Grupa Żywiec has taken a decision on using BCC's outsourcing services in the administration and monitoring of SAP Exchange Infrastructure platform, one of the components of SAP NetWeaver platform.
SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI) environment ensures communication in the complex IT environment of Żywiec Group. The company's IT structure consists of SAP systems and other solutions used in the Group's units.
One of SAP XI functions is integrating SAP systems of Żywiec Group with the system used in distribution units of Żywiec Trade. Ireneusz Kubalewski, IT director in Żywiec Group, says: "By using standard SAP integration technologies SAP we eliminate the necessity to build specialized, complex interfaces between systems, which in a long term is reflected in reduction of maintenance costs".
The scale of the solution in Żywiec Group is proved by the load of electronic messages handled with SAP XI platform: over 20,000 daily. Under the contract BCC consultants manage SAP XI environment and constantly monitor the appropriateness of communication conducted through this platform.
"Żywiec Group is one of the first companies in Poland to use SAP NetWeaver components on a large scale. Maintenance of innovative IT solutions, which are often still intensively developed by the system's producer, is connected with a number of challenges for the IT department. Thanks to BCC’s support, SAP Expert Partner in SAP NetWeaver, we can take advantage of SAP XI platform without the necessity to maintain in the company specialist competencies one needs to manage those solutions " – adds Ireneusz Kubalewski.
Żywiec Group, whose main shareholder is a Dutch beer manufacturer – Heineken International Beheer B.V, is the leading beer manufacturer in Poland. Żywiec Group was established at the end of 1998, after merging Zakłady Piwowarskie Żywiec SA and Brewpole B.V. The Group consists of four main breweries: Żywiec, Elbrewery, Leżajsk i Warka, that own six plants and more then ten distribution companies. Thanks to the knowledge and experience of Heineken and the commitment of the group, Żywiec breweries are one of the most modern plants in Poland and abroad. More information: www.grupazywiec.pl