PepsiAmericas Inc.

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