The speed and flexibility offered by cloud computing is creating new opportunities for best-run utility companies. Cloud applications from SAP and the open SAP HANA application cloud allow companies to build differentiating solutions at the point of engagement – establishing nimble global business networks or connecting faster and more directly with customers and utilities.

Cloud solutions and services from SAP help utility companies handle a wide range of mission- critical processes. From interfaces with electric vehicles to connecting with trading partners, the solution portfolio is both comprehensive and focused.

Cloud-based software helps utilities manage regulatory content and legally prescribed emission thresholds across the entire organization. And preconfigured sustainability reports, following Global Reporting Initiative Standards, improve brand value and stakeholder recognition. SAP also provides cloud services for recruitment, compensation management, talent assessment, and performance review.

Solutions from Ariba help utilities connect with trading partners anytime, anywhere, and from any device. The software enables companies to buy and sell products more efficiently, streamline cash management, and connect with the world’s largest Web-based trading community. It also helps reduce costs by automating and streamlining source-to-contract processes.