Discover the latest software purchases and digital transformation initiatives being undertaken by Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company and its business and technology executives. Each quarter our research team identifies on-prem and cloud applications that are being used by the 6000 Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company employees from the public (Press Releases, Customer References, Testimonials, Case Studies and Success Stories) and proprietary sources.
During our research, we have identified that Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company has purchased the following applications: Epicor ERP for in 2016 and the related IT decision-makers and key stakeholders.
Our database provides customer insight and contextual information on which enterprise applications and software systems Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company is running and its propensity to invest more and deepen its relationship with Epicor or identify new suppliers as part of their overall Digital and IT transformation projects to stay competitive, fend off threats from disruptive forces, or comply with internal mandates to improve overall enterprise efficiency.
We have been analyzing Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company revenues, which have grown to $686.0 millions in 2019, plus its IT budget and roadmap, cloud software purchases, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions for Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company intention to invest in emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain, Autonomous Database or in cloud-based ERP, HCM, CRM, EPM, Procurement or Treasury applications.
About the Customer
Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company engages in soft drink bottling and distribution. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Barcelona, Spain.
ECCBC operates in 13 countries in North and West Africa. Founded in 1997 as a joint venture between a Spanish Bottler Company and The Coca-Cola Export Co, the organization produces, markets and distributes world famous soft drinks including Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta, and Sprite. It has a turnover of over 600 million euros and employs 6,000 people.
Scope and Challenges
Rapid growth for ECCBC over recent years has created a number of business challenges based around central governance. With multiple types of software being used by different companies in the group, the company was struggling to achieve full visibility over the business from its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.
In addition, regional operations were changing processes locally and planning their own purchases.
Outcome and Implications
ECCBC has been an Epicor customer since 2003, using Epicor iScala for finance and supply chain management in 11 of its territories. In 2016 ECCBC continues to partner with Epicor to implement central purchasing and manufacturing processes, as well as financial data consolidation.
Epicor ERP will be initially rolled out in Ghana, with the technology expected to go live by the end of 2016. Seven other country operations will follow, including Mauritania, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Equatorial Guinea, and the Cape Verde Islands.
Cayetano Rodriguez, chief information officer at ECCBC commented, “As an international company, one of our core values, and a benchmark for our management model, is for business processes to operate efficiently, and uniformly. With our business growth across the region, we needed a flexible ERP solution that could be governed centrally but used locally by teams based out of our eight sites. Crucially, we needed access to accurate real-time business data that could be held in one place to provide transparency of operations across all of our local businesses.”
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