Addressing Master Data Challenges for an SAP S/4HANA Migration: One Utility Organization's Story

Posted by Katie Mowery on September 18, 2018

What does one large privately owned utility organization hope to achieve from leveraging SAP Master Data Governance for Enterprise Asset Management by Utopia?

Customer Profile

An investor-owned utility organization supplying electricity to over 14 million people across 50k square-miles in the Western United States.

Objectives

This organization, like many utilities organizations globally was embarking on a transformational journey to better serve their customers by unifying existing systems on SAP S/4HANA while lowering the total cost of operations. Their goal was to consolidate and centralize their solutions and integrations to enable data governance, remediation and better quality control for more effective work order planning, scheduling, dispatching and execution on field-based network and distributed assets.

How Did Utopia Help?

Because of Utopia's expertise in the EAM space and work with utilities organizations worldwide, SAP Master Data Governance for EAM was developed to offer an effective master data governance deployment model to centrally manage and distribute asset master data across multiple systems of record, enterprise-wide. This solution would address their need to integrate systems and build a long-term data governance program.

Expected Benefits

  • Reduced TCO through more-efficient standardization and reduce operational risk with a streamlined process to managing asset master data
  • Achieve near-term improvements in maintenance productivity, asset availability, MRO supply chain efficiency as well as ESM risk reduction
  • Normalize, standardize, cleanse, and enrich the asset master data in preparation for the planned SAP S/4HANA transformation
  • Improved utility maintenance efficiency and higher plant uptime due to complete and accurate asset information

For more information on SAP MDG for EAM and other Utopia products and services for Utilities organizations, please visit: https://www.utopiainc.com/industries/asset-intensive-industries/utilities 

Topics: Utilities