Colacem builds global growth with insights enabled by SAP and IBM

Published on 25-Apr-2014

Thanks to the insight from the Panaya Quality Management Cloud, we reduced the manual effort required for the upgrade by 40 percent.

Andrea Coccia, CIO, Colacem


Construction / Architecture / Engineering, Industrial Products

Deployment country



Headquartered in Gubbio, Italy and employing 2,400 people, Colacem is a leading manufacturer and distributor of cement and concrete products, producing more than 14 percent of all cement in its domestic Italian market. In 2012, the company generated revenues equivalent to USD824 million.

Business need
As construction materials company Colacem acquired new manufacturing units, the challenges of integrating operations, finances and information threatened the company’s global growth plans.

To manage, maintain and understand its profitability worldwide, Colacem implemented integrated SAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse solutions. With IBM’s help, Colacem cut the effort of a later upgrade project by 40 percent, reducing the cost by 30 percent.

With a clear view of the profitability of all domestic and international manufacturing assets, Colacem can reduce the risk of integrating new acquisitions and build its global growth.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

DB2 for z/OS, z/OS

Storage, Storage: DS8870, Storage: Storwize V7000, z Systems, z Systems : z Systems running z/OS, z Systems: zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12)

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