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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 3 Issue 6
As the ground rules for utility industry deregulation are being laid out in the late 1990s, uncertainty and fear, as well as opportunity accompany them. The conditions for a competitive deregulated environment are distinct in every region of the country and abroad.
Last year SAP, the Walldorf, Germany-based software giant, introduced its own utility-specific customer information system (CIS) which integrates with its R/3 software, a client/server business software. If the new CIS is as successful with utilities as the R/3 software has been, SAP will have a hit. According to SAP, there are currently more than 350 utilities in Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region using the R/3 system with several involved in the piloting of this system, called IS