HPC America is a utility industry expert dedicated to everything touching SAP Financials—from cost accounting, work management, and regulatory (FERC) reporting in the back office, to billing and CRM in the front office. In addition to consulting, we develop ABAP-based, SAP-certified add-on solutions that extend the delivered capabilities of the ERP. We are an SAP partner, and have decades of real-world experience with SAP Financials, Work Management, IS-U Billing, and SAP’s latest C/4HANA Service Cloud for customer relationship management.
In 1994, we developed the solution commonly known as the “FERC module.” SAP acquired our technology in 1996 for inclusion in the ERP, and it is still delivered with SAP S/4HANA today. (That doesn’t mean, however that we believe you should use it on S/4HANA. In fact, there’s a much better way to manage regulatory accounting for utilities on S/4HANA.) Since that time, we have been intimately involved in implementation and optimization of FERC solutions for dozens of utilities throughout the United States. Our goal in serving utility clients is to enhance the timeliness, accuracy, and richness of detail in utilities’ reporting both to regulators and management.
Today’s compliance requirements mean far more stringent standards and transparency in accounting. We designed our solution for SAP ECC, Utility Financials Accelerator (UFA), and our latest solution for SAP S/4HANA, HPC DECIPHER, to provide even greater functionality for cost of service ratemaking and regulatory reporting than the SAP IS-U/FERC solution we first created 20+ years ago.
U.S. Leadership and Experts in SAP for Utilities
Jerry Cavalieri, a former Pacific Gas & Electric principal FERC accountant and the original co-designer of the FERC module, now leads our team of SAP consultants and utility industry experts as CEO of HPC America. Jerry and his consultants work closely with every level of a client’s staff, from managers responsible for day-to-day operations to C-level executives accountable to Boards and regulators. Meet our team and read our blog about SAP for utilities.
European Heritage: HPC AG
In 1984, a group of former SAP executives in Germany founded our company. HPC AG was created to provide custom solutions and professional services for SAP-enabled companies, on the belief that they would be better served by professionals with solid knowledge of SAP.
We carried that same business philosophy to the United States when we launched HPC America a decade later. One of our initial major projects was implementing SAP in the first utility in the United States, Pacific Gas & Electric Company in San Francisco, California. We were selected at the personal request of SAP AG co-founder Hasso Plattner. Since then, our commitment to employ only seasoned consultants who know both utilities and SAP has never waivered. Learn more about HPC AG.
To discuss your organization’s needs and learn more about our solutions and services for utilities on SAP, please contact us online or call us at (925) 831-4765.