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Last week the SAP for Utilities was held as a hybrid event with many attendees going to lovely San Diego.  I was a virtual attendee.

Below are my rough notes from this session with Miguel Gaspar Silva and Stefan Wolf, SAP.

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Session abstract:

SAP for Utilities – Where We Are and Where We’re Going

With the pandemic still going on in many parts of the world—increasing the already high demand for transformational changes in utilities of all markets and roles—it becomes even more relevant to know what you can expect from SAP today and tomorrow. By staying up to date in the industry, you can secure your unique position in the market, address these changes, and ride the wave.

In this session, you will learn about the current product portfolio from SAP, including programs like RISE with SAP, Industry Cloud, Cloud for Utilities, and the Intelligent Enterprise. The presenters will provide an overview of how SAP is addressing challenges in the industry now and in the future, and how these innovations from SAP and our partners can help you. You will also hear about business benefits your utility peers are realizing.

Source: SAP/ASUG


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Legal Disclaimer applies; anything in the future is subject to change



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Developments happening across 3 economies


Utilities will run the new energy backbone

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Projections for energy across the globe


Way consume is changed


Electricity is 21%, and moving to 51%


Move to solar element in Southern Australia


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SAP's proposition for utilities industry

Assets, meter and markets, service excellence

5 fundamentals of success

Value proposition is shown on the right above

Taking forward proposition


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Intelligent suite - S/4HANA, Field Service Management

Vertical solutions - mobile, cloud for energy


Moving to modular components for agility

On the right - the cloud industry applications



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Innovate, co-innovate with partners

"marriage" work

Partner solutions for the utilities industry

SEW - leader for customer experience


Also working with start-ups



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Glimpse of market presence

Where at with top utilities worldwide; Forbes listing

Forbes 2000

2020 ranking

Look at future - how customers are moving to S/4HANA

40% already on S/4HANA


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Top utilities on S/4HANA - shown on the right above (meter to cash) - different utilities, water, gas, electric, small, large


Left side, global data on S/4HANA adoption

As of October, over 11K S/4HANA

Over 400 own S/4HANA

Over 70 using S/4HANA utilities solution


Some are doing the migration without a system integrator

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How to move to cloud


RISE helps "de risk move to cloud" for agile, composable architecture


S/4HANA cannot deliver everything, which is why have industry cloud


S/4HANA is the center of RISE solution

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What is included with RISE for SAP utilities package

Left - 4 strategic priorities

To the right - best practices + innovations, important for this area, in 5 key segments of SAP utility value chain


On bottom, see how SAP capabilities support, with BTP, Intelligent Suite, industry cloud solutions

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Look into overall investment areas

In the middle, intelligent suite, industry cloud on BTP, integrated with business network solutions


On the left, continue to invest S/4HANA core solution, customer experience (sales and service solution, commerce cloud), field service management for utilities and intelligent asset management


On the right, industry cloud - a possibility to use cloud solutions that work with the intelligent suite


SAP Cloud for Utilities - focus on retail aspect  - utilities foundation


Invest in asset manager, predictive asset insights, e-mobility

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Highlight solutions just released this year


Utilities foundation: microservices; data management between components


Predictive asset insights - insight into equipment details to understand health of assets to optimize maintenance schedules, extend the lifetime of equipment; avoid unplanned maintenance jobs, avoid outages

E-mobility - vehicle charging

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Brief overview of development road map


Plan for S/4HANA utilities, 2021 version of S/4HANA, innovations in all areas

Not a complete list of innovations


Plan for 2022 in middle and 2023 on the right

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Overview for cloud for utilities, where investing, retail scenarios

Hybrid - work together with S/4HANA utilities


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S/4HANA public cloud for utility business scenarios


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What comes next, where see SAP supports utilities in 5, 10, 15 years

Top "industry moments" are shown above


So this was the first "hybrid" ASUG event I attended; I think it is a good start and hope to see more.  Congratulations to ASUG and Katie Walker, the producer of the event.
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