PowerPlan to build adapter for SAP S/4HANA® to address customer needs today and into the future

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by PowerPlan, Inc.

PowerPlan, a leading provider of strategic corporate performance management for asset-intensive companies, today announced that it has signed an OEM agreement with SAP (NYSE: SAP). Through this agreement, PowerPlan will integrate and offer the PowerPlan Adapter for SAP S/4HANA®, a powerful, real-time integration solution based on the SAP HANA® platform.

PowerPlan will collaborate with SAP on the new adapter, which will connect

PowerPlan's core solutions with SAP S/4HANA Finance, helping accelerate month-end close and concurrently lower the burden of system administration. The PowerPlan Adapter for SAP S/4HANA integrates with PowerPlan's solutions, whether on-premise or in the cloud, and provides a unified end-user experience.

SAP S/4HANA Finance is designed for in-memory computing, allowing companies to "Run Live" by gaining instant access to detailed, real-time information. Available in the cloud or on-premise, SAP S/4HANA is the digital core that enables businesses to take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, real-time analytics, mobile technology and business networks. PowerPlan complements SAP S/4HANA Finance with granular, data-driven insights that help empower corporate performance decisionmakers to make sound, auditable financial decisions that comply with ever-changing regulations in the utility, energy and transportation industries.

"Today, asset-intensive organiations need to be more efficient and adaptable than ever to maintain compliance and maximize financial efficiency," said Charles Goodman, CEO, PowerPlan. "With PowerPlan's strategic corporate performance management platform, integrated with SAP S/4HANA, asset-intensive organizations can simplify the integration process between their systems and their asset data."

The new PowerPlan Adapter for SAP S/4HANA is intended to serve as a foundational element in customers' infrastructure, helping to accelerate cloud adoption.

"Many utilities are embracing the cloud today, and even more are planning to move toward a cloud-based approach to managing enterprise systems. Working together, SAP and PowerPlan will collaborate to enable PowerPlan to design and deliver a tightly integrated IT environment powered by SAP S/4HANA Finance and SAP HANA, helping customers to roadmap across enterprise solutions confidently," said Henry Bailey, global vice-president, Utilities Industry Business Unit for SAP.

The PowerPlan Adapter for SAP S/4HANA will be generally available in July 2017. Learn more at https://www.powerplan.com and https://www.sap.com/products/s4hana-erp.html.

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