[Customer Story] SABMiller

January 20, 2015

SABMiller plc, which manufactures and distributes around 200 beer brands - from local beers steeped in tradition to well-recognized international names, including Miller Genuine Draft and Pilsner Urquell - has a history of strong growth and a portfolio of products spread throughout mature and developing markets. To support this continued growth, the business has launched an efficiency program aimed at improving its already effective brewing, manufacturing and distribution operations, with a focus on optimizing business processes, reducing costs and allowing local management teams to concentrate more closely on their specific markets (thinking globally, acting locally). 

For SABMiller, we implemented our BackOffice Associates Active and Passive Data Governance solutions to address its customer, vendor, material, and financial data. Collaborating closely with the SABMiller team members, we were able to capture their unique business rules around data and help them implement processes to ensure the data entered into their SAP ERP system was business-ready from the point of entry.

Key IT and Business Challenges

Simplify and standardize all business processes, namely manufacturing and distribution, procurement, finance, HR and commercials, and supply chain planning, which will allow local management teams to focus on local markets and reduce costs.

Begin a global efficiency program to include an SAP ERP rollout and an implementation of two data governance solutions from BackOffice Associates.

Highlighted Benefits

Consistent and accurate master data that supports operational processes, benchmarking, and management information; improved reporting; increased service levels; and time savings and reduced effort from automated data maintenance

Why BackOffice Associates?

With BackOffice Associates Active Data Governance, SABMiller users could be confident of the data accuracy from the start.

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