Ahmedabad-based consumer goods firm Zydus Wellness has signed on information technology services and consultancy firm Accenture to help its digital transformation.
The deal will see Accenture deploying the latest version of enterprise resource planning software of German technology giant SAP's S/4 HANA, according to a statement.
Zydus, a subsidiary of pharma giant Cadila Healthcare, is consolidating consumer packaged goods best practices from itself as well as Heinz India, which it acquired earlier, to operate as one unified business.
Accenture said that combining end-to-end infrastructure across all lines of business and geographies will give Zydus the ability to develop, test, pilot and roll-out innovations faster.
It added that the new platform has helped Zydus standardise and improve visibility and operational efficiency across its business.
“Following the acquisition of Heinz India, we needed to move quickly to integrate processes and information from both companies into one future-ready platform before our peak sales season,” Tarun Arora, Zydus Wellness’ chief executive officer said.
For the system migration, Accenture deployed its digital platform dubbed 'myConcerto' that helps to integrate SAP solutions and technologies for faster implementation. The programme was completed within four months, with minimal disruption to the day-to-day running of the business and ahead of the company’s peak sales season, the company added.
“Implementing SAP S/4HANA as part of this transformation initiative shows Zydus Wellness’ commitment to becoming a truly intelligent enterprise to bring innovation to market, maximise its business performance and operate even more efficiently," Manish Gupta, a managing director at Accenture who leads its consumer goods and services practice in India said.
Early this week Accenture named Sanjeev Vohra as the global lead of Accenture Applied Intelligence as well as a member of the Accenture global management committee. Vohra had served as a senior managing director and the chief strategy officer for the company and oversaw business strategy and investments, including ventures and acquisitions.
In May, Accenture had acquired Ahmedabad-based Byte Prophecy, an automated insights and big data analytics company, to power its enterprise-scale artificial intelligence and digital analytics capabilities.