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One of the world’s leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies, selling its products in over 180 countries. The Unilever of today has been created over many years of mergers and acquisitions. While these have enabled the Group to grow, they have brought with them complications, not least for the Group’s IT function, as it has had to address the challenges of bringing together disparate incoming technology platforms and applications.
The function's response has been to try to simplify its IT infrastructure. One important objective has been to transition to a single global SAP financial and management reporting platform, named Victory. We helped them achieve this goal, by reviewing the project underway to deliver Victory, before supporting a project turnaround and ultimately project managing it through to a successful delivery.
"Berkeley did an outstanding job. The key factors that made them successful were the rigour of their project management skills; their willingness to ‘roll up their sleeves’ to really understand the issues and deal with them; and the way they collaborated seamlessly and successfully with our people. We simply could not have done it without them."
Vice President of Finance Performance & Analytics
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Working on this complex programme was challenging, but very satisfying! Unilever were great to work with, and we had a strong team and a supportive steering group. Working on such a truly international project, with over 100 countries involved, was fascinating - whether it was hyper inflation in Zimbabwe, or week-long power cuts in Senegal, there was always something unexpected going on! Overall, I'm really proud of what the team achieved on this programme.
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