Base Technologies: Nestlé

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2006-01-19 Print this article Print

Nestlé has the largest rollout in history of SAP software. Here are the pieces it started with.

For five years, Nestlé has been rolling out a standard set of software, to simplify and unify the way it manages its supply chain and operates back-office functions, like purchasing and invoicing. Its GLOBE project involves the largest rollout in history of SAP software.

Complete suite applications software MySAP.Com SAP
Database, support tools, middleware, reporting DB2, WebSphere, Mercator, Tivoli, MQ series IBM
Development tools, server operation system C++, HAMCP,CSM, AIX IBM
Desktop & server applications, developer tools Office suite, Server products, CRM Microsoft
Document management tools Documentum suite EMC
Data cleansing tools Athanor suite Similarity Systems
Firewall software Check Point Enterprise Check Point Software
Switch/communication software CiscoWorks Cisco systems
Output management Dazel Output Management HP
Problem management support tools Peregrine suite Peregrine/HP
Customer managed inventory/vendor managed inventory CMI/VMI EWR+ Influe
Network monitoring NetworkVantage Compuware
Data conversion, ETL Informatica suite Informatica
Testing tools VST tools Mercury
GLOBE program tool Nestool Nestlé/ FileNet
Client/server infrastructure security Symantec AntiVirus Symantec
High availability tool software Veritas Volume Manager Symantec
Managed firewall services Services BT Infonet
Client/server remote solution Citrix Citrix
Internet EDI Cyclone Interchange Cyclone
DCTM and Portal Sun Java Sun

Story Guide:

Nestlé Cooks Up A Global Supply Chain

  • One Supply Chain, 127,000 Products
  • Signed: Global Project Manager; Undefined: The Project
  • Project Plan: Finalized; Schedule: Not So Much
  • Drafting a Project Team of Business-Unit All-Stars
  • Standardizing IT: No So Tough; Standardizing Managers: Not So Easy
  • Project Costs: Capped; Project Schedule: Changed Again
  • Rollout: Fix it as You Go; Goal: Customer Can't Feel the Pain
  • SAP Project: Global; Computing Resources: Limited
  • Nestlé By the Numbers
    Player Roster: Who's Who Among Nestlé Project Planners
    Roadblock: Regional Managers
    Hurdles Overcome: Deploying a Common Global System
    Base Technologies: Nestlé
    SAP: Not Pretty, But It Did the Job


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