Welcome!

News Feed Item

Capgemini Announces Innovative Utility-Industry Project for Gas Natural Inc. Involving SAP® Solutions

Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced a multi-year project agreement with Ohio-based holding company Gas Natural Inc. Gas Natural is a leading natural gas distributor, marketer, transporter and seller with a presence in multiple territories across seven states. Capgemini will implement its UtilityPath solution, part of its Ready2Series1, to streamline Gas Natural’s business processes and create a common enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. The solution is anticipated to facilitate future growth beyond the communities Gas Natural currently serves in Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wyoming.

Gas Natural has been working closely with Capgemini’s global team of utility specialists to drive quality improvements in IT implementation, infrastructure and application support, using its UtilityPath offering. UtilityPath allows utility companies to increase overall speed-to-value and process efficiencies. The intent of this engagement is for Gas Natural to be fully equipped to streamline and improve internal and external functions such as customer service, purchasing and inventory to further support its growth and compliance efforts.

Capgemini’s UtilityPath solution, built on the firm’s OnePath offering hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), is specifically customized for utilities and helps simplify adoption of the SAP® Business Suite software. UtilityPath combines SAP software, implementation, cloud infrastructure and support from a single provider in an integrated delivery model, and enables important growth opportunities for companies in the rapidly changing energy market. It allows utilities to accelerate and manage leading practices quickly and effectively by providing an updated ERP system that can lower and, in some cases, eliminate upfront capital costs of acquiring, implementing and supporting a leading-edge SAP solution, while reducing the time needed to implement such advanced applications. Whether implementing SAP solutions from scratch or optimizing an existing implementation of SAP solutions, UtilityPath functions as a pre-configured suite of solutions that offers an accelerated approach to current implementation, which aims at vastly improving underlying work processes. By simplifying implementation for field and key personnel, UtilityPath runs in the background of business processes, providing the back-end tools and solutions that allow companies to focus on managing their businesses.

To successfully achieve our desired business transformation and enable future initiatives that support our vision of being a market leader and world-class organization, we recognized the need to replace our legacy ERP systems with a unified IT platform,” said Colin Russ, Chief Information Officer at Gas Natural. “In Capgemini, we found a provider capable of delivering the solution we envisioned who understands the unique dynamics of the utility industry. Their UtilityPath solution will grow with us and enable our organization to provide customers the high-quality products and services they deserve. We’ve been impressed by Capgemini’s commitment to provide flexible and scalable solutions that suit our changing business needs in today’s evolving utility market.”

“We’re honored to have been chosen by Gas Natural to bring the innovative solutions needed to effectively grow its business,” said Rob McKay, Senior Vice President, Application Services at Capgemini. “With our UtilityPath solution, we’ve been able to provide an environment that simplifies crucial operations and delivers true speed-to-value by increasing visibility and control of core businesses processes. Our implementation methodologies are built on Capgemini’s deep industry experience and extensive capabilities in systems design, giving Gas Natural a framework to enable better decision making to quickly respond to new business challenges in this rapidly evolving market.”

About Capgemini

With almost 140,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2013 global revenues of EUR 10.1 billion (more than $13 billion USD). Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model. Learn more about us at www.capgemini.com.

Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini

SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies

1 Capgemini’s Ready2Series is a range of innovative, tried-and-tested Capgemini products and solutions that are focused on accelerating results with quick, affordable and low-risk implementation: www.capgemini.com/ready2series

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale is the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly to fit any data set or workload. TidalScale’s award-winning inverse hypervisor technology combines multiple commodity servers (including their ass...
In the fast-paced advances and popularity in cloud technology, one of the most critical factors revolves around concerns for security of your critical data. How to assure both your company and your customers they can confidently trust and utilize your cloud environment is most often top on the list. There is a method to evaluating and providing security that exceeds conventional modes of protecting data both within the cloud as well externally on mobile and other devices. With the public failure...
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant tha...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, will provide a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. Together we will solve a machine learning problem and find an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intellige...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, will describe how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launchi...
The session is centered around the tracing of systems on cloud using technologies like ebpf. The goal is to talk about what this technology is all about and what purpose it serves. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Shashank Jain, Development Architect at SAP, will touch upon concepts of observability in the cloud and also some of the challenges we have. Generally most cloud-based monitoring tools capture details at a very granular level. To troubleshoot problems this might not be good enough.
As popularity of the smart home is growing and continues to go mainstream, technological factors play a greater role. The IoT protocol houses the interoperability battery consumption, security, and configuration of a smart home device, and it can be difficult for companies to choose the right kind for their product. For both DIY and professionally installed smart homes, developers need to consider each of these elements for their product to be successful in the market and current smart homes.
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In their Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, and Mark Lav...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann and Aruna Ravichandran have been named Co-Chairs of @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley which will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "DevOps is at the intersection of technology and business-optimizing tools, organizations and processes to bring measurable improvements in productivity and profitability," said Aruna Ravichandran, vice president, DevOps product and solutions marketing...
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...