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

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

Capgemini to provide implementation, infrastructure and application management
                  services through its UtilityPath solution

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- August 7, 2014

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 Ready2Series^1, 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 Experience^TM,
and draws on Rightshore^®, its worldwide delivery model. Learn more about us
atwww.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

Contact:

Capgemini Media:
Glen Nelson, +1 312 725 0325
glen.nelson@capgemini.com
 
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