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BWWB: Deploys one of the world’s largest software systems for enterprise resource management
SAP to boost corporate efficiency
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –October 11, 2012) The Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB), as part of its new strategic management initiative is continuing it’s deployment of a new enterprise wide software system under the SAP brand which is one of the largest software companies in the world. The Birmingham Water Works Board has already implemented SAP’s core financial statement modules. The SAP enterprise software system when fully implemented will support all areas of operations including water quality control, financial management, purchasing and warehousing, and most importantly, customer relations and customer account management.
As with most utilities, the Birmingham Water Works will be using the SAP software as its business enterprise backbone. This software is reputable for its robustness and ability to accommodate various business sub-units. “We’re very excited about the efficiency and strategic advantage that the SAP modules will bring to the Birmingham Water Works operation.” said Michael Johnson, CPA, and Assistant General Manager of Finance and Administration. “Our various departments and group leaders will be able to deploy this system for various departmental efficiencies and system wide collaboration and improvements,” Mr. Johnson emphasizes.
Mr. Johnson lead a team of BWWB implementers to a recent SAP for Utilities conference attended by numerous other utilities, including leading Birmingham companies, to exchange ideas and facilitate peer-to-peer interactions.
Mr. Mac Underwood, General Manager of the Birmingham Water Works Board said, “We believe that the BWWB implementation team will be able to use this robust software to gain operational efficiencies and advance our customer relations objectives.” “In the near future, we intend to rollout the customer interaction platform of SAP. Our managers recognize the critical and sensitive nature of this platform”, Mr. Underwood said.
Today, more than 21,600 customers in over 120 countries run more than 69,700 mechanisms of SAP software.
Founded in 1951, the Birmingham Water Works Board serves 600,000 people in Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, St. Clair and Walker counties. For more information about your Birmingham Water Works Board, please call us at (205) 244-4000 or visit our Web site at www.birminghamwaterworks.com.