Electric Utility Unveils New SAP System
Last weekend, the Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) held celebrations at its primary data centre located in Addis Ababa to officially inaugurate the new SAP ERP system.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by honorary guest, State Minister of the Energy Sector within the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity for Ethiopia Dr Frehiwot Woldehanna, as well as several other dignitaries and senior executives including – Dr.-Ing.Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Education for Ethiopia and Board Chairman of EEU, Shiferaw Telila, CEO of EEU; Sudarshan Shapurkar, Tech Mahindra Head of Delivery for the Middle East and Africa; Prasad Kotikela, Tech Mahindra Head of Africa and Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director of SAP Central Africa.
The celebration, which marked the official go-live of the SAP system, heralded a new era of efficiency and accountability in the EEU’s billing and reporting capability.
It is another step in the ongoing commitment of the Ethiopian government to improve the overall economics and service of the electricity supply industry.
The sector has been reviewing its operations across the board to identify opportunities to improve in areas such as billing and collections, private investment in generation, capacity building and tariff management.
The EEU operates in a highly complex environment and serves customers in cities across all eleven regional states.
It faced challenges in delivering services efficiently while also maintaining full visibility and accountability across all its systems. SAP ERP and SAP CRM were selected by EEU to streamline processes and provide real-time visibility.