July 31, 2017 – This month CONA Services welcomed two new bottlers to our CONA family: ABARTA Coca-Cola Beverages (ABARTA) and Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England (CCNNE). Both new bottlers transitioned their existing operations and newly acquired territory onto CONA at the same time. This is an exciting first for CONA and speaks volumes to their commitment to the CONA solution and ability to manage business change. CCNNE brings manufacturing and distribution sites that support 7 states in the North East to CONA, while ABARTA supports distribution in most of Pennsylvania, parts of West Virginia, and Ohio. CONA Services is excited to have both of them on board and considers this a huge achievement, both for the bottlers, and the people from CONA who made this go-live a huge success.
While this was happening CC Consolidated quietly deployed its first existing operations onto CONA. This is a critical step to prepare for the deployment of the remainder of their operations in upcoming months. To complete the month CC United transitioned yet another manufacturing facility.
In all we had to move businesses and data from 4 existing IT platforms to the CONA solution in what has been one of the most intricate deployment weekend’s to date. Congratulations and thanks are due to the Bottlers, System of the Future, and CONA teams!