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TMCNet:  P&G selects HP application support to power Always On operating environment

[November 16, 2012]

P&G selects HP application support to power Always On operating environment

Nov 16, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- HP Enterprise Services has announced that Procter & Gamble, or P&G, a consumer goods company, has selected HP application support to power its Always On operating environment.

The applications agreement follows a recently announced infrastructure technology services agreement. HP has supported P&G's infrastructure and applications environments, as well as many business processes, for more than nine years. Under the terms of the new agreement, HP will be accountable for most of the critical business applications used throughout P&G's financial and supply-chain systems, including R&D, inventory management, SAP enterprise resource planning, and business intelligence.

HP will integrate P&G systems-including those provided by other vendors-by supporting applications, databases, servers and networks to create a standard, reliable and transparent technology environment. As a result, P&G expects to enhance the quality and efficiency of its product supply chain, as well as its ability to be innovative-all while reducing overall operating costs.

HP Applications Development Services and HP Applications Management Services will enhance and align P&G's critical business processes in support of approximately 90 percent of P&G's mission-critical applications. These applications have extensive customer, supplier, retailer, distributor and consumer touch points via portals, real-time integration, mobile applications and e-invoicing capabilities. For example, HP developed and manages an application that gives retail salespeople access to customers' prior beauty-product purchases so they can better guide purchasing decisions.

The applications agreement gives P&G the flexibility to leverage the technologies and services recently awarded to HP as part of the first phase of the relationship renewal agreement. These agreements enhance capabilities and lay the foundation for future technology-such as business intelligence-that is core to finance, planning, production, shipping, and customer and consumer management. P&G will leverage HP's global delivery capabilities for enterprise applications, as well as HP innovation and local expertise at P&G's strategic locations.

"The supply chain is critical to moving forward the business of every consumer-facing organization," said Mike Nefkens, HP acting Global Enterprise Services leader. "HP will use its applications and technology expertise to help P&G deliver an efficient and reliable supply chain, so they can get their products to consumers-day in and day out." http://www.datamonitor.com Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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