Unilever is currently working toward one of its major goals to become driven by data insights in order to predict the future.
To do this, the global company has implemented a host of digital tools from Microsoft.
It is intended that these tools will “transform” the way Unilever is connecting people, making data accessible to a broader employee base and equipping them with the skills to analyse data and make better informed decisions.
“[The tools] can have obvious benefits, like increasing efficiency, but also an impact on topics that are central to our business, such as sustainability,” Unilever CIO Jane Moran said.
A few of the Microsoft tools Unilever have taken advantage of, include:
- Using IoT and intelligent edge services in the Azure IoT platform to enable its digital twin, a next general digital model of a physical environment.
- Using Power BI, a business analytics tool, to help employees visualise data in whatever way works for them to solve the problems they’re facing and generate their own reports.
- Utilising Microsoft PowerApps to allow employees to build custom apps themselves, without a developer.
- Moving to Microsoft Teams to set up a community for Dove factories where they can access energy usage data for all factories.