Unilever has signed a deal with Capgemini to provide its global business intelligence platforms. The outsourcing company will work alongside Unilever IT to deliver a three-year programme to create an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW).
The EDW will provide Unilever with real-time data on its customers and markets.
Legacy data warehouses will be migrated to the EDW and provide data-mining and analytical tools. It is also expected to deliver significant sustainable cost savings both in IT and across Unilever business operations worldwide.
Willem Eelman, CIO at Unilever, said: “This programme is one of our 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.”
The Capgemini team working on the project will be led from the UK and based at a number of locations around the world including Continental Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and with core support from a development centre in India.