COTY Inc.

COMPANY: COTY Inc.
HEADQUARTERS: New York/Paris
SIZE OF COMPANY: More than 1,000 employees; more than $1B in revenue
INDUSTRY: Consumer packaged goods, house, health, beauty products
PRIMARY PRODUCT LINE: Fragrance and beauty products
NAME OF PROJECT: State-of-the-Art IT Integration Overhaul
PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To build a new integration architecture for worldwide supply chain management operations; quickly integrate the existing IT infrastructure with IBM’s and Unilever’s, without high costs and time constraints of manual coding; enter the services-oriented architecture (SOA) arena
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: iWay Software, Information Builders
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ROI: Company is SOA-ready; unified infrastructure can integrate easily with new acquisitions; closer to being a real-time organization; eliminated manual coding; net benefit of $8.1 million and ROI of 415% within two months