Foster’s Group

Leading Australian beverage company Foster’s Group 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.

“The target state for our enterprise architecture program is to have a single source of truth for critical business data worldwide. Informatica is an essential part of achieving that goal.”

— Michael Davis, Senior Enterprise Architect, Foster’s Group Limited

Business Need

Simplify business processes and information systems globally following a series of acquisitions, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs.

Establish a single view of trusted data to drive better decisions, compliance and customer relationships.

Challenges

Fragmented information environment made it hard to establish a single integrated view of operations worldwide and maintain efficient supply chains matching production with demand.

This led to higher IT costs because of the extra resources needed to operate multiple systems and consolidate and analyze financial and operational data.

Solutions & Results

Implemented Informatica to help consolidate data and improve its quality, establish consistent business processes and create a single source of business information across the enterprise.

Migrated business data from five systems to a single platform, creating more tightly integrated business processes.

Enabled fast, cost-effective consolidation of data warehouses, which 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

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.

Informatica Data Quality

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

Informatica Data Explorer

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

Success Stories

Access Health CT

Access Health CT drops uninsured rates by 50 percent

Citrix

Citrix uses Informatica solutions to gain complete customer insight on all products

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Informatica empowered scientific and clinical collaboration at this renowned cancer center by turning data into knowledge and facilitating self-service business intelligence