Diageo gives global ERP revamp to Accenture – News Review – Enterprise Resource Planning
Diageo gives global ERP revamp to Accenture
Diageo, which has brought the world such drinks brands as Smirnoff Guinness, Johnnie Walker, Baileys, Cuervo and Captain Morgan, is giving over its worldwide ERP systems to Accenture to design, build and run. No price was given for the deaf, but it is believed to worth several $ 100ms.
Accenture will deliver and support a suite or systems, including SAP and Ariba, the marketplace and supplier auction software, which will underpin Diageo’s core back office processes.
Accenture has reported strong growth in its outsourcing business over the past two quarters and has made a conscious effort to go after large contracts with annuity revenues, to replace some of its lost consulting business.
Last quarter Accenture grew net profit to $132m, on revenue up 2% when the company took $3bn in outsourcing bookings. It’s figures for the next quarter are out tomorrow,
Back in August Diageo signed a seven-year IT services deal with IBM Global Services for it to take over and modernize its IT infrastructure.
The deal, valued at around $ 1bn involves IBM getting Diageo onto a single operating environment, around a single help-desk facility, as well as consolidating servers and reducing the number of its processing centers.
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