Elevate: SAP Cloud for Utilities
SAP Cloud for Utilities offers the knowledge, technological innovation and a flexible, cost-effective architecture; packaged for utilities exact needs.
If utilities want to participate in and benefit from the profound changes of the market, they need to be able to adopt quickly and establish new capabilities according to customer and market needs, and at the same time address the cost pressure in the existing business, driving operational excellence through modern technologies and simplified, standardized end-to-end business processes.
The answer SAP and Accenture are providing is SAP Cloud for Utilities as the new industry cloud business suite that is providing all key capabilities for the utility business of the future in a modular, decoupled architecture layout that consist of three major layers—the Intelligent Front-Office which is seamlessly integrated into an Efficient Utilities Backoffice, complemented by a modern, open Business Technology Platform which provides all technical capabilities required to run a multi-cloud environment.
Our latest New Energy Consumer research draws on the opinions of 500 energy providers across 14 countries. This year we explore what energy companies think the future holds for their industry and how are they building the muscle, speed, and agility they need to survive and thrive in a demand-driven world.
Energy providers are at the heart of delivering the energy transition, and their strategic landscape is being transformed as the global effort to reach net-zero gathers pace. At the same time, they are facing a second era-defining dynamic: digital transformation is disrupting markets across the economy, destroying old business models as it creates new ones, and reshaping consumer expectations. Can energy providers survive this period of tumultuous change?
We identified five key areas energy providers need to consider as they strive to become more demand-driven: Purpose, products, platforms, people and partnerships. Learn more.
Customers, technology and culture are all changing the utilities landscape. Progressive utilities are adopting a new power model that's decarbonized, decentralized, disaggregated and digitized; putting people at the heart of their strategy.
It may seem there are mountains to climb, but with challenges come opportunities. Equipped for the journey, utilities can transform and thrive.
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Embrace the incoming changes as consumers cross over to a connected energy experience.
of consumers are more aware of climate change and its environmental impact since the COVID-19 outbreak.
of consumers are likely to invest more in energy efficiency today than before the pandemic.
of customers think they will invest more in solar panels now than before the COVID-19 crisis.
A next-generation end-to-end industry product suite to help utilities scale their business in the energy transition era. Underpinning the activating key moments of the customer journey.
Modernize and enhance customer engagement with increased capabilities and insight
Drive automation of the back office and reduce operation costs
Transform existing SAP or legacy landscape into digital platform
Central and streamlined data model, pre-integration of building blocks maintained
Accenture and SAP are elevating digital customer experiences through co-development and co-Innovation. We can help define the best option for future success; develop and implement a transition roadmap that allows utilities to make the most of their investments from the past and implement a cloud first strategy at the same time.
Accenture and SAP are working directly with clients to define new industry solutions designed to harness the full business value of the SAP S/4 and C/4 HANA platform.
Accenture is codeveloping SAP C4U core products, integrating our proprietary assets, leading capabilities and deep knowledge to accelerate delivery and adoption SAP's next generation retail cloud platform.
From transformation planning, through implementation to run, Accenture and SAP have combined the best assets, capabilities and knowledge to accelerate time to value for our clients and decrease effort, cost and risk.
Flexibility to combine and select architecture options; hybrid or full cloud architecture. Utilities can select SAP C4U to transform end to end with fit for purpose architecture options or combine SAP C4U in a multi-vendor ecosystem.
All touchpoints, from front office to back office to improve the total customer lifetime value.
Allows scalability across commodity, non-commodity products and services for positive short-term revenue.
State-of-the art architecture with the end-to-end integration managed by SAP to improve TCO and time to market.
Co-designed with industry leaders based on future needs and actual implementations to continue to lead the industry.
Get ahead of your competitors with the agility to move faster, climb higher and achieve your business goals. SAP C4U can help utilities:
Jumpstart the journey to cloud today
With cloud products already available, business challenges can be tackled, and solutions implemented with agility.
Deliver value faster
Adopting the SaaS components of SAP C4U suite can be done within a year and deliver immediate business results with a compatibility path into the future.
Decouple the landscape with confidence
Based on a decoupled architecture with native utilities business logic built-in and APIs, the challenges of end-to-end integration are removed.
Safeguard past investments
A path to S/4 utilities is offered for clients willing to safeguard their past investments in IS-U while adopting the decoupled architecture.
Lower TCO quickly
SAP C4U can be procured with a simple and consolidated consumption-based model for the whole suite to lower the TCO versus multi-vendor systems.
Trends and insights to help utility companies take a purpose-led approach to navigating the energy transition.