HP Helps Molson Coors Move to Cloud

Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:45am EDT

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  PALO ALTO, CA, Mar 11 (Marketwire) -- 
HP Enterprise Services today announced that Molson Coors Brewing Company
is working with HP (NYSE: HPQ) to transform some of the brewer's finance
and human resources (HR) processes and systems in order to reduce costs,
increase efficiency and improve access to critical information. 

    Under the terms of the agreement, HP will support Molson Coors' migration
from regional support to a more cost-efficient and flexible HP cloud
environment that allows Molson Coors to quickly scale resources up and
down as business needs change. 

    HP's improved Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) platform offers clients
more robust workflows, while integrating tightly into enterprise resource
planning (ERP) systems to improve operational effectiveness. Molson
Coors' move to a cloud hosting environment via the new HP BPO platform
will standardize HR and finance processes globally to their corresponding
business applications. By better aligning processes and applications,
Molson Coors can easily expand into new markets more quickly and

    "In the evolving beer market, we look for business solutions that help
keep us nimble and flexible, so that we can focus on brewing great beer
brands for our consumers," said Gavin Hattersley, chief financial
officer, Molson Coors Brewing Company. "HP's expertise, along with a
scalable, secure solution, delivers the business process services we need
to stay competitive."

    Molson Coors will receive BPO services from a blend of HP global centers
of excellence located in Canada, Costa Rica, India, Poland and the United
States. HP's delivery model combines the power of HP technology with
experienced professionals around the world and an industrialized delivery
model to give Molson Coors greater flexibility and cost efficiency while
minimizing risks.

    "With top brewers joining forces to compete, it's critical for Molson
Coors to use the latest processes and technologies to drive even more
operational efficiency," said Dennis Stolkey, senior vice president and
general manager, Americas, HP Enterprise Services. "Under these market
conditions, Molson Coors will depend on HP as a trusted advisor to lead
its transformation to deliver world-class finance and HR services,
allowing the Molson Coors team to focus on what they do best."

    HP has provided strategic infrastructure support for Molson Coors since
2005, and finance and administration and HR services since 2008.

    HP's premier Americas client event, HP Discover, takes place June 11-13
in Las Vegas.

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