Sagent Solution implemented in energy corporation

Susan Andre2000

Sagent Technology, a leading provider of real-time e-business intelligence solutions, has announced that GPU Energy of Reading, a leading provider of energy-related infrastructure and services, recently implemented the Sagent Solution to provide realtime, Web-based information and analysis of its power supply portfolio in order to strategically adapt to rapidly changing market conditions and customer needs.

"Sagent delivers an open, scalable solution that addresses the complete life-cycle for e-business intelligence, including development, production and ongoing management of a company's information assets," says Paul Murphy, sales and marketing director of Sagent Technology, South Africa. GPU Energy's Power Services Division is responsible for managing the company's energy supply risk associated with the requirement to serve load.

Using Sagent's end-to-end solution, the Power Services Division is able to extract data from disparate, internal sources; develop dimensional models for quick and flexible access to a complete view of business, operational and customer information; analyse the information collected; and deliver business solutions. GPU Energy's management then uses this aggregate information to forecast and manage energy consumption and usage, and the associated risk. "The Sagent Solution allows businesses to collect and analyse customer and operational data from existing systems and to incorporate the most current geographic, business-to-business and demographic information from third-party content providers in real time" adds Murphy. "The information is then made available over the Web via a secure connection to create precise one-to-one marketing campaigns, identify profitable sales opportunities, and improve operational efficiencies.