Gaining maturity, the International SAP Conference for Utilities 2023 taking place next April 18th – 20th in Basel, Switzerland, is consolidating its purpose of being an international reference forum for those interested in Energy and Supply customer use cases from across the world, insights from SAP executives and solution experts, inspiring advice and guidance from guest speakers and explore opportunities for networking. On this purpose, this year event will be co-located with the Water and Wastewater Services industry which will offer a dedicated pre-conference workshop (“Diving deep into smart water)” and a Water Track with Water customer cases while enabling exploring industry synergies with Energy peers with shared tracks (for asset management, sustainability, utilities core and s/4HANA, keynotes, joint tracks, and a combined exhibition allowing extended networking.
Water track at the conference will bring a keynote (Building the Smart Water Platform: Characteristics, Use Cases, and Benefits ) and four case studies: two related with the Water Platform concept and the smart meter data management use case and two focusing in the CAPEX management to keep infrastructure resilience.
SAP Cloud for Energy Implementation at American Water
This presentation talks about American Water’s Meter Data Management System (MDMS) journey and key challenges. Our presenters will cover the main drivers and opportunities for Cloud for Energy implementation, as well as a high-level overview of Cloud for Energy along with the technical integration architecture of the current implementation. Project scope and future roadmap will also be discussed along with the technical benefits, expected future business benefits, challenges overcome, and lessons learned.
- American Water’s MDMS journey and challenges
- Key drivers and opportunities
- Cloud for Energy overview and integration architecture
- Technical benefits and expected business outcomes
- Challenges and Lessons learned
Smart Water Metering in Flanders: Lessons Learned in a Unique Pilot Case
For the installation of smart water meters, data transfer, and management, Pipa is part of a unique collaboration between three water companies and the grid manager for electricity and gas. Discover the advantages of such a collaboration, as well as key considerations when planning a similar project. At the core of this collaboration was a co-innovation with SAP on the Cloud for Energy and Smart Water Platform, to add specific functionalities needed in the water business. Pidpa developed a shared service center (meter operating center) for the new activities involved with smart water meters e.g., alarms, to deliver an improved service to their customers and better insights into their water use.
- Smart water meters in relation to the current sustainability challenges
- Unique collaboration with electricity and gas smart meters: lessons learned
- Use of SAP C4E and Smart Water Platform
- Benefits of a shared service center
Long-Term Asset Investment Planning and Control of CAPEX
Learn how to predict, plan, and control your CAPEX using SAP Enterprise Project Portfolio Management as the single solution covering all infrastructure CAPEX (drinking water, sewage, sports infrastructure, and other services). FARYS will explain how this solution supports asset managers and project managers company-wide, and enables further uniformization across different geographical areas, producing a wide range of business benefits.
- Vision on EPPM
- Business and IT
- Lessons learned
- Demo of the solution
Asset Investment Planning at Anglian Water
Receive an introduction to Anglian Water and its ecosystem of asset management solutions. On occasion of our recent announced partnership with Cooperleaf , Anglian Water will demonstrate how Cooperleaf helped to develop a value framework for investment decision-making incorporating key financial, service, and ESG factors. Additionally, will present their investment portfolio optimization to maximize value, achieve targets, respect constraints by integrating Cooperleaf’s Asset Investment Planning with SAP S/4HANA to close the loop between project planning and delivery.
Don’t miss the most water relevant event of the year! Looking forward to meet you at the conference!!