EnWin Utilities Ltd., the municipal electricity distributor for the city of Windsor, Ontario, has selected SAP software to help increase visibility and efficiency across its operations, lower IT costs and build a solid foundation to address future opportunities in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart grid adoption.
EnWin will replace its Oracle and IBM software with the SAP ERP application, SAP for Utilities solutions and solutions from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio. These solutions are designed to help organizations like EnWin gain a clear view into its business, enabling them to make more sound decisions and optimize performance. Deloitte Canada was selected as the implementation partner for the project, which will be delivered using a phased approach.
SAP ERP, proven enterprise resource planning software from SAP, is expected to help EnWin to better serve its customers, employees and stakeholders by providing the tools necessary to automate and streamline its business processes, including financials, human resources and procurement; and improve access to data for more efficient reporting purposes. The application is also expected to enable efficient and effective conversion to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which will become mandatory for Canadian companies in 2011.
EnWin will also implement the SAP Customer Relationship Management and Billing for Utilities package and enterprise asset management solutions within the SAP for Utilities portfolio, which provides comprehensive, scalable and flexible solutions to address the unique business requirements of the utility industry. The solutions help utilities to automate business processes, increase profitability and support innovative business models and customer services. In addition, EnWin will leverage solutions from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio to enhance business intelligence; information management; enterprise performance management; and governance, risk and compliance. These solutions are expected to help EnWin to integrate data for consistency and accuracy, gain broader insight through immediate access to trusted business information, improve strategic planning and analysis and mitigate risk.