Deloitte and Nestlé collaborated on a modernisation programme to develop and maintain a data lake in the cloud, tearing down siloes and providing reusable data assets that can be used by all business functions.
Nestlé USA, a division of Nestlé S.A., the world’s largest food and beverage company, had multiple on-premises and siloed systems to store and manage its data. These unintegrated systems and all business functions operated in siloes, which led to multiple versions of duplicate data and non-standard key performance indicators and measures for reporting. The arrangement hampered collaboration between business functions and created an environment for multiple “versions of the truth.” Plus, Nestlé found it difficult to build an advanced analytical engine or unified reporting because of the additional effort needed to constantly aggregate data from the siloed systems.
Since December 2018, however, Deloitte and Nestlé have collaborated on the Nestlé USA modernisation programme to develop and maintain a Microsoft Azure Data Lake in the cloud, tearing down siloes and providing reusable data assets that can be used by all business functions, subject to data confidentiality rules.
“Deloitte, a key collaborator in our data and platform modernisation programme, has guided us with a data lake vision, strategy and roadmap. Bringing in a best-in-class cloud talent pool, Deloitte has helped Nestlé USA set up its data lake and implement a scalable cloud analytics solution that empowers our business to make data-driven decisions and become an insight-driven organisation.”
– Rosana Rodrigues, Business Intelligence & Analytics Leader, Nestlé USA