Gainesville Teams With Axon and SAP

JERSEY CITY, NJ /PRNewswire/ -- Axon Solution, Inc. announces that Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), the 5th largest municipal utility in Florida, has selected Axon to lead the collaboration of replacing its ERP Solutions with SAP's World Class Business Suite.

City officials selected Axon, opting to leverage Axon's extensive experience in municipal utilities. Axon will implement SAP's ERP Solution including Financials, Utility Asset Accounting, Purchasing, Inventory, Business Intelligence and Workflow across each of the five business units at GRU.

"Phase-two is part of a long term strategy to provide automation and flexibility throughout the business," said Jennifer Hunt, Chief Finance Officer for GRU. "Phase 2 is truly about transforming GRU's financial information and providing all key stakeholder access to the right information."

The new solution will integrate with SAP's Customer Information and Billing Solution implemented last year in Phase 1. The result will be enhanced financial accounting between the Utility and the City of Gainesville. Through a designated formula, GRU provides funding to the General Fund of the city; this fund helps to support city services such as law enforcement, fire protection, and parks and recreation.

"We are excited to be working with GRU. Together we will deliver a platform for change," said Ian Greenhalgh, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Axon.

The project kicks off this month and is expected to be up and running in 12 months, with Axon providing 6 months of post go-live support.

Axon has implemented numerous municipal utilities with similar needs to GRU including the City of Tacoma, Dallas Water, City of San Diego and Lansing Board of Water and Light.

About Axon
Axon is a business transformation consultancy that designs, implements and supports solutions that address complex business issues faced by large organizations who have selected SAP as their strategic enterprise platform.

Our Business Consulting group helps to improve company performance through delivery of a cost reduction program, business process improvement, shared service centers, top-down information strategies, executive coaching and leadership development.

Our Solutions Implementation group delivers business transformation through the implementation of enterprise applications such as SAP, providing defined and measurable business benefits. Our Applications Management group ensures that the momentum of a business transformation program is maintained through the provision of ongoing support and evolution program, ensuring the client can respond to any further internal or external business imperatives.

We have delivered hundreds of successful program's ranging from the total transformation of entire organizations to small projects addressing particular opportunities and issues. We employ over 1650 people and our client list includes BP, Buckinghamshire County Council, Cable and Wireless, Kraft Foods, Transport for London and Xerox.

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