Legacy data warehouses will be migrated into the new enterprise data warehouse
Consumer goods company Unilever and consulting, technology and outsourcing services provider Capgemini UK have signed a three year agreement for Capgemini UK to work alongside Unilever IT and business teams in delivering a major transformation programme.
The transformation programme will create its first enterprise data warehouse (EDW), providing real-time data on its customers, markets and operations worldwide to support decisions on all the company’s plans and activities.
Under the programme, legacy data warehouses will be migrated into the new EDW providing new data-mining and analytical tools to support Unilever management at all levels in achieving fast, informed and fact-based decision-making based on comprehensive and up-to-date data.
In addition, Capgemini will also deploy its Rightshore global delivery model on the Unilever programme and the Capgemini team working on the programme will be transferred from the UK and based at a number of locations around the world including Continental Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with a core support from a development centre in India.
Unilever Global Chief Information Officer Willem Eelman said the programme was one of Unilever’s top strategic initiatives, not just for IT but for the Unilever business worldwide.
"It will transform the way our businesses around the world access and use information, bringing enhanced insight and consistency. Capgemini was the natural partner for us given their strong global Business Information Management experience and understanding of our business," said Eelman.
Capgemini business information management global leader Paul Nannetti said Unilever is already one of Capgemini’s global customers and it is delighted to be working with Unilever to deliver the new and critical programme which aims to release the full power of information to the benefit of Unilever’s business.
"We look forward to applying our experience of global BI transformations to this programme combining our skills in technology, programme management and business consulting," said Nannetti.