HP enables P&G’s ‘Always On’ operating environment
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 30-Jun-2012
Procter & Gamble (P&G) has signed a multiyear agreement for HP to provide an "Always On" operating environment to keep its consumer products moving on time, from production all the way to shoppers' carts in the retail store.
The transformation to 'Always On' will include consolidating some of P&G's core technology infrastructure from a private model into a hybrid cloud environment using HP Enterprise Cloud Services and adding redundant security measures and processes.
"'Always On' isn't just a concept; it's a critical business driver for us," said Filippo Passerini, group president, Global Business Services and CIO at Procter & Gamble.
Under the agreement, HP will be accountable for the systems reliability of critical P&G processes, such as manufacturing, procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, physical distribution and financial close.
Additionally, by providing standard tools, processes and an integrated dashboard, HP will enable P&G to easily connect vendors and create a flexible environment that speeds innovation while reducing overall cost and improving quality.
HP will further automate, simplify and integrate the services it currently delivers to P&G. For example, HP's Finance and Accounting Business Process Outsourcing Services will digitize P&G's procure-to-pay process.
HP has supported P&G's infrastructure and applications environments, as well as some business processes, for more than eight years.