[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Juhayna Food Industries is investing $ 1.15 million into building a smarter computing infrastructure provided by IBM. This move is designed to improve business flexibility and efficiency as the organization ramps up for growth in the years ahead.

As one of Egypt’s largest dairy and fruit juice producers, Juhayna supports a list of clients through its 26 distribution centers in Egypt.

The company first earmarked the use of technology to support growth in 2004, when it applied an SAP system to centrally manage critical business processes. IBM is upgrading Juhayna’s IT infrastructure to support the SAP ERP and CRM applications that it uses for finance, personnel management, materials management, production planning, quality management and sales and distribution.

The company will use IBM DB2 database software running on IBM Power Systems with the AIX operating system and IBM XIV Storage System in a fully virtualized environment using IBM PowerVM.

The agreement was signed in late 2011.