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Electric Utilities in Need of Software Vendors' Leadership!!!
Over the past couple of years, the electric utility industry has changed in terms of the different software solutions available. The old approach to addressing

oracle electric utilities  into an integrated environment. Oracle is making a big push into this market as well, with the PeopleSoft solution. This vendor does not have a complete solution for all the different business units and is lacking some key functionality for the Generation and Transmission, but it is the only one of all the software vendors that does offer a fully integrated solution. PeopleSoft is by far the best solution for Financials, which is easily demonstrated by their dominance of the market share, as well as a

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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