Although many people know Foster’s Group primarily for its flagship beers, this 160-year-old global beverage company owns a portfolio of more than 200 brands of drinks, including beer, wine, spirits, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Foster’s has operations on five continents, sells its products in more than 100 countries, and employs a workforce of 6,000 at the company’s vineyards, wineries, bottling centers, breweries, and distilleries in six countries.

Challenges

  • Simplify business processes and information systems globally after a series of acquisitions to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs
  • Establish a single view of trusted data to drive better decisions, compliance, and customer relationships
The target state for our enterprise architecture program is to have a single source of truth for critical business data worldwide. The Informatica Platform is an essential part of achieving that goal.
— Michael Davis
Senior Enterprise Architect
Foster’s Group Limited
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Results

  • Migrated business data from five systems to a single platform, creating more tightly integrated business processes
  • Enabling fast, cost-effective consolidation of data warehouses, which will provide easier access to business intelligence and help streamline reporting
  • Created consistent product and customer data across business units, increasing visibility into global operations
  • Provided more economical and scalable development environment, helping reduce size of IT department

Technologies Used

  • Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively, without hand coding.

  • Accesses mission-critical data and delivers it throughout the enterprise wherever it’s needed, on any schedule.

  • Achieves pervasive data quality for all stakeholders, projects, applications using a single, unified platform

  • Finds hidden risks, pinpoints structural issues, and stops quality problems from spreading in data.