Talend, a global leader in big data integration software, has provided a technological platform for standardized reporting and planning tasks at the Pernod Ricard Wine and Spirits group. TIMETOACT, an IT services provider, developed a comprehensive extraction, transformation and loading (ETL) system to integrate various data sources with the central data warehouse in order to create one master record of all files. At the same time, regular checks were done to verify the accuracy of the information used.
"We now have a single point of truth, which our management can use as a foundation to reliably control our German market activities," said Simon Hopkins, IT Manager at Pernod Ricard Germany GmbH. "We needed an easy-to-use solution that could integrate data from a host of different sources and quickly transfer that data to BI tools so that we could extract business insight. Talend offers just that with its intuitive, transparent graphical user interface. This allows our employees to immediately understand how the respective processes work, which, ultimately, was the main reason we chose Talend."
Another advantage of the new solution is that it provides a clearly-structured, consistent process, which helps Pernod Ricard achieve significantly higher performance levels. With Talend, data importing for a core report has been reduced from eight hours to 20 minutes. The company no longer needs to initiate the process at night in order to get results the next morning. Now they can immediately create new reports directly after changes have been made. In conventional annual and quarterly planning, current and target figures can be compared and analyzed within five minutes.
"We are very pleased that our technological platform and the solution developed by TIMETOACT has offered Pernod Ricard a standardized database for well-informed business decisions," said Harald Weimer, Managing Director at Talend Germany GmbH. “It was crucial that Pernod Ricard company controllers and other expert users could independently initiate processes using self-service functions, which was easily done with Talend. With self-service, Pernod Ricard's IT department can control their own destiny and make system updates as needed to address changing business needs.”
The TIMETOACT GROUP offers consulting services and IT solutions based on IBM software, Microsoft, Google software and open standards. The TIMETOACT GROUP consolidates six software & consulting brands: BLUETRADE, CLOUDPILOTS, edcom, novaCapta, TIMETOACT and X-INTEGRATE. The TIMETOACT GROUP currently employees 200 people in several locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Find out more at: https://www.timetoact.de/
About Pernod Ricard
The Pernod Ricard group is the second largest wine and spirits company in the world with a leading market position on every continent. The group employs more than 18,500 people in 80 countries, including 200 at the company headquarters of Pernod Ricard Germany in Cologne. As the German subsidiary of the international wine and spirits company, Pernod Ricard Germany boasts a portfolio of well-known spirits such as Ramazzotti, Havana Club, Absolut Vodka and Ballantine's. Find out more at: http://www.pernodricard.de