Grant County PUD Awards Contract for SoftSmiths
Houston, TX. – May 31, 2007 – SoftSmiths, Inc., a
leading energy software solutions and services company,
today announced it has been awarded a contract by Grant
County Public Utilities District for upgrading its
SoftSmiths Power Suite as part of a technology upgrade,
while protecting its existing application software
investment and to support new business requirements.
Based on a Service Oriented Architecture
(SOA), SoftSmiths Power offers front-to-back
functionality for load forecasting, resource planning,
trade capture, scheduling, transmission reservation,
electronic tagging, risk measurement, credit control,
wholesale checkout and accounting.
The upgrade to SoftSmiths Power Version
5 allows Grant County to take advantage of the latest
functionality and rationalize their supporting IT
infrastructure, in time to meet newly introduced
business practices and reliability regulations, and be
well equipped to meet future requirements in the
constantly changing industry.
Grant PUD generates and sells
electricity to Grant County residents and millions of
customers throughout Central Washington and the Pacific
Northwest. The Priest Rapids Project, comprised of
Priest Rapids and Wanapum Dams, produces nearly 2,000
megawatts of clean, renewable and reliable electricity –
enough to supply a city the size of Seattle.
Since 2002, Grant County has relied on a
range of SoftSmiths applications, including SoftSmiths
Power, SoftSmiths Electronic Tagging, SoftSmiths e-Link
and SoftSmiths Market Portal.
"The on-going market changes and
industry regulatory compliance challenges compel
utilities to take new approaches and align their
operations to simplify their business and IT
infrastructures," said Hugo Stappers, Director of Sales
and Marketing at SoftSmiths, Inc. "The upgrade at Grant
County PUD not only illustrates their continued
confidence in SoftSmiths but also underlines how
SoftSmiths' integrated suite of applications helps
companies evolve their business processes for greater
efficiency and flexibility"
SoftSmiths, Inc. delivers critical electronic
energy trading and operations solutions and services
that enable energy industry participants to enhance
profitability and reliability in the competitive
marketplace. SoftSmiths' proven solutions and in-depth
knowledge of the industry's business practices allow its
customers to automate manual processes, eliminate
redundancies, and increase business visibility across
the enterprise to allow faster decision making and more
informed decisions, thereby improving profitability,
operational efficiencies and cash flow. The company has
been successfully delivering e-business solutions to
energy service companies since 1997.
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