HP is taking down its partner order fulfillment system for almost a week in August and has warned its partners that no shipments will be going out. According to the company, the online ordering system won't be affected. HP stated it is making changes to prepare for the company split coming in November.
The company will be splitting operations into two companies, HP, Inc. and HP Enterprise to be able to adapt quickly to changes in the marketplace. The split was announced last November and ZDNet provided the details of the move by HP. Both companies will operate independently and be publicly traded.
While partner orders will be suspended, small consumer orders should not be affected. HP CIO Scott Spradley provided detail of the system changeover:
"Customers and partners will receive order acknowledgements and estimated ship dates beginning Aug. 7," said Spradley. "Beginning Aug. 1, customers and partners will begin to receive separate invoices from HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Customers will be able to get product from partners during this time, even though we are not shipping direct."
Major partners of HP are pleased the company is making the split transparently and keeping them informed of the transition.