Del Monte Foods cuts IT spend 35% with the help of Accenture
- Del Monte Foods' partnership with Accenture has cut IT spending costs by up to 35%, according to a company announcement.
- The cost reduction was in part from Accenture aiding Del Monte's migration of applications like SAP ERP Central Component system onto Amazon Web Services. The food company is also using the Accenture Cloud Platform for automated cloud services.
- The migration to the cloud allowed Del Monte to scale IT resources while only paying for computing resources it uses, to consolidate back- and front-office functions, and have a platform that can adjust to analytics and intelligent solutions in the future.
Del Monte Foods is heavily relying on the role technology plays to transform its produce business, from green beans to canned pineapple.
The partnership with Accenture fit into the food company's business strategy, including product differentiation, distribution expansion, and improving its supply chain for more agility in operations, according to the announcement.
Del Monte Foods named Chad Anderson CIO in 2018. Previously the current CFO Gene Allen previously served as interim CIO, and later SVP of business transformation, according to Allen's LinkedIn.
The move to AWS elevated the agility of Del Monte's operations and freed up resources, according to Anderson. One of the benefits of the migration was the company's ability to assess business outcomes like "ensuring the long-term health of our categories" in fruits and vegetables, said Anderson.
Correction: A previous version of this article contained information on the IT innovations of Fresh Del Monte Produce, a separate company from Del Monte Foods.
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