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Base Technologies

No two technology setups are alike within PepsiCo—a situation that costs the company more in initial investment, maintenance and support than it has to. PepsiCo is trying to unify technology across divisions this year but hasnt yet chosen standards for all applications. A sample:

Pepsi-Cola North America

Technology

Product Description

Handheld computer

Norand 6100 from Intermec Technologies

Enterprise software

Oracle

Inventory software

Great Lakes Software CIMSPAD from Microsoft

Databases

Red Brick Warehouse from IBM; Sybase

Analysis tools

Various Cognos tools

Servers

HP 9000 from Hewlett-Packard

Frito-Lay

Handheld computer

Devices from Intermec and Fujitsu Transaction Solutions

Sales software

Custom systems

Enterprise software

Oracle financials and human resources; i2 supply chain

Analysis tools

Tools from Business Objects and Hyperion

Databases

IBM DB2; Oracle

Transportation system

OmniTracs and OmniExpress from Qualcomm; DigitalFreight from Manugistics

Servers

IBM 3090 mainframes, RS/6000s and various PC servers

Tropicana

Handheld computer

Fujitsu

Sales software

CMS-Pro from Interactive Edge

Enterprise software

Oracle 11i E-Business

Analysis tools

Various, including tools from Comshare and Hyperion

Transportation system

RT-2000 ReeferTrak wireless and satellite railroad monitoring system from StarTrak

Databases

Oracle; Microsoft Access

Servers

Digital Equipment VAX and Alpha minicomputers from Hewlett-Packard

Quaker Oats

Handheld computer

None

Sales software

Sales Enterprise and eConsumer Goods Sales from Siebel Systems

Enterprise software

Was SAP; now has reverted to custom-built applications

Analysis tools

PowerCenter and PowerConnect for Siebel from Informatica

Databases

Oracle 8

Servers

HP 9000 and HP rp8400, DEC Alpha and various Compaq PC servers from Hewlett-Packard

Pepsi Business Solutions Group

Data warehouse

IBM DB2 and UDB

Analysis tools

Hyperion Essbase

Pepsi Bottling Group

Handheld computer

Pocket PC 2002 from Symbol Technologies

Sales software

Mainly custom-coded in Java and Microsoft .NET C#; and eConsumer Goods Call Center from Siebel Systems

Enterprise software

Oracle GEMMS (modified in-house with PowerBuilder tools)

Human Resources

PeopleSoft 8

Analysis tools

Various, including tools from Business Objects, Hyperion and Informatica

Databases

IBM DB2; Microsoft SQL Server; Oracle 8; Sybase 10 and 11

Servers

IBM RS/6000 and 3090 mainframes; Hewlett-Packard Unix servers

PepsiAmericas

Handheld computer

PDT 8000 from Symbol Technologies

Sales software

Combination of custom-coded and RouteXpress package from Extended Technologies

Enterprise software

PeopleSoft 7 and 8

Databases

Oracle 8

Servers

HP 9000 from Hewlett-Packard

SOURCE: Baseline Research