Houston, TX – Utegration, Inc., a utility industry consulting and solutions company focusing on SAP technology, was listed as a “Vendor to Watch” in a recent Gartner report titled "Market Trends: How Service Providers Can Differentiate for Business Process Optimization Services."
Business process optimization is the practice of improving the ways companies do business in order to increase efficiency, productivity, and profit generation. According to the report, business process optimization is “the digital business service with the highest contribution to providers’ revenue,” and the report outlines key findings, recommendations, and case studies to provide business managers with a blueprint for this growth market.
Utegration appears last in the alphabetical list of recommended vendors for specialized industries in the Gartner publication. “Within the company, we’re having fun with the idea that Utegration got the last word,” said CEO and President Bin Yu. “In our book, the last word comes first, and Utegration is proud of this mention by Gartner.”
Utegration is one of the largest full service consulting and solutions companies within the utility industry, offering a variety of services for leveraging digital technology to optimize business outcomes and improve customer engagement.
Gartner, Market Trends: How Service Providers Can Differentiate for Business Process Optimization Services, Susanne Matson, Patrick J. Sullivan, Cathy Tornbohm, 30 November 2015
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Cloud has been fundamentally altering the IT landscape. An SAP article titled, “The Future of ERP: Public Cloud”, says that companies perform better when they make a shift to the cloud. This is due to advantages that include not requiring companies to own their IT infrastructure, scalability allowing quickly deployed applications, and new technology that can be used immediately. Some companies are initially adopting a hybrid cloud strategy, and Gartner says that by 2020, a corporate "no-cloud" policy will be as rare as a "no-internet" policy is today.
While the capability to disconnect and reconnect meters remotely dramatically improves a utility’s operational effectiveness, customer service level and operating budget, care must be given to designing business processes and applications around this capability to avoid customer service issues and process exceptions. One of the largest electric cooperatives in the U.S., Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp. (MTEMC) is reaping the benefits of a well-designed and executed advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project specifically focused on remote disconnects and reconnects.
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Data models are a cornerstone of application development. They provide a standardized method for defining and formatting database contents consistently across systems, enabling different applications to share the same data — reducing development costs, speeding time to market, and improving quality and performance.
With the recent customer data breach at Equifax, protection of sensitive customer data is a hot topic. At Utegration, we regularly help our clients build HANA based analytics solutions, and in doing so, we ensure our clients protect their customer’s sensitive data when moving data into HANA. This is a top priority, as many of our clients operate in a competitive market, and maintaining customer satisfaction is of great importance.
After many years of successfully implementing HANA for our customers, we are experts in understanding how to ensure secure customer data on SAP HANA.
Dr. Michael E. Webber spoke about his recent book titled “Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival” which explores the interconnectedness between energy and water, citing them as our most important global resources.
Dr. Webber will be discussing these issues from his book “Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival” and the ASUG Southwest Energy and Utilities Conference, July 27-28, 2017 in Houston, TX. Come listen and learn more.
SAP briefly announced Leonardo last year as it's IoT's brand, but there was not much attention to it.This year, Leonardo is literally at the center of SAP annual Sapphire conference, and took the main stages of SAP product introduction.
As utilities in North American continue to embrace the cost savings and operational efficiencies of Advanced Metering, they continue to struggle with the complexity of implementation and on-going support of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). As if replacing all/most of their field devices is not a monumental task, utilities must also grapple with new internal systems that are required to manage the ‘smart grid’. This complex infrastructure causes some utilities to experience a dampening of benefits from their AMI roll out.