Britvic has signed a deal with Atos Origin to move to hosted applications.
The £15 million, five-year deal, covers all centralised back office systems at the drinks maker, including SAP and Siebel. Britvic manufactures drinks including Pepsi, Robinson’s Fruit Squash, Tango and 7-Up.
It follows a three-year application management contract signed between the parties in 2008, which covered the same applications in-house.
Britvic will pay for the hosted software according to usage, a move that the company expects to help it better plan and budget for services.
Rob Pritchard, IT director at Britvic, said the company needed “flexible, cost efficient IT systems that can support our business operations” and help the company respond quickly to peaks in demand for specific products.
Atos Origin will provide the work from the UK and India.