FINREG - Financial and Regulatory Solution for Utilities

Our FINREG solution, based on SAP S/4HANA and Central Finance, provides real-time FERC accounting (aligned with Finance) and cost flow traceability with a unified journal entry, which can help reduce regulatory lag.

 
 

 

"Regulatory lag costs utilities millions every day."

- Utility Controller

 

Challenges

 

manual reporting

Regulatory reports are created manually (typically in Excel) based on disparate financial plans and systems, which is time consuming and results in data duplication.

lack of Traceability

When regulators or interveners have questions during a rate case, it can take weeks or more to trace figures back to find that detail – and every day of delay matters.

 

Value Drivers

 
 
 

Users

 
 

Utegration Financial and Regulatory Add-on for SAP S/4HANA

  • Installed directly in SAP S/4HANA system
  • Supports SAP Central Finance deployment option, leading to a non-disruptive roadmap towards S/4HANA
  • Real-time FERC Reporting from “single source of truth” – Unified Journal Entry in S/4HANA
  • Cost flow tracing for rate case filing and response to RFI
  • Regulatory performance KPIs
 

Real-time FERC Reporting

  • Real-time FERC Balance Sheet and Income Statement from the same source with the GAAP accounting – Unified Journal Entry in S/4HANA

  • FERC Account derived immediately when accounting documents are posted, and stored in the same line item with G/L Account

  • “FERC View” of accounting data is largely ready even before settlement

  • No reconciliation is needed between FERC Ledger and GAAP Ledger, as physically they are from the same ledger

  • FERC Account as a separate field and master data from G/L Account

  • Cost Flow Tracing Reports real-time leveraging the power of SAP HANA, showing all the detailed origins and purposes of costs: Vendor, Invoice Number, Personnel, Materials, etc.

 

Real-time Regulatory Performance KPI's

  • Real-time Analytics based on the same “single source of truth” – Unified Journal Entry of S/4HANA

  • Fiori-based Performance KPIs, runs on desktop and mobile devices

  • Compare the budget/plan and actual

  • Rate of Return

  • Revenue Requirement

  • Return on Equity

  • Capital Structure / Credit Risk

  • Cost of Capital

 

Non-disruptive While Value-added Roadmap Towards SAP S/4HANA

  • Ready-to-use content for Utilities industry, shorten the implementation cost and cycle

  • Fully leverage the technology potential, bringing much bigger business values to S/4HANA and Central Finance

  • Easily win the buy-in of business departments

  • Support Central Finance deployment option, leading to a non-disruptive roadmap towards S/4HANA

  • Test bed and play ground of S/4HANA, avoiding investment “black hole”

  • Learn and enjoy the S/4HANA functions and features earlier

 

Better Support for Utilities’ Rate Case Filing and Performance Management

  • Integrated financial and regulatory planning directly in transactional system

  • Streamline and manage the planning process across large organizations

  • Improve efficiency by data sharing among different steps in the planning

  • Automatic calculation and forecast

  • Simulation of different scenarios for better decision making

  • Direct comparison between real-time actual data and plan data

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