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Electric Utility Employs ERP for $59m

February 1 , 2020

Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) has purchased SAP's enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for 59 million dollars. The system was launched on Saturday, February 1, 2020, in the presence of Shiferaw Telila, CEO of EEU, and Getahun Mekuria (PhD), minister of Education and chair of the board of directors of EEU. Tech Mahindra Ltd, an Indian global information technology firm, installed the system. The first phase of the project has been finalised with a 46-million-dollar loan secured from the World Bank. The second phase involved license and maintenance support for 13 million dollars from the government's coffer. The project that took three years to be finalised includes implementation of SAP applications for sales, billing, finance, service management and procurement. About 3,183 employees of the EEU also took training for the system. EEU was established after the split of Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) into two entities: Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP), which is in charge of power generation, and EEU, which is in charge of distribution.


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