Coca-Cola European Partners chooses Software AG as strategic partner to support its digital strategy

Darmstadt, 08 Apr 2019
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Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world's largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, has chosen Software AG's hybrid integration platform as a key enabler for implementing its technology and business transformation programme.

CCEP was looking for a single integration platform to meet current and future requirements in alignment with its API-LED architecture and cloud-first strategy.

CCEP was formed through the merger of three western European bottling companies in 2016, and as the company integrated three differing IT landscapes, it was looking for economies of scale and new business capabilities through a single integration platform.

A2A, B2B, API management, governance, maintainability and security were key capabilities for the CCEP integration platform, as was flexible licensing options to support both on-premises and cloud deployment.

"Total integration is fundamental to successful digitalisation," said Software AG CEO Sanjay Brahmawar.

"We see use of a holistic integration platform as a way to deliver new capability to our business and support our focus to deliver outstanding customer service," said Mark Raphael, Vice-President, Business Process and Technology for CCEP.

CCEP has been created to compete more effectively and drive growth across developed European markets, with a world-class production, sales and distribution platform. The Enterprise Integration Platform has been identified as a key enabler for the future CCEP digital strategy.

This first digitalisation programme consists of three project work streams:

* The Integration Platform Foundation;
* An Integration Centre of Excellence; and
* API MVP and governance.

Software AG hybrid integration platform has been chosen by CCEP as the Central Enterprise Integration Platform to enable this strategy.

Software AG

Software AG (Frankfurt MDAX: SOW) helps companies with their digital transformation. With Software AG's Digital Business Platform, companies can better interact with their customers and bring them on new 'digital' journeys, promote unique value propositions, and create new business opportunities. In the Internet of things (IOT) market, Software AG enables enterprises to integrate, connect and manage IOT components as well as analyse data and predict future events based on artificial intelligence (AI). The Digital Business Platform is built on decades of uncompromising software development, IT experience and technological leadership. Software AG has more than 4 700 employees, is active in 70 countries and had revenues of EUR 866 million in 2018.

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