There’s no shortage of data in the utility industry. What is in short supply are experts who have the insider knowledge to help utilities thrive in the future by unlocking the full potential of their data today.
As the only full-service SAP consulting and solutions company focused exclusively on utilities, Utegration can position your company to capitalize on advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, smart grid technologies, IoT, and the future of customer experience.
Nov 2, 2021
For many years, utilities, energy companies and other asset-intensive businesses on SAP ECC have had to look outside the ERP to manage fixed asset accounting. Some core asset accounting functions were not delivered in the ERP—specifically, to construct, depreciate, and retire assets—so customers had little choice but to run an external asset accounting solution. In this scenario, the typical practice has been to move data from the ERP, into the external solution, and then back again to the ERP for posting to the general ledger.
Oct 15, 2021
According to Gartner, SAP is the worldwide leading solution provider for utility customer information systems (CIS), as well as the leading CIS provider with the largest total number of installed clients. SAP has over 4,500 utility customers globally with over 1,200 Industry Solution for Utilities (IS-U) installations. In North America, SAP currently has over 136 utility CIS customers. The main reasons investor-owned and mid-sized utilities select SAP for their CIS operations, they say, are SAP’s unique ability to handle comprehensive customer segmentations, multi-jurisdictional regulatory challenges and complex billing rate requirements.
Mar 25, 2021
As utilities move towards more digitization, the need for agility and the ability to solve complex business problems in a relatively short period of time has been ever increasing. Cloud platforms are built to help with some of these needs.
Dec 11, 2019
For years, utilities have asked why they can’t just integrate their advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solutions directly with their Customer Information Systems (CISs). In 2007, I thought the same way. I was then a solution architect working at SAP, implementing SAP Customer Relationship & Billing solution (CR&B) for large, complex utilities that were among the first to fully implement AMI.
Nov 12, 2019
If increased automation drives efficiency, it stands to reason that manual processes create inefficiencies—and a big opportunity for improvement. In the utility space, the continued use of manual processes in the regulatory reporting process has served to create a gap that is just aching to be filled.