Edrington Partner with NTT DATA Business Solutions to Support their SAP Enterprise Systems
London, 22 March 2022 – NTT DATA Business Solutions UK&I, one of the leading SAP partners for the medium-sized market, is delighted to announce that Edrington, the international spirits company based in Scotland whose portfolio includes some of the world’s best-loved Scotch whiskies and other spirits, has selected NTT DATA Business Solutions to partner with them on their SAP licensing and enterprise support.
Founded in Scotland in 1861, Edrington and their brands reach people around the world. With a strategic focus on becoming the world’s leading builder of ultra-premium spirit brands their central focus leads with The Macallan, supported by Highland Park, The Glenrothes in the fast-growing Single Malt category, and Naked in the Blended Malt category. Their portfolio is completed with The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky and Brugal rum in the Dominican Republic.
Edrington engaged with NTT DATA Business Solutions via a tender process to source an SAP support partner who could help to align their core SAP enterprise systems with their growth aspirations. Edrington also required their chosen partner to provide business value outside of maintenance support activities. Edrington’s Enterprise systems are managed and supported on a Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure so it was important for the support partner to have experience of managed cloud platforms and cloud integration.
Euan Fraser, Head of Business Technology, Edrington, explained: “At Edrington we were looking for the opportunity to establish a strong relationship with an SAP partner with global capability who would keep our internal business processes running smoothly, leading to better outputs for both our manufacturing and customer service. We found just what we wanted in NTT DATA Business Solutions. It was also insightful that we had completed earlier SAP project work with them and we knew based on that positive experience we could work well together again.”
As part of the selection process NTT DATA Business Solutions UK&I utilised our it.engage methodology to demonstrate our SAP licensing and enterprise support service capabilities to Edrington. As a global strategic partner to SAP, NTT DATA Business Solutions is ideally placed to help Edrington get more from their SAP systems. NTT DATA Business Solutions will be providing SAP licensing and support for areas including ERP, trade promotion management (TPM), business intelligence, and human experience management amongst others.
Ben Foster, Sales Director, NTT DATA Business Solutions UK&I, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Edrington to support their SAP technology landscape. From our previous relationship we have an understanding of how their business works.”
Karen McLaughlin, VP Managed Services, NTT DATA Business Solutions UK&I, added: “We believe as our partnership evolves it is vitally important to keep Edrington informed. This SAP partnership isn’t just about resolving tickets! At NTT DATA Business Solutions we have a genuine mission to provide education and information to Edrington as part of our customer community. Through our unique support offering we can work closely to leverage Edrington’s investment in SAP and provide a solid commercial platform for the coming years.”
Edrington’s ownership model is unique in its industry. The origins of our company stretch back 160 years to 1861, when William Robertson founded the Robertson & Baxter company in Glasgow. One hundred years later, his granddaughters formed a charitable trust to own the business. Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel Robertson wished to use the future success of the family business to extend the support they had given to charities in their lifetimes. Today, Edrington’s principal shareholder continues to be The Robertson Trust, and the Trust has given more than £300 million to charities in Scotland.
Edrington’s strategy is to intensify their focus on becoming the world’s leading builder of ultra-premium spirit brands.
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