Mondelēz International optimally prepares IT systems for merger with SNP softwareMondelēz
Mondelēz had agreed to acquire Greek snacking company Chipita as part of the strategy to expand its snacking portfolio and geographical reach into the fast-growing markets of Central and Eastern Europe.Mondelēz were keen to gain an early view of Chipita’s systems to understand what they were set to inherit and plan how to incorporate the systems.Chipita needed to prepare a view of its systems for Mondelēz that would facilitate a speedy merger of the two companies’ systems. As the deal was not yet complete and under review by anti-trust authorities, it was vital for Chipita not to give away any sensitive information prior to the acquisition, as well as to follow masking requirements provided by anti-trust specialists.
High-level assessment of the existing Chipita ECC system using CrystalBridge™ Analysis to understand the extent of custom development, identify the processes, modules, application components in use, and scramble the SAP data from the cloned system with SNP Test Data Organizer (TD).
The Solution and Benefits
The SAP data was extracted from Chipita’s SAP source system into a clone system.
The project was approached in two phases. Firstly, an initial system scan of this cloned system was carried out, using SNP’s CrystalBridge® Analysis. SNP was able to analyze what data was in place in terms of size, usage and structure. Based on this, SNP presented the findings to Mondelēz, giving them a clear overview of the systems and confirming the approach.
Secondly, SNP’s Test Data Organizer (TD) masked standard and bespoke sets of sensitive data, as defined by all parties, within a temporary copy of Chipita’s SAP ECC system. This gave Mondelēz a hands-on view, without compromising their competitive position.
- Ability to gain valuable insights without losing competitive position
- Power to make informed decisions quickly as soon as the deal between the two companies had been concluded
SNP helped us with the pending acquisition to follow the confidentiality rules set by anti-trust specialists and to prepare the merger of the IT systems in the best possible way.
Ursula M. Kostal
IBS Senior Project Manager M&A at Mondelēz International