Procter & Gamble using Drupal

Procter & Gamble (P&G) is a Fortune 500, multinational corporation that manufactures a wide range of consumer goods such as Gillette, Ariel, Pampers, Duracell, Braun and much more. With annual sales in excess of $83 billion USD, they are the 8th largest corporation in the world by market capitalization. Guess what? They are using Drupal for a microsite at http://www.pgsupplier.com/. The site provides easy access to information for prospective and current Procter & Gamble suppliers. The site doesn't look pretty, but given Drupal's bottom up grassroots adoption, this could be a big deal nonetheless.

Pg supplier

Comments

Daniel Jackson (not verified):

Ouch the animating 'Announcements' hurts. Nonetheless every new high profile adoption of Drupal helps my business. Thanks

January 25, 2010 - 13:28
Anonymous (not verified):

This is not a very good Drupal implementation in my opinion. The use of tables and inline style is not appropriate. The block title bouncing back and forth is ridiculous.

It feels like a $50 oDesk implementation of Drupal. How sad for what could have been a nice showcase.

January 25, 2010 - 13:33
Kenny Silanskas (not verified):

This is a major step forward as Procter and Gamble really represent a market segment that Drupal doesn't dominate (yet). Retail sales. Sure, it's only internal but let the other businesses who do business on that site ask, "What is powering this?" and it could be game on. The community will have to step up (myself included) in a big way to meet that demand properly. I don't believe our current e-commerce options (UC, E-Commerce, X-Cart limited integration) meet the scaling needs of big retail. But like Dries points out, step by step.

Nonetheless, this is big press for our platform. :) Everyone involved in the development of this product from enterprise sales all the way down to the coder in his basement should be damn proud of even this small adoption. It goes without saying that, in addition to the retail arm of this, it also has another arm. Worldwide distribution. We like that.

January 25, 2010 - 13:42
Rob Dean (not verified):

Most likely has a great chance of winning worst looking site of the year. That is incrediably disappointing to see an organization with unlimited resources such as P&G, do such a careless job implementing Drupal.... This looks like something you would find on archive.org in the WayBackMachine. Was this site really made within the last 5 years?

January 25, 2010 - 15:50
Lior Kesos (not verified):

They're Israeli site, http://www.pgisrael.co.il/, runs Drupal as well and is a much nicer implementation (at least esthetically) -- unfortunately it's in a language that none of you know how to read but it is a nice implementation of multilingual Drupal and RTL based themeing.

January 25, 2010 - 17:13
JoepH (not verified):

This is not good advertisement at all for Drupal.
Instead it is bad news indicatiting that even Proctor and Gamble was able to create an appealing Drupal site.
Which of course is not true as we all know....

January 25, 2010 - 22:26
Lyemium (not verified):

I do not fancy this design to much. Especially for being the 8th largest corporation in the world I think this is a poor representation of their image.

January 25, 2010 - 23:46
Chris R. (not verified):

As an employee of P&G, you should be aware we have used Drupal extensively in the past 3 to 4 years. Most of these sites are internal facing only (I have developed 3 or 4 that are still used internally), but Drupal has gained a lot of respect for quick development and I guarantee you will see more from us in the future.

January 26, 2010 - 05:57
Otto Mora (not verified):

I was part of the team that developed this website. Drupal adoption withing P&G is growing. Both intranet and marketing sites are using it.

I do apologize for the ugly look, my boss and I were fighting to get our top level manager to agree to doing the project. Visuals were the last thing on our minds, basically the visual design is a port of what the old site looked like. The shaky announcements header I had nothing to do with! That was put in later after I left. :-P

I am a big fan of open source software and admire and respect Drupal. Our hope is that at least this gives the Drupal community a big name to brag about. Just say P&G uses drupal but don't show them the site ;-)

January 27, 2010 - 23:46

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