CEMEX

CEMEX is the world’s leading supplier of ready-mix concrete and the third-largest manufacturer of cement, producing nearly 10 million tons of cement each year for customers in 50 countries.

“Informatica PowerCenter is the only solution that offered us the unique combination of universal data access, high performance, and data movement flexibility that we needed to implement a global data synchronization system across a heterogeneous infrastructure.”

— Nelson Enriquez, Chief IT Architect, CEMEX

Business Need

As it grows business across 50 countries worldwide, CEMEX needed to apply its expertise to extracting and integrating disparate ingredients to another raw material—its enterprise data.

CEMEX’s $5.8 billion acquisition of RMC Group positioned CEMEX as the worldwide leader in ready-mix concrete and deepened its presence in Europe—but its success hinged on integrating the data.

Challenges

Migrate data from 30+ J.D. Edwards and legacy instances to SAP.

Migrate data from RMC SAP platform to a new SAP instances customized to CEMEX processes.

Build 150 interfaces to enable near real-time and batch synchronization.

Bidirectionally synchronize front-office operational data with back-office SAP.

Solutions & Results

CEMEX standardized on Informatica to create a standardized integration foundation for a unified global data architecture, based on a single instance of SAP.

Solution led to 80% increase in developer productivity

Saved millions of dollars in labor expenses over several years in reduced development time.

Shortened time to value by many months.

Ensured end-to-end data integrity.

Technologies Used

Informatica PowerCenter

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

Informatica PowerExchange

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

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