To help achieve superior sales execution, service, merchandizing and operations, the company depends on the Progress® OpenEdge® application development and deployment platform. Its biggest and most mission-critical system is the Pepsi Sales & Distribution (PS&D) system. Built on Progress OpenEdge in the 1990s to collect and process customer orders, its functionality has expanded substantially. Today it is used by 1,700 people, and the software handles all sales, dispatch, accounts receivable and warehouse management administration.
PepsiCo Russia benefits from OpenEdge’s high performance, low cost of ownership, reliability and adaptability for other locally and centrally deployed applications. At most of its plants and distribution centers you will find OpenEdge-based solutions. One example is the Marketing Equipment Management (MEM) system. MEM automates processes such as receiving, write-off, pick-up, installation, in-house transfer, and inventory control for all the cooling and marketing equipment materials for all Russian subsidiaries. One of the most recent additions was an application to support the EDI-based document exchange processes.