August 13, 2008

CPS Energy Turns to Troux Technologies to Define Company’s Transformation Strategy

Troux Technologies, the acknowledged leader in Strategic IT Planning, has expanded its presence in the global energy market with the addition of CPS Energy to its rapidly growing customer roster. CPS Energy is the nation's largest municipally owned energy company providing both natural gas and electric service, serving one million customers in the Greater San Antonio, Texas area.

Troux's Strategic IT Planning solutions will provide the enterprise-wide visibility and framework for automating CPS Energy's corporate-wide IT information aggregation, as well as providing the foundation for investment planning, and technology risk analysis. Troux will serve as the basis to drive greater business efficiencies and bring new capabilities to market while maintaining low costs to CPS Energy's customers.

In January 2007, CPS Energy's CIO Christopher Barron created the company's first Enterprise Technology Architecture Council (eTAC) to evaluate the technologies, and architecture investments to facilitate CPS Energy's corporate growth strategies. As part of this initiative, CPS Energy quickly realized they needed a solution that could enable better planning, communication, and execution within the organization.

"Our initial goal was to automate information collection into a single environment, creating a unified visualization of all corporate IT assets to form the basis of our planning initiatives. We needed a solution that could quickly support this objective, out of the box," said Jason Scarlett, Chief Architect at CPS Energy.

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"We are delighted by the selection of Troux by CPS Energy to gain critical visibility into their complex and multi-faceted IT organization," said Matt Price, Troux's vice president of worldwide marketing. "With our solution, we are confident that CPS Energy will be able to reach their strategic IT planning goals more rapidly, with results that will benefit all facets of the organization."

About CPS Energy

CPS Energy is the nation's largest municipally owned energy company providing both natural gas and electric service. Acquired by the City of San Antonio in 1942, CPS Energy serves approximately 685,000 electric customers and almost 320,000 natural gas customers in and around the seventh-largest city in the U.S. CPS Energy bills rank the lowest of the nation's 10 largest cities, and the company has earned the highest financial ratings of any electric system in the nation. CPS Energy recorded the highest score nationally in the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study(TM) as well as the second-highest score nationwide in the 2008 Electric Utility Business Survey.

About Troux

Troux Technologies provides the largest Global 2000 enterprises and governments with strategic IT planning software that helps their IT departments to keep pace with increased business change while reducing operational risk. Using Troux's products for Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise IT Optimization and Enterprise Standards and Reuse, organizations accelerate and scale business change initiatives, while driving significant cost savings. Troux's customers and partners include: Accenture, AstraZeneca, Barclays Bank, Disney, Department of Homeland Security, Fiducia, Los Alamos National Laboratory, GMAC, Vocalink and Vodafone.