NorthWestern, the largest electric utility in Montana, announced in September 2013 that they agreed to buy 11 hydroelectric dams from PPL Montana. After completing the purchase, NorthWestern was faced with a strict budget and timeframe to implement the new SAP Plant Maintenance software. They had only 12 weeks to complete this task before presenting the software to the Public Service Commission for approval. This software needed to illustrate the long-term cost that would be passed on to NorthWestern’s Montana ratepayers and the cost to maintain the dams.
Vesta Partners, an SAP Services and a Select Consulting Partner focused on delivering measurable results in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), stepped in to help NorthWestern Energy in completing this task. With the combination of knowledgeable and hardworking team members from both, Vesta Partners and NorthWestern Energy, the accelerated implementation was completed with great success. After a short delay from the Public Service Commission, the implementation was approved and launched a go-live.
NorthWestern Energy and Vesta Partners will be presenting this success story in much more detail at this year’s Sapphire Now and ASUG Annual Conference. This presentation will go over how this A team worked together to pull off this accelerated SAP PM implementation.
Register today to hear Greg Harby and Ben Mansi present “Enterprise Asset Management – 11 Plants in 12 Weeks!” taking place on Thursday, May 7, 2015.