ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Customer Snapshot: Overview
12.3 Million food products sold daily, found in 97% of American homes
ConAgra not only makes the food you love, it also takes food safety seriously from sourcing safe ingredients to implementing appropriate shipping and storage. ConAgra inspired hope for, and raised awareness of child hunger, which affects more than 16 million American children, during the 2012 Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
US$13.3 billion (2012)
Number of Employees
Hewlett-Packard and SAP Consulting
Line of Business
SAP Consulting, SAP HANA Accelerated Finance and Controlling rapid-deployment solution, SAP HANA Profitability Analysis rapid-deployment solution
Customer Snapshot: History
Customer Snapshot: Business Model
Customer Snapshot: Success Strategy
ConAgra has long used SAP software for its core business needs, and it looks first to SAP for any new software requirements. When the company approached SAP about its vision, SAP responded with the SAP HANA Profitability Analysis and SAP HANA Accelerated Finance and Controlling rapid-deployment solutions. The rapid-deployment solutions for SAP HANA promised to address ConAgra’s most urgent business processes – fast – and with speedy adoption.
The fixed price and scope of using rapid-deployment solutions for SAP HANA meant maximum predictability and minimum risk for ConAgra.
Enter SAP: The SAP Experience
ConAgra entered the world of in-memory computing, opting to start small using rapid-deployment solutions from SAP with the SAP HANA platform. With the help of the SAP Consulting organization, ConAgra implemented the SAP HANA Profitability Analysis rapid-deployment solution in four weeks and the SAP HANA Accelerated Finance and Controlling rapid-deployment solution in eight weeks, engaging Hewlett-Packard as the hardware vendor.
The rapid-deployment solutions for SAP HANA offered ConAgra a low-risk option to get started quickly with profitability analysis and accelerated finance and controlling tools without stress on its current environment. ConAgra saw this offer in SAP HANA as a strategic platform for innovation and accelerating key business processes to operate in real time.
Better Business: Benefits
Operating key business processes in real-time is measurable and has a ripple effect throughout ConAgra's core.
Better Business: Lessons Learned
Better Business: Run Simple
With SAP HANA, we have better insight into our data, and our financial processes run faster than ever before. With the rapid-deployment solutions, we were up and running in less than three months