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IT Governance for world's largest Confectionery company and has a strong regional presence in beverages in the Americas and Australia

IT Governance for world's largest Confectionery company and has a strong regional presence in beverages in the Americas and Australia

Client

Client is one of the largest beverage companies in the Americas. They manufacture, market and distribute more than 50 brands of carbonated soft drinks, juices, ready to drink teas, mixers and other premium beverages across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Business Challenges

  • Multiple excel based tools for monitoring project pipeline and finance reporting; lack of data consistency in these excels
  • Difficulty in managing and consolidating various excels to provide project and finance reporting
  • Resource forecasting is the main problem area across application enhancements, RTB (Run the Business) and projects
  • Standardized process requirement for ideas, resource requisitions and Contractor on boarding and off boarding process
  • Project Management tool used in the organization was integrated with HP PPM for resource management process; lack of visibility on resource utilization and forecasting
  • Higher project control was required for managing project issues, scope changes and risks

Solution

  • HP PPM Demand Management Module was used for resource requisition process. HCL started with re-defining of the existing process and defined processes for idea, project, scope change and IO Request
  • Implemented the Demand, Project, Portfolio, Program, Resource, Time and Finance Management modules of HP PPM
  • Proposed the solution for resource forecasting for Run The Business (RTB) and Application Enhancements. Application Enhancements come from Peregrine Ticketing tool and are prioritized in HP PPM using Scenario Comparison utility of Portfolio module
  • Various other enhancements like Project templates, new reports, dashboard components, integration with SAP etc
  • Training to the 800+ users w.r.t to their specific roles and access

Business Benefits

  • Resource forecasting
    • Integrated resource forecasting across BAU and projects
    • Proposal & project staffing models help estimate labor budgets
  • Improved & streamlined project portfolio oversight
    • Single tool for reviewing project and resources
    • Pipeline Gantt charting based on live data
  • Improved & streamlined project & portfolio financial reporting
    • Automated budget and forecast roll-ups based on live project/proposal data
  • Streamlined contractor on-boarding
    • Extend workflow to include SOW generation, PO request and fulfillment, Starter Form processing
  • Portfolio optimization
    • What if” modeling of future pipeline

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