Case Study

Leading U.S. Energy Firm Partners with Sopris to Drive Innovation

A Microsoft Dynamics 365 Energy Firm Case Study

Energy Firm Deploys Cloud Platform to Support Growth and Better Manage New Lines of Business

One of the leading generators and distributors of power in the U.S. saw solar power as an opportunity to build a portfolio of cost-competitive, strategic, and renewable-energy solutions. To help scale the new services, the company collaborated with Sopris Systems to implement a two-tiered ERP strategy. Powered by Microsoft Dynamics for operational functions integrated with SAP for financial functions, the firm successfully extended corporate standards and best practices to this new business unit while also implementing a rapid implementation cycle to expand the business unit’s portfolio.

“Our new solar business unit needed an ERP system deployed within 60 days, and it needed to be cloud-based and turnkey since internal IT resources are limited. Additional time for business-process modeling was not an option. Despite these challenges, Sopris came through big time to meet our timeline requirements.”

Key Benefits

  • Helps meet new line-of-business functional demands with rapid deployment of new services.
  • Helps company remain innovative and agile by leveraging corporate standards—while still giving the individual entity the necessary flexibility.
  • Meets 90% of project-based, asset-intensive operational workflows out-of-the-box—saving system configuration time and money.
  • Enables the organization to focus on growing its portfolio to take advantage of market opportunities.

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CASE STUDY BRIEF

Region: United States

Employees: 10,000+

Industry: Energy

Profile

One of the nation’s largest electric utilities and providers of industrial and commercial energy services.

Business Challenge

Deploy an ERP and CRM system to manage a new portfolio of solar energy business units to take advantage of rapidly changing market opportunities.

Solution
  • Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
  • Dynamics 365 for Sales
  • A two-tier strategy, Microsoft Dynamics integrated with SA