The economic downturn has impacted the Energy sector significantly. Capacity shortage across the value chain has raised the price of crude, gas and refined products. Companies face pressure from regulators, demanding customer expectations, rising SG&A expenses and a wave of mergers and acquisitions.
Energy Companies are under pressure to improve shareholder value and address challenges of energy security and sustainability. Given the changes in the geopolitical, environmental and economic scenario, there is increased pressure on the industry to improve shareholder value, and address challenges related to energy security and sustainability. It has resulted in a movement to remote areas for exploration, and outsourcing of non-core activities and operational excellence initiatives. Energy companies can outsource more processes/ functions and reduce the number of contractors.
Utilities are one of the most asset-intensive industries. The most critical business issues faced by the Industry are improving customer retention, cross-selling in existing markets and capitalizing on opportunities in emerging markets. Aging workforce is also a concern since the existing knowledge within the workforce is the key to organizational sustainability. Utilities need to continuously improve operating efficiencies to deliver better and faster results at a lower cost.
Utilities can outsource non-core activities such as IT, Finance & Accounting, customer service and supply chain management to ensure reliable service with a variable cost structure. Outsourcing can help companies improve collections and increase process automation.
AMI and Meter Data Management implementation enable Utilities to improve customer reach and realize benefits of improvised billing, better customer service and most importantly demand response.
|Complex structure, multiple business units, extremely decentralized
Infosys BPO’s outsourcing services cater to specific requirements of Energy and Utilities industries such as Master Data Management (material, vendor, customer and employee), Flex-staffing, Supplier Performance Management & Analytics, Engineering Documentation, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) support – data validation, new product/ feature support and Meter Data Analytics.
In the current economic environment, our Supplier Performance Management service helps Energy and Utility companies rationalize vendors and address inefficiencies in the system to unlock value.
We partner with companies in the planning and deployment stages of AMI through our AMI Support Services.
Our Global Well File Digitization Services help energy companies (including Oil Field Services players) to ensure correct, de-duplicated data (well data, land data and pipeline data) which can be retrieved quickly.
- Better visibility
- Easy access to information
- Faster decision making process
|Lack of availability of skilled manpower
||Infosys BPO undertakes short-term gestation projects including but not limited to Industry Research, Credit Research and Spend Analytics.
||Faster decision-making process
|High G&A costs
||Our functional practice has industry experts in multiple areas to drive the road map for business process management in several areas:
- Sourcing and Procurement (indirect and direct)
- Human Resources (Flex-staffing, recruitment, performance appraisal, training and learning services)
- Knowledge Services (rate case preparation and filing, meter data analytics, Financial Planning & Analysis)
- Customer Services (B2B and B2C via chat, e-mail or telephone)
- Order Management (product and services)
- Finance & Accounting
- Services across all business functions enabling end-to- end servicing
- Ability to customize services to suit business requirements