Menu
TechnologyOne displaces SAP at NZ's Unison Networks

TechnologyOne displaces SAP at NZ's Unison Networks

Unison Networks is inking a ten-year deal with TechnologyOne for integrated cloud package OneEnergy

TechnologyOne's integrated cloud suite OneEnergy is displacing SAP at Unison Networks

TechnologyOne's integrated cloud suite OneEnergy is displacing SAP at Unison Networks

Credit: Unison Networks

New Zealand’s fifth largest energy provider Unison Networks has signed a multi-million dollar 10-year deal with enterprise software provider TechnologyOne.

Unison will replace its current solutions, including SAP, in favour of TechnologyOne’s fully integrated OneEnergy – which is currently used by other local energy networks including MainPower, Alpine Energy and Network Waitaki.

Unison Group chief executive Ken Sutherland said Unison’s search for an integrated enterprise solution is part of a wider strategy focused on future proofing its organisation, and a strong digital core is central to that.

“Our focus is firmly on the future. Strengthening our core capability through a smart network and implementing an integrated business operations platform will improve overall efficiency across our group,” Sutherland said.

According to Unison's 2012 - 2022 asset management plan SAP's multi-module ERP system was delivering planning and budget management, capital expenditure, operating expenditure; general ledger and sub ledger accounting and reporting and more for the company.

Its 2018 - 2028 asset management plan said Unison's current SAP software implementation was at end of life by 2025.

"By this time a decision will be made to either upgrade to SAP S/4HANA or an alternative Tier 2 solution," said the report.

Other current software packages such as asset management system Activa may also have been affected.

TechnologyOne chief operating officer Stuart MacDonald said TechnologyOne OneEnergy will provide Unison with one solution and one streamlined experience.

“We’re seeing more and more organisations opt for a fully integrated ERP solution, as it simplifies operations and removes the complexity of dealing with multiple best-of-breed vendors," he said.

Unison chief information officer Mike McGarvey said TechnologyOne’s solution offers the full breadth of functionality it requires and will transform its mobile workforce into a connected team, enhance data integrity and ensure access to real-time information for informed decision making.

“When reviewing the systems used for asset information and works management, it became clear that an integrated suite of functions would result in a far more transformative project,” McGarvey said.

“The benefits of a single, modern platform with powerful mobile capabilities will allow us to capture, input and access our enterprise data on any device at any time – whether that be in the office or out in the field."


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags ERPnetworksTechnologyOneelectricityUtilitiesUnison Networks

Events

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

This year’s Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards were held as an integral part of the first entirely virtual Emerging Leaders​ forum, an annual event dedicated to identifying, educating and showcasing the New Zealand technology market’s rising stars. The 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 recognised the outstanding achievements and business excellence of 30 talented individuals​, across both young leaders and those just starting out. In this slideshow, Reseller News honours this year's winners and captures their thoughts about how their ideas of leadership have changed over time.​

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners
Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

This exclusive Reseller News Exchange event in Auckland explored the challenges facing the partner community on the cloud security frontier, as well as market trends, customer priorities and how the channel can capitalise on the opportunities available. In association with Arrow, Bitdefender, Exclusive Networks, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security
Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2019 inductees - Leanne Buer, Ross Jenkins and Terry Dunn - to the fourth running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing face of the IT channel ecosystem in New Zealand and what it means to be a Reseller News Hall of Fame inductee. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch
Show Comments