Challenge

The client is a public electric utility company, wholly-owned by a major utility energy group in China. With power generation as its core business, it also provides comprehensive energy-related services including new energy, electricity-related services, and sustainable development solutions.

The company launched an ambitious transformation program to establish itself as a leading energy enterprise, and recognized the need to develop world-class data-management and business intelligence capabilities to accurately forecast energy demands and optimize operations.

The company also needed to address several key challenges, including:

  • An existing decentralized system architecture that made comprehensive analysis difficult.
  • Reports not aligned to the long-term strategy of the business.
  • Reporting tools based on different platforms and not customized or supported by mobile devices.

What Accenture did

The company worked with Accenture to identify, build and deploy a solution to help process and integrate 10 years’ worth of structured and non-structured data and also conduct comprehensive analyses and forecasting. Accenture recommended SAP HANA as the platform best suited for the company’s needs.

Accenture and the company set out to deploy the new system in three phases.

In the first phase, Accenture applied Accenture Delivery Methods and developed a set of system configuration and customized development methodologies to guide the team through the entire development process—from planning, analyzing, designing, developing, and testing to configuring and deploying the solution.

Industry and implementation experience.

Expertise in business design and theme design, SAP HANA modeling, SAP Business Objects presentation, and Fiori App development to guide the technical implementation.

Agile Development Methodology to provide high-quality delivery in a short timeframe.

SAP HANA Center of Excellence proprietary assets to develop SAP HANA models and a Fiori App demo.

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People and culture

For the client’s people, the solution is delivering better decision-making capabilities. Through a simpler architecture, integrated reporting and more, reports are being presented in more meaningful and useful ways and enabling faster and more effective action.

Importantly, mobile data presentations based on XS OData are now also possible. From the convenience of a mobile device, the company’s executives can now generate reports from across the company’s operations and obtain key details using several years of comparative data as benchmarks.

Value delivered

The project has provided the company with enhanced IT management, operational processes, and decision-making capabilities through an enterprise-level data warehouse and business intelligence solution.

With the new SAP HANA platform, the company is benefitting from:

A simpler system architecture.

An integrated reporting dashboard.

One-click logon.

A localized user interface runtime library five times faster than the online library.

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