Pernod Ricard

  • Distribution
  • Master data management
  • Product repository

A French company specializing in the manufacture and distribution of wines and spirits, Pernod Ricard asked Apgar Consulting to consolidate all the data recorded by its various subsidiaries.

Client

A French company specializing in the manufacture and distribution of wines and spirits, Today the group is the world's second largest in the alcohol and spirits market and has a presence in 80 countries. The company operates in a specific way because it was divided into 2 parts :

  1. The Brand Companies called the “BCs” in charge of the production and global strategies of brands.
  1. The Market Companies called "MC" in charge of the sale of brand alcohol.

problematic

Initially, the PR Ricard group had, for some years, had an EBX solution and benchmarks that applied to various fields. When we started working on the PR Ricard project, we found that the group was mainly made up of subsidiaries. However the implementation of a solution that would promote the management of their products had never yet been implemented. Indeed, as it consisted of different ERP each having its data system and its own version, it was difficult for them to visualize a product catalogue. The problem that emerged later was the following:

  • How to implement a solution to enable different affiliates to obtain the same product and catalogue information to put this information in one system?

Solution

In order to respond to their problems, we set up 2 solutions:

  1. Implementation of the “Product Engine” project corresponding to the MDM solution in order to centralize all the data of the subsidiaries of the group
  2. Implementation of a data flow management solution (data transfer) from the ERP to the repository and from the repository to the target applications that manage the data in production.

Objectives of these solutions

  • Return product information to one system for redistribution and reuse across the group and increase the use cases related to this data.

Earnings

Thanks to these solutions, the PR Ricard company was able very quickly to set up the following:

  • A product catalogue providing access to the whole range
  • Use of data for the company's website and the EBX solution
  • Improvement of business processes
  • Quality data: this data allows the Business Market (development of existing products and future products) to ask what has already been done? what date ?, is the product still sold?, what were the specifications? and what can be done this year?

Quality is not only provided by the monitoring and tracking of changes, but also by access and business rules called "Business Rules" that return cases of functional error

problematic

Initially, the PR Ricard group had, for some years, had an EBX solution and benchmarks that applied to various fields. When we started working on the PR Ricard project, we found that the group was mainly made up of subsidiaries. However the implementation of a solution that would promote the management of their products had never yet been implemented. Indeed, as it consisted of different ERP each having its data system and its own version, it was difficult for them to visualize a product catalogue. The problem that emerged later was the following:

  • How to implement a solution to enable different affiliates to obtain the same product and catalogue information to put this information in one system?

Earnings

Thanks to these solutions, the PR Ricard company was able very quickly to set up the following:

  • A product catalogue providing access to the whole range
  • Use of data for the company's website and the EBX solution
  • Improvement of business processes
  • Quality data: this data allows the Business Market (development of existing products and future products) to ask what has already been done? what date ?, is the product still sold?, what were the specifications? and what can be done this year?

Quality is not only provided by the monitoring and tracking of changes, but also by access and business rules called "Business Rules" that return cases of functional error