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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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Water, electricity, waste management—all sectors of the utilities industry have been experiencing major changes in recent years. Challenges for the utilities industry arise from many sources, including the need to comply with new regulations, meet consumption demands because of global population growth, and others. To help overcome these challenges, companies in the utilities industry must update their software tools and acquire the ones that best suit their needs.

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utilities companies  relationship management (CRM) solution, utilities companies can take advantage of the sales and marketing functionality, which helps them manage packages, discounts and promotions. Finally, meter reading or automated meter reading system (AMRS), service contract and entitlement management, automatic service activation, and service order management are important functionality that a utilities company can look for when selecting business software. Among the functionality specific to the industry, Read More

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utilities companies  AMI technology can help utilities stay competitive in ways that older metering and data-exchange technologies simply cannot. But without a proper IT infrastructure that enables companies to implement and work with AMI in a costeffective manner, utilities will find it difficult to deliver the flexible pricing options that the market demands. AMI requirements for data management and realtime information exchange call for improved communication and collaboration between customer and utility. It also Read More

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For over a decade, SAP has offered industry-specific applications, starting with oil and gas and utilities solutions. Media, insurance, chemicals, banking, and public sector offerings have followed, highlighting SAP's lesser-known side as a market-oriented provider of industry-tailored solutions.

utilities companies  and gas and the utilities industries (the original SAP industries). Other industries, such as media, insurance, chemicals, banking, and the public sectors have followed, highlighting SAP''s lesser-known side as a market-oriented provider of industry-tailored solutions for midsized enterprises. For instance, SAP software has mapped standard business processes as well as particularly specific core banking processes in financial accounting since 1997, with solutions for other industries following suit. Over Read More

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utilities companies  ERP to Deliver Ecommerce for Engineer to Order Companies Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use enterprise software to implement eCommerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase profits. This white paper outlines the ways that enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can facilitate ETO eCommerce by opening portals to suppliers, project collaborators, and customers. Realize the benefits of eCommerce in the ETO setting with ERP software. Read More

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utilities companies  Mistakes Companies Are Making Today and How You Can Avoid Them The SAP BusinessObjects portfolio provides comprehensive solutions that can empower you to optimize your business performance. These solutions can help you define your business strategy, close the gap between strategy and execution, and balance risk and profitability. Source: SAP Resources Related to Six Mistakes Companies Are Making Today and How You Can Avoid Them : SAP AG (Wikipedia) Business Intelligence (BI) (Wikipedia) Six Mistakes Read More

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