Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FirstEnergy to join Utility Panel Discussion at SAP Controlling 2015

Back in January we announced that the 2015 SAP Controlling conference in San Diego would include for the first time some utility-specific content: a panel discussion of utility company accounting experts sharing their latest solutions to SAP cost accounting, regulatory reporting, and other SAP FICO/FERC challenges. (Plus, a networking session for utility industry professionals.)

We're very pleased to announce that Bryan Blom and Gerard Curley, Controllers from RPU and NTUA, respectively, will be joined on the utility industry panel by Steve Law, a business analyst and FICO/FERC subject matter expert from FirstEnergy Corporation, a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, OH that serves 6 million customers across Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, and New York.

Steve has more than 35 years of experience in utility accounting, and has worked in General Accounting, Financial Reporting, Internal Controls, and Business Services. Since 1998, Steve's primary responsibility has been Regulatory Reporting; he led the SAP FERC module implementations at General Public Utilities Corp. in 1999, and at FirstEnergy in 2003. Today, he is a project lead on FirstEnergy's upgrade to a "CO-centric" FERC model that enhances external reporting with Controlling module data.

Learn more about the utility industry panel discussion at Controlling 2015, and contact HPC to share any questions or discussion topics that you would like the panelists to address.

SAP Fleet Management for utilities

We're starting another SAP Fleet Management implementation for a utility company this month, based on the HPC Fleet Template and our proven best practices for preventive maintenance schedules, notifications, and fleet costing at utilities on SAP.

This latest project will consolidate several legacy fleet systems into SAP using standard SAP Plant Maintenance and Materials Management functionality—plus HPC America's "fleet dashboard" that provides easy, user-friendly access to common fleet management tasks in SAP for mechanics, fleet managers, and other administrators.

The HPC Fleet Dashboard provides quick access to the daily functions required to maintain vehicles in SAP from purchase through retirement.