IN ONLY 15 DAYS PEPSICO WAS ABLE TO CONTROL METRICS MORE EFFECTIVELY, DRASTICALLY REDUCING THE COSTS WITH UNNECESSARY MAINTENANCE.
PepsiCo is one of the largest companies in the foods and beverage sector. The company brings together strong and market leading brands in 200 countries like Elma-Chips, Pepsi-Cola, Gatorade, Lipton and Quaker, as well as brands that are a daily part of the Brazilian people’s lives such as Toddy, Toddynho and Coqueiro.
In search for software capable of meeting demands by SOX and auditors to which Pepsico Brazil was being subjected for seven critical systems initially in up to 3 months, the company went in search of alternatives. The company also faced the challenge of adopting a solution with short term goals which also offered larger integration. For this, besides the development of a single software solution for the whole company, considering the varied system types and platforms, it was necessary to begin a change in the company’s culture.
Facing this challenge, Pepsico chose the Cerberon solution by Gaea Consulting. After a period of diagnostics and the adoption of the tool, a pilot was run with only two systems and the initial migration of all the systems established as critical by Pepsico’s directory board. In the first two weeks a much more effective control of the metrics was identified, enabling real numbers to be established for maintenance, control of emergency maintenance and system documentation.
In addition, Gaea provided an easy adoption of it’s methodology which was strictly followed with no difficulty by the development teams, both third party as well as in-house.
After Cerberon, the development and infrastructure management began to have control of all of the company’s maintenance systems. The development methodology and systems maintenance became part of the Pepsico’s IT culture.
The amount of maintenance was drastically reduced . Today there is substantial improvement in the quality of development for certain systems, due to the quality implementation of the documentation process established.