SOURCE: Sparta Consulting

June 19, 2012 12:30 ET

Loudoun Water Selects SAP® Solutions and Sparta Consulting for Its Major ERP Implementation

Sparta Consulting, a KPIT Cummins Company Wins Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Modernize Critical Business Systems for 63,000 Water Utility Customers in Loudoun County, Virginia

FOLSOM, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - Sparta Consulting, a KPIT Cummins company announced today that the Loudoun County Sanitation Authority ("Loudoun Water") has awarded a multi-million dollar contract for the modernization and implementation of an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to Sparta, who will serve as the primary systems integrator for the project.

Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, Loudoun Water provides water and wastewater services to nearly 200,000 residents and businesses in central and eastern Loudoun County, Virginia. The project scope includes the replacement of Loudoun's core business information systems with the SAP® ERP application, which encompasses integrated solutions for financials, utility billing, customer service, human resources, engineering and enterprise asset management. These business applications support the daily activities of each department and have a direct impact on Loudoun Water's operational agility and customer service.

Sparta's proposed solution will include all SAP software licenses, hardware and complete implementation services delivered over an aggressive, 14-month timeline based on the Sparta Utilities North America Solution (SUNAS). SUNAS is a qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solution -- a preconfigured, industry-specific version of SAP ERP combined with SAP Best Practices offerings that enables streamlined operations, lower costs and a proven path to growth. The solution has been tailored exclusively for the utilities industry.

By partnering with Sparta, Loudoun Water will meet the following strategic goals and objectives:

  • Transform business processes to meet current and future challenges;
  • Implement an integrated enterprise-class computing framework to facilitate continuous improvement;
  • Improve responsiveness to customers and the customer interaction experience;
  • Increase productivity and mobility;
  • Provide business decision support; and
  • Support strategic business initiatives as part of Loudoun Water's overall strategic plan.

"Loudoun Water selected Sparta as our implementation partner because their best-in-class, integrated vision connects with our drive to leverage technology to optimize our business practices," said Dale Hammes, Loudoun Water General Manager. "This solution will transform our ability to meet future challenges by allowing us to improve our customer service, increase our operational efficiency, and enhance our fiscal stewardship."

Commenting on being selected by Loudoun Water as a partner, Aasim Hasan, Executive Vice President, Sparta Consulting, said: "Sparta's commitment to the utilities industry enables us to partner with customers by providing complete technology solutions delivered by world-class practitioners and domain specialists. Our expertise is deeply rooted in Sparta's mission to enable our clients' success so they can operate at the highest levels of operational and financial excellence. This allows them to promote sustainable business practices that bring positive impact to their customers."

SUNAS leverages the most current SAP solutions, including SAP ERP, SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM), SAP Enterprise Asset Management (SAP EAM), SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM), SAP BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence and SAP for Utilities. It utilizes the latest SAP enhancement packages to extend the maximum level of feature sets and scalability that will be 80 percent "ready-to-run" and 20 percent customized to the specific internal business processes of Loudoun Water. The end goal will be to help ensure operational efficiency using a single ERP system that offers accelerated time to value and quantifiable return on investment based on a 14-month implementation delivery timeline utilizing Sparta's pre-configured and pre-packaged templates for the utilities industry.

About Sparta Consulting

Sparta Consulting is a fully owned subsidiary of KPIT Cummins and ranked as one of the growing SAP services partners in North America, having received the 2012 SAP Partner Impact Award as the SAP Services Partner of the Year for Momentum in North America. Sparta has invested heavily in its global utilities practice and the Sparta Utilities North America Solution (SUNAS) and has delivered over 250 successful projects based on SAP solutions, which have included over 25 leading energy and utilities companies. Headquartered in Folsom, California, Sparta Consulting offers an expansive portfolio of pre-packaged, industry-specific SAP software solutions and IT services backed by a 7,000+ strong work force operating in 24 worldwide offices worldwide. For more information about Sparta's utilities industry business unit, visit For more information about Sparta Consulting, visit

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    Sparta Consulting
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