“I’ve worked with a lot of utilities,” explained Jerry Cavalieri, CEO of consulting firm HPC America, “and it’s rare to have as many branches as the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) has.” The nonprofit entity serves 50,000 customers across the 27,000-square-mile Navajo Nation with electric, gas, water, wastewater, telecom, and solar offerings. “The ERP has to serve multiple utilities, each with different requirements from billing to work management,” Cavalieri said. “The NTUA has managed that complexity with a relatively small staff for years.”
Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) is the most comprehensive utility service provider in Florida, with operations that span electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications. The utility company was beginning to transition to one shared SAP ERP system, and it had been managing its inventory system with best practices and processes in place.
Disruptive business models have quickly become the “new normal” in the utility space. Just a few of the forces shaping today’s energy landscape: customers playing a more active role in how they consume and manage their energy, advancing digital technologies risk leaving some companies behind, and data and analytics helping to form actionable insights. Utility organizations must digitize their business processes to succeed.
After extensive research and intricate vetting with the help of an expert panel, the SAP for Utilities team uncovered leading success stories and insights to unlock solutions to these major industry challenges. Here’s a look at the innovation occurring within the utility industry from the perspective of the practitioners who live and breathe the business on a day-to-day basis.
Finally, we are so thrilled to pull back the curtains to reveal 2018’s SAP for Utilities conference agenda! Guided by our extensive industry research report, we’re confident the content focus is a true reflection of the industry’s needs, challenges and opportunities.
The following article is written by Tammy Powlas, Senior Business Analyst at Fairfax Water and SAP Mentor. The originally published piece can be found on SAP’s blog.
The SAP for Utilities conference team came to Newtown Square yesterday, bringing utilities peers together for an interactive discussion on the biggest challenges, trends and opportunities utilities are facing today. This was my second time attending, as I attended first back in 2016.Continue reading
10 consecutive years, 1,000+ attendees, 80 speakers, and 1 former President: Here’s a look back at the best moments from our 10th annual SAP for Utilities!
From Sunday, September 10th through the afternoon of Wednesday, September 13th, leading utilities professionals from all over the US congregated together to connect, conversate, and collaborate on the hottest topics inside their industry. This 10th anniversary event set the bar for utilities events across the entire nation!
This article was written by Lloyd Adams, the National Vice President of SAP for Utilities.
In just under one month, over 1,000 utility professionals will make their way to Huntington Beach, California for the 10th Annual SAP for Utilities Conference. But, only five will wear the crown as an SAP4U Excellence in Utilities award recipient.