BP turns to Kalido for global information management

The lubricants division of oil giant BP has implemented latest data warehousing software from Kalido - the software company that...

The lubricants division of oil giant BP has implemented the latest data warehousing software from Kalido,  the software company that was spun out of rival Shell’s IT department.

BP Lubricants, best known for its Castrol brand of oils, is using the software to underpin its global management information initiative, Business Intelligence and Global Standards (Bigs).

The Dynamic Information Warehouse system, which uses a graphical user interface removing many of the management issues of data warehousing, provides standardised information and tracks the performance of different business functions.

During the pilot phase of Bigs, which has just been completed, the software provided management information from data collected from various company systems and helped BP Lubricants meet diverse local reporting requirements, said Mark Burrell, Bigs global programme director at BP Lubricants.

“The Bigs pilot is anticipated to be the first step in providing us with an integrated global model for consistent, transparent and accessible management information,” he said. “The flexibility of the Kalido software played a key role in the success of the pilot.”

Shell Services applied for a patent for Kalido in 1998 and the first commercial product was launched in 1999.

In 2001, Kalido was launched as a distinct company from Shell. Business users now include Unilever, Philips and Cadbury Schweppes.

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