Wines and spirits group Pernod Ricard has implemented theInformatica PowerCenter data integration platform in a bid to standardise its data collection and facilitate business intelligence reporting globally.

The maker of Jameson whiskey and Havana Club rum decided it needed to consolidate a number of disparate systems following operational changes and multiple acquisitions. It began by implementing a common enterprise resouce planning (ERP) system, and this resulted in a project to overhaul the company’s analytical tools region by region, with a common data integration solution collecting and sharing data across various applications.

The intuitive mapping capabilities within PowerCenter enabled fast migration of the Pernod Ricard company subsidiaries to the Informatica platform resulting in faster time-to-value.

Jean Chavinier, chief information officer at Pernod Ricard, said the company was able to process large volumes of data quickly. “This is essential for guaranteeing rapid access to Pernod Ricard’s strategic information,” he said, “and a large number of analytic applications will now benefit”.