DEWA begins third phase of SAP BPC module
DEWA will begin to implement the Business Planning and Consolidation module for planning and budgeting processes
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has begun implementing the third phase of the SAP-Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) module, for planning and budgeting processes.
BPC enables online budgetary requests across DEWA divisions, for Capex (Capital Expenditure) fund requirements, and Opex (Operational Expenditure) fund requirements, along with necessary approvals.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: "Implementing the third phase of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) module is part of our efforts to provide instant and seamless smart services anytime, anywhere.
"The module creates a unified platform and improves the efficiency for data collection, consolidation, and reporting. It also assures accuracy and provides strong support for top decision making. BPC increases visibility into financial data and performance metrics, accelerates processes and frees up resources for in-depth review and analysis. Its role is based on access to forms, business process flows, and reports to authorised users. It streamlines budgeting processes and accelerates closing accounts, to ensure meeting finance requirements, and controlling standards," added Al Tayer.
Marwan bin Haidar, executive vice president of Innovation and the Future at DEWA, stated: "DEWA supports technical development and keeps up to date with the latest international technologies, while adopting the best international smart solutions such as SAP."
The first phase was launched in 2009, with services focused on the commercial operation of customer services, such as customer relationship management, invoicing, customer service and support, electronic services, DEWA's electronic gate.
The second launched in 2012 and applied to major projects, such as Darahim for finance and accounts, Mawad for procurement and stores, Barq for new connections and handling complaints, Kawader for human resources, and Hawkamah for governance, risks, and compliance.
In 2014 DEWA launched the third phase, which was sustainability. DEWA is the first organisation in the Middle East to apply SAP 10.1 for risk management. DEWA adopts the ISO31000-certified international practices, and the latest integrated management systems in enterprise risk management. These are closely linked with DEWA's planning and strategic direction.