Florida Power & Light Generates Growth With SAP
Power Utility Chooses SAP for Utilities to Address Industry Challenges and Opportunities
Jan. 30, 2008 11:00 AM
SAP AG announced that Florida Power & Light Company has
selected the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio. FPL will consolidate
numerous disparate systems to better manage corporate planning, asset
management and compliance reporting, and provide a standard platform to support
the company's growth strategy. Expanding on its existing SAP footprint in
financials, supply chain and human resources, FPL will standardize on the SAP
NetWeaver technology platform to more quickly and easily integrate new systems
as its business continues to expand.
"SAP's solution set for utilities, combined with the
company's overall industry expertise, provides the tools we need in order to
best position our companies for success," said Dennis Klinger, CIO,
Florida Power & Light. "Managing assets, reaching customers and
enabling corporate executives to make sound decisions for growth are all
mission-critical priorities for today's utilities. Our focus is to provide
better visibility and access to data and the ability to analyze it so that we
can optimize our assets, identify opportunities that make sense and create
products and services that our customers demand."
FPL will implement the SAP for Utilities set of solutions to
address industry challenges of compliance, performance management and planning.
The portfolio will provide better visibility into asset operations, including
the operation of the nation's largest wind farm. To facilitate a smooth and
rapid transition to SAP solutions for end users, FPL will leverage Duet software
from SAP and Microsoft to provide users with access to applications from a
familiar Microsoft Office interface.
"Today's utilities are faced with many challenges and
opportunities, from creating energy through wind farms to identifying ways to
reduce consumption and environmental impact," said Maureen Coveney,
industry principal, Utilities, SAP Americas. "Efficient and
robust IT solutions are required to help utilities in efforts to please
investors, customers and regulators alike. We are proud of SAP's distinguished
reputation and leadership in providing the tools best designed for the needs of
our more than 1,150 utility customers worldwide."