Plaut Consulting Completes Cost Management System At Anheuser-Busch Breweries

Plaut Consulting Completes Cost Management System At Anheuser-Busch Breweries

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 10, 1999–

Plaut Brings Business Process Improvement Capability to

World’s Largest Brewer

Plaut Consulting Inc. today announced that it has successfully completed an SAP(TM) software-based Cost Management System (CMS) for Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., a St. Louis-based corporation with subsidiaries that include the world’s largest brewer.

The state-of-the-art system was implemented in all 12 Anheuser-Busch breweries, enhancing the company’s ability to manage overhead costs and improve business processes. Strong collaborative development efforts among Plaut, SAP, and Anheuser-Busch resulted in a timely and successful implementation, creating a sophisticated Activity-Based Costing (ABC) system, based on a component of the SAP R/3(TM) Controlling (CO) module.

“We are pleased to have delivered a high-quality business solution for one of the world’s leading companies,” said Edward Williams, Plaut’s Midwest regional vice president. “At Anheuser-Busch, Plaut leveraged our 50 years of business management consulting and nearly 20 years of SAP software knowledge. The newly implemented solution includes custom-developed enhancements and is Year 2000 compliant.”

“We selected Plaut because of its strong reputation in the industry,” said Gary Franke, Anheuser-Busch project manager. “Because Plaut had major input into developing SAP’s CO-ABC module, we were confident of Plaut’s expertise in cost management software.”

About Plaut Consulting Inc.

Plaut Consulting Inc. is the U.S. branch of Plaut AG, the 53-year-old international management and technology consulting firm based in Austria that helps companies combine intelligent business management with information technology. Plaut delivers business solutions to forward-thinking companies in a wide range of industries and specializes in SAP software solutions and outsourcing. Plaut enjoys strong working ties with SAP based on a 17-year relationship. Headquartered just outside Boston in Waltham, Mass., Plaut Consulting also maintains offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, and San Francisco. More information about Plaut Consulting is available at http://www.plaut.com.

About Anheuser-Busch Companies

Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. is a St. Louis-based corporation with subsidiaries that include the world’s largest brewing organization, the second-largest U.S. manufacturer of aluminum beverage containers, and one of the largest theme-park operators in the United States. In addition to being the world’s largest recycler of aluminum beverage containers, the company also has interests in malt production, rice milling, real estate development, turf-farming, creative services, metalized and paper label printing, railcar repair, and transportation services.

SAP and R/3 are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners, and Plaut disavows any interest in them.

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