E.ON Live with UMAX in the Netherlands
DEURLE, Belgium and GHENT, Belgium, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The business to business segment of E.ON in the Netherlands went live with the UMAX solution for utility suppliers. This go-live was the first step in the implementation of an overall project called bE.One at E.ON (NL), whereby all B2B clients are serviced through one integrated business solution – in this case UMAX – which at the same time is fully ready to comply with the new Dutch market model (SOWII/Upstream!), applicable from April 1st 2013 onwards.
Besides the need to comply with the changes imposed by the Dutch regulator, E.ON launched this initiative to:
- simplify its IT architecture,
- reduce the number of applications,
- consolidate to one integrated IT platform.
Since a couple of weeks an initial selection of new B2B customers is being serviced out of UMAX. Further B2B clients will be migrated from the existing legacy systems to the integrated UMAX platform, while at E.ON business runs as usual…
As of the first of January 2013 all clients – existing and new – are serviced through this flexible ERP/CIS solution. All this was made possible through the joint efforts of both project teams at E.ON and Itineris.
- From kick-off to go-live: 12 months (November 2011 – December 2012)
- Implementation delivered according to plan and within budget
This implementation for E.ON was contracted and initiated by E.ON IT (Group) to validate UMAX and
2012 as a core business solution and as an alternative for SAP-ISU for E.ON’s business activities.
As such, this project was one of the first realizations linked to the global licensing framework agreement signed by E.ON IT GmbH and Itineris – the solution provider behind UMAX.
This global licensing agreement defines the terms and conditions entitling any E.ON Business Unit to select UMAX as their enabler for the end-to-end processes as required for an energy supplier.