE: Baseline Research

This article was originally published on 2003-05-01
Contributing Editor
Mel Duvall is a veteran business and technology journalist, having written for a variety of daily newspapers and magazines for 17 years. Most recently he was the Business Commerce Editor for Interactive Week, and previously served as a senior business writer for The Financial Post.

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