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.
Feb 7, 2023
Many of you reading this article may feel like you are faced with a challenging choice. We all recognize and understand the implications of our SAP third-generation platform reaching the end of mainstream maintenance on December 31, 2027. But in Utegration’s experience advising utilities facing this challenge, this demarcation also provides an opportunity to improve, transform, and make our business ready for the next decade or more!
Apr 29, 2022
Customer experience is on the move… literally! The boundaries of Customer Information Systems (CIS) are extending to include customer self-service, field service, and sales of new products and services. Utilities are seeing this transformation as they begin their CIS upgrade or re-platforming journey.
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.
Apr 14, 2021
Implementing SAP, or any major ERP technology, can be a daunting endeavor. But getting your data into SAP and validating that the data loads are correct doesn’t have to be.
Jan 27, 2021
For many Chief Security Officers (CSOs) at utilities and energy companies, 2021 heralds a slew of new data protection regulations – especially in the US with the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (CPRA) coming into effect. This makes the stipulations of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enacted in early 2020 even more stringent. Several other US states are following suit.