SAP for Utilities 2018 to Highlight Innovation in the Utilities Space
SAP for Utilities, one of the world’s largest industry-specific SAP events, kicks off on Monday, October 15 in San Antonio, Texas. The show will feature some of the best utilities across North America sharing their SAP journeys, along with presentations by SAP on the roadmap for technology in the Utilities space. Rizing is a Gold Sponsor of the event and two Rizing business units—Rizing HCM and Vesta Partners—will be in attendance.
We encourage you to attend two sessions in particular. The first, a special expanded “Redefining Asset Management in the Digital World” workshop, which runs from 2pm to 5pm on Monday afternoon. The workshop, co-hosted by SAP and Vesta Partners, will cover SAP’s next-generation cloud tools for asset management, including SAP Leonardo and Machine Learning. It will then dive into how to build the right environment for managing asset-relating information, and to eventually positively transform business processes with modern technologies.
Topics covered in the session will include collaborative asset networks, predictive maintenance, intelligent scheduling, and mobile enablement.
On Tuesday, head over to the operations track to see NorthWestern Energy’s lecture entitled “Traceable, Verifiable & Complete: Implementation of GIS-SAP, LAM & GEF for Material Traceability.” In this session, NorthWestern will cover its 2018 project to address the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) requirement for traceable, verifiable, and complete data for gas transmission pipeline components.
The project included a transition to SAP Linear Asset Management and implementation of SAP’s new Geo Framework of gas transmission assets and work management—believed to be the first such implementation of its kind.
Excellence in Utilities Awards
For the 11th year, SAP will recognize utilities for excellence across four categories—Utility of the Year, Excellence in Customer, The Purpose Driven Utility, and Excellence in Operations. Congratulations to all nominees, which are listed on the SAP for Utilities website.
Visit Rizing on the Show Floor
Both Rizing HCM and Vesta Partners will have a joint booth on the show floor, combining under the Rizing umbrella. At our booth, you can find insight and demos on products ranging from Enterprise Asset Management to SAP SuccessFactors and HCM. Stop by, say hello, and see how the combination of Rizing HCM and Vesta Partners can help your company achieve success from the back office to the front office.