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It's no longer possible without standardization

It is now clear that SAP is setting an IT standard with S/4 Hana. Cortility will be showing at E-World 2020 which answers need to be worked out today for the future strategy of municipal utilities.
Cortility Ltd.
June 18, 2020
It's no longer possible without standardization
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

Time pressure, cost pressure and data overload require more efficient IT systems and processes. And it doesn't matter whether regulation or requirements from new business models are the drivers.

The technological trends now being felt in the energy industry, such as cloud and big data, also ensure that standardization and automation are the key strategic tasks for future-proof IT.

"In the future, many processes will run in cloud systems that are a black box for the user"

Klaus Nitschke, Managing Director of Cortility, looks ahead.

In the future, business processes would also be mapped with different, interlocking and standardized tools - individualization with program code as in the past will hardly be possible.

"It's comparable to a classic Lego house: there you resort to standard building blocks to realize your solution"

Nitschke explains.

"Developments in IT systems ensure that we no longer talk about technical implementation projects, but about transformation projects that intervene in companies' business processes"

Nitschke emphasizes. He emphasizes that the conceptual foundations should and can already be developed today.

"What lessons can be learned from the MaKo 2020 implementation projects for the future is our focus this year, as well as the fundamental change in IT strategy through SAP S/4 Hana, cloud products, such as the SAP MaKo Cloud or the SAP Cloud Platform, and other energy industry software around digitalization"

says the industry expert.

Intelligent contract management also in purchasing

While automated control of supply contracts is already part of everyday life at many municipal utilities today, in-house contract management is often still carried out as it was decades ago. In addition to significant efficiency gains, automation also offers additional opportunities for purchasing.

For example, maintenance schedules, equipment lifecycles and cancellation periods can be stored in the system, providing greater transparency in the options for action. Cortility also offers contract management as a stand-alone application san.

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