Company: PepsiAmericas Inc.
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Size of Company: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
Industry: Consumer packaged goods, beverage, tobacco
Primary Product Line: Pepsi-Cola, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Aquafina; distributes Lipton Iced Tea, Dr. Pepper, and Starbucks ready-to-drink coffees
Name of Project: PepsiAmericas Mobile Asset Tracking Program
Project Objective: To give all employees involved with customer relations accurate, up-to-date information; implement a mobile strategy to control devices; enhance pre-sale, distribution, and merchandising team cooperation and efficiency
Technologies Employed: Sybase Afaria, SQL Anywhere
Accomplishments/ROI: Able to update applications, automate device configuration, collect device status information, and send commands to erase data on lost devices; improved inventory management and forecasting; reduced costs