HP Enterprise Services announced its multiyear agreement with Procter & Gamble to help provide an “Always On” operating environment that enables the consumer-goods leader to keep products moving on time. Under the terms of the agreement, HP will be accountable for the comprehensive systems reliability of critical P&G processes, such as manufacturing, procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, physical distribution and financial close.
“‘Always On’ isn’t just a concept; it’s a critical business driver for us,” said Filippo Passerini, Global Business Services Group President and CIO at Procter & Gamble, in an HP press release.
Additionally, HP will lead P&G’s Information Technology Operations Integration Service to drive transparency and consistency across P&G and its technology partners by providing standard tools, processes and an integrated dashboard. The new model is designed to offer P&G the ability to connect vendors easily and create a flexible environment that speeds innovation while reducing overall cost and improving quality for P&G.
“Increasing market share in today’s environment requires innovative business models supported by great technology,” said John Visentin, EVP and GM for HP Enterprise Services. “Through this landmark agreement, we will combine our knowledge of P&G’s business with the best of HP technologies to deliver business-focused outcomes that help P&G achieve its goal to reach its next billion consumers.”