Since the company’s founding in 1892, Coca-Cola has grown to a $275 billion company. In 2020 Coca-Cola announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to standardize operations on Microsoft’s cloud. Here at OnActuate, we’ve had the privilege to work with some of the biggest bottlers in India for Coca-Cola. Discover the rich history of the popular soft drink and learn how OnActuate helped to enhance the bottling process with our innovative technology.
Founding of Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola was first created in 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia by John Pemberton. Before his passing, Pemberton sold the recipe and brand in 1892 which resulted in the founding of the Coca-Cola Organization. Throughout the decades that followed the creation of the beverage, Coca-Cola skyrocketed in popularity and cultural relevance all around the world.
From iconic commercials such as 1993’s “Northern Lights” that solidified the polar bear as an official mascot for the brand for years; to famous K-pop boy group, BTS as official ambassadors, references to Coca-Cola can be seen throughout pop culture, ensuring the company’s status as a global megabrand.
It is not just advertisements that make Coca-Cola successful, but the company’s constant commitment to be where the consumer is and staying on top of the latest technology to further the brand.
For example, on the consumer front, Coca-Cola’s national Sip & Scan campaign utilizes the latest in modern technology to encourage consumers to connect with the brand and earn rewards.
On the business side, Coca-Cola understood the need to modernize its business processes by moving to the cloud. It partnered with Microsoft for a cloud-based digital transformation to unify its many dispersed systems and bring its technology under one powerful platform.
Nowadays, Coca-Cola operates by working with over 225 bottling partners through more than 900 bottling plants worldwide to manufacture and distribute their beverages.
Coca-Cola bottling partners work closely with local vendors, such as grocery stores, restaurants and movie theaters, to execute localized strategies. These vendors then sell Coca-Cola products to consumers at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day. That’s why it’s important to ensure that every bottler representing Coca-Cola stays up-to-date on the latest technology to optimize business processes.
The OnActuate Bottling Solution
Coca-Cola has had an over 130-year-old journey from soft drink company to cultural icon. OnActuate may only be a decade old but has had an important relationship with Coca-Cola and its bottling partners over the years. We have had the opportunity to work with some of Coca-Cola’s biggest bottlers in India on digital transformation projects utilizing the power of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.
It all started with Coca-Cola India themselves, who needed a technology partner to produce complex Power BI reports quickly for them.
OnActuate then partnered with Ludhiana Beverages Pvt. Ltd. (LBPL) on a digital transformation project, originally migrating its highly customized Dynamics AX 2012 to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations. The project eventually evolved into a full-blown implementation across all functions. The result helped reduce LBPL’s customized system that was burdening the company’s processes by 17%.
We then partnered with other huge Coca-Cola bottlers from Moon Beverages Limited and Diamond Beverages (P) Limited (DBPL), allowing OnActuate to naturally develop a process that could be replicated. This led to our innovative bottling solution that leverages the power of Dynamics 365, developing industry-specific solutions, and offering expert services.
|Power of Dynamics 365||Solutions with Results||Expert Services|
|Utilizing Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain, we can ensure you keep your financial records accurate and updated, while your operations are efficiently automated and managed.||We developed repeatable solutions for some of the bottling industry’s standard business processes such as handling empty bottles, SGAs, bulk orders and quality checks.||Our team has expert knowledge and hands-on experience in implementing, upgrading, and managing technology for the bottling industry that you can trust.
Learn more about the OnActuate Bottling Solution and how it utilizes powerful cloud-technology to keep bottlers innovative, connected, and competitive.
The future of bottling
Despite global supply chain issues such as labour, transportation and container shortages, affecting many industries, consumers still desire for the same great products. OnActuate continues to support the bottling industry with our innovative solution so they can better serve their customers.
We recently partnered with Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd, India’s largest bottled mineral water manufacturer, on a digital transformation implementing of Dynamics 365 and our bottling solution. This partnership attests to the success of OnActuate’s bottling solution that can easily be replicated for other bottlers beyond Coca-Cola products.
OnActuate will continue to partner with bottlers around the world, improving the industry’s technology one partnership at a time.
OnActuate’s global team has extensive knowledge and experience in the bottling industry, making us a premier tech partner. Our trusted team of experts are available to walk your business through the entire process, keeping your objectives and goals in mind.
If your bottling operation is experiencing a bottleneck, contact us to discuss a digital transformation.