SOURCE: KPIT Technologies

September 01, 2015 11:00 ET

KPIT Selected by UPPCO to Deliver New SAP® Software Implementation and Electric Utility Transformation Project

FOLSOM, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 1, 2015) - KPIT Technologies (BSE: 532400) (NSE: KPIT), a fast-growing product engineering and IT consulting firm, announced it has been selected by the Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) of Michigan to implement a new suite of SAP® software applications to help simplify and transform customer engagement while enabling operational excellence and sustainable growth.

KPIT's partnership with SAP® and deep expertise in the utilities industry were key factors driving UPPCO's decision to partner with KPIT. Leveraging KPIT's packaged, rapid deployment industry solution UtilitiesEDGE, the project will provide an integrated platform to modernize key applications for customer relationship management, utility billing, financials, work management, procurement, reporting and HR management.

Through UPPCO's partnership with KPIT for the implementation, the project goals will focus on creating transformational value for UPPCO's entire value chain including:

  • Simplifying mission critical utility business processes
  • Enhancing customer billing, service and engagement
  • Adopting best practices for supply chain and financial management
  • Optimizing employee recruiting, on-boarding and engagement
  • Standardizing operational reporting with business analytics

"In the course of taking steps to return UPPCO into being a standalone U.P. energy provider our company realized the need to find a firm possessing experience with the complexities of business transformation and the rapid deployment of the supporting systems," said Barbara Siehr, UPPCO Chief Executive Officer. "KPIT met these needs, and the company's UtilitiesEDGE suite of solutions became a logical choice to use as UPPCO moves all customer support services in house."

"We are thrilled that UPPCO has selected KPIT as their strategic partner for its SAP implementation needs," said Spencer Brown, Vice President of KPIT's Global Utilities practice. "KPIT's extensive experience delivering focused solutions for the utilities industry has allowed us to attain a trusted advisor status for UPPCO," added Brown.

About KPIT Technologies Ltd.
KPIT (BSE: 532400) (NSE: KPIT) is a fast-growing product engineering and IT consulting partner to energy & utilities, automotive and manufacturing companies. A leader in technology solutions and services, KPIT currently partners with 200+ global corporations including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 companies, enabling them to become more efficient, integrated and innovative enterprises. For more information, visit www.kpit.com.

About Upper Peninsula Power Company
A regulated utility, Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) serves electric retail customers in 10 U.P. counties. The company's service territory of 4,460 square miles covers primarily rural countryside. UPPCO has approximately 12 customers per square mile. Industries served by UPPCO include forest products, tourism and manufacturing. The company's assets include seven hydroelectric renewable energy generation facilities and two combustion turbines providing a total generation capacity of approximately 80 megawatts, as well as 3,300 miles of electric distribution lines and 58 distribution substations.

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