PepsiCo Simba Deploy Sword Achiever's Integrated Business Management System to Ensure Food Safety Compliance Across their

PepsiCo Simba Deploy Sword Achiever's Integrated Business Management System to
           Ensure Food Safety Compliance Across their Organisation

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, January 22, 2013

LONDON, January 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The Challenge

PepsiCo Simba are leaders in the production of potato chips in South Africa.
With brands such as Lays, Doritos, Fritos and Niknaks the management and
ongoing improvement of quality and safety is key in ensuring their customers
are continuously satisfied with their products.

To this extent they went to market for a turnkey Business Management software
solution to ensure compliance in Food Safety, Quality Systems, Internal
Auditing, Training, Incident Management, Safety and Environment Controls in
conjunction with FSSC 22000 and ISO 14001.

The Solution

With extensive experience in the food and drink industry, Sword Achiever's
AchieverPlus was chosen to deliver their integrated business management
software solution to ensure quality and safety across PepsiCo Simba.

With the AchieverPlus Incidents and Accidents module, PepsiCo Simba have many
levels of categorisation of incidents capture, as well as the ability to
record details descriptions as to the nature and root causes of the incidents.
Non conformances can also be referenced against included ISO clauses, either
in terms of food safety or quality.

In terms of auditing, AchieverPlus allows safety inspections and audits to be
created, resources allocated, scheduled and viewed in the integrated calendar.
All personnel involved in the safety inspections are automatically notified
when the inspection becomes due, and at other important stages of the
lifecycle of an inspection. In addition, escalations and alerts can be created
to ensure important dates and milestones are not missed.Risk assessment /
metrics are included as part of audit programmes' scheduling.

To ensure compliance, the AchieverPlus Training and Skills module provides
PepsiCo Simba with the necessary control system for managing training
requirements. The escalation and notification for annual or recurrent training
programmes is provided either via a report view or search function provided
within the system. Training and skills requirements can also be associated
with job descriptions so that new employees are automatically directed to
undertake required training.

All AchieverPlus modules feature comprehensive workflows and out-of-the-box
business rules to create a fully functional application. As records progress
through their workflows, key personnel involved in the process are kept
informed automatically via email at various stages.

The Benefits

The deployment of Sword Achiever's Business Management software solution,
AchieverPlus, will allow PepsiCo Simba to:

  *Capture incidents for Safety, Food Safety and Quality and generate
    incidents related reports
  *Generate reports of incidents logged
  *Integrate actions / non-conformances automatically from the incidents into
    a Non-Conformance management system
  *Assign responsibilities and authorities to key personnel to approve
    changes or validate delays in approval
  *Detail progress on non-conformances, tracking outstanding responses
  *Schedule and track internal audit programmes, including risk matrices for
    relevant departments
  *Manage the training programmes and timeline by when training is due for
    all employees
  *Provide a framework for managing the Supplier Approvals of suppliers not
    covered by the PepsiCo Supplier Approval Process
  *Comply with the relevant PepsiCo specifications

About Sword Achiever

Achiever Plus from Sword Achiever has proven success, being used in a wide
spectrum of industries across the globe, for many years. These customer's
needs are as diverse as the industries they come from, but they all have
multiple Governance, Risk and Compliance demands placed upon them and the
common factor is the benefit gained from having a single integrated GRC
management system.

Achiever Plus provides a unified Governance Risk and Compliance platform,
across the enterprise, delivering governance through the application of best
practice, risk management through monitoring and automatically alerting the
business to highest areas of risk and cost, and adherence to multiple areas of
compliance management.

All this within a single integrated system that provides simple role-based
access, fast user take-up and effective transparency and control across the

For further information please visit or email . Ed Brandvik +44(0)208-232-1823
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