OSLO; April 18, 2018 – Orkla (OSL: ORK), a leading supplier of branded consumer goods, has chosen Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to build a technology platform based on SAP S/4HANA® that will serve as a flexible, data-driven, intelligent platform as a foundation for the creation of new digital services and further growth, as well as improved collaboration between companies.
The new platform based on SAP S/4HANA will help ensure that Orkla’s business processes are flexible and can be easily scaled. It will also support the company in deriving better insights from data for faster and smarter decision-making, helping Orkla meet the needs of its diverse, global consumer base, including enhanced customer support and getting new products to market faster.
“We’re investing in a solution that will serve as the basis for a complete digital transformation, increasing collaboration between Orkla companies and propelling growth,” said Jens Bjørn Staff, Orkla’s CFO. “We chose Accenture to modernize our technology platform due to our successful long-standing relationship and the combination of their significant experience both in the consumer goods industry and with SAP S/4HANA.”
Tonje Sandberg, Accenture’s country managing director for Norway, said, “As the consumer goods industry undergoes unprecedented disruption and change, companies must constantly adapt and evolve, and innovative technologies are a key to seizing growth opportunities. By implementing SAP S/4HANA, Orkla intends to seize a competitive advantage by more rapidly spotting and responding to industry trends and consumer demands in real-time.”
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Orkla is a leading supplier of brands and concept solutions to the grocery, large-scale household and bakery market in the Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as selected markets in Central Europe and India. Orkla is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and headquartered in Oslo. In 2017, the corporation had a turnover of NOK 39.6 billion and around 18,000 employees at the turn of the year. Visit Orkla at www.orkla.no.
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