BP's Liquefied Petroleum Gas business unit (LPG) has bought software vendor Kalido's data warehouse management system, Dynamic Information Warehouse (DIW).
It plans to use DIW to aggregate regional data received from some 30 enterprise resource planning systems and other operational systems.
DIW will provide a flexible enterprise data warehousing architecture for the unit's shared management information platform and will initially be rolled out to BP LPG's 11 country operations.
David Peralta, BP LPG programme manager, said: "The management information platform is all about providing team leaders with high-quality information for reporting and planning.
"The Kalido DIW will enable us to provide this business intelligence while surmounting significant technical challenges with much greater ease and cost-effectiveness than other approaches."
Kalido won a contract from BP Lubricants' Business Intelligence and Global Standards unit last year.
Andy Hayler, Kalido founder and chief strategist, said: "BP LPG runs on a mixture of Microsoft and Unix; its enterprise resource planning is mainly a mix of SAP and JD Edwards. It already uses software from Business Objects.
"Our software fits well [with BP LPG's existing structure] and is very strong at identifying change over time. It will help analyse business performance across functional areas including finance, marketing, supply and distribution and human resources."
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