EnWin chooses SAP for infrastructure development

WINDSOR, ONTARIO - SAP America Inc., a subsidiary of SAP AG, announced that EnWin Utilities Ltd. has selected SAP software to help increase visibility and efficiency across its operations, lower IT costs and 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.

EnWin is the municipal electricity distributor for the city of Windsor, Ontario.

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.

"It is critical that we prepare EnWin for the many changes that will affect Canadian utilities in the near future, such as Ontario's smart metering initiative, the proposed Green Energy and Green Economy Act 2009 and IFRS, and enhance our ability to drive opportunities from these changes," said Victoria Zuber, chief financial officer, EnWin Utilities Ltd.

"We selected SAP because of its successful track record and commitment to Canada's utility industry. Its software provides the broad and integrated functionality we need to further enhance efficiencies in our operations, gain greater transparency to comply with new regulatory requirements and lower our costs of owning IT. Ultimately, this will help us to improve service to our customers."


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