SmartestEnergy, leading UK energy retailer selects Zensar as its IT transformation partner: Pune, India
Press Release | 18 May 2016
Zensar Technologies, a leading provider of digital solutions, software and infrastructure services, recently announced that it will partner leading UK energy company, SmartestEnergy to transform its core IT systems. As part of this initiative spread over three years, Zensar will help the company meet its strategic transformation aspirations. The company has embarked on a critical transformation programme called BCR (Business Capability Review). The key objective of this company-wide exercise involves developing enhanced capabilities around people, process, systems and data to meet current requirements and be future ready. Zensar was chosen amongst leading industry players to be the prime System Integrator due to its overall approach and flexibility to deliver expected results.
Sandeep Kishore, CEO and MD, Zensar Technologies said, “This win underlines our market readiness and expertise in helping large companies meet critical business goals. Taking cognizance of strategic operational goals, along with the impact on customer experience, we are confident of enabling SmartestEnergy achieve success with their strategic Business Capability Review (BCR) programme. A programme of this scale and magnitude requires a combination of strategic thinking, backed by delivery excellence, and we are delighted that SmartestEnergy has shown the confidence and chosen us to partner with them in this effort.”
Robert Groves, Chief Executive Officer, SmartestEnergy Limited commented, “We are on a clear path to reduce operational costs and maximize efficiency. Our focus is on encouraging large companies to make sustainable energy choices. In this context, IT forms an integral part of all our key business operations. BCR for us is not only a programme, but a critical component of future initiatives aimed at attaining market leadership. The Zensar team has shown remarkable understanding of our needs and goals, making it easier to entrust them with this responsibility.”
According to Chaitanya (Chai) Rajebahadur, Senior VP and Region Head – Europe, Zensar Technologies, “Our UK business has shown consistent growth, as we partner some of the leading retail and utility companies region wide. SmartestEnergy has set well defined goals for itself as it sets out to achieve new milestones in UK’s energy market. We are excited to partner with them in their IT transformation journey, aimed at increased profitability. We expect to deliver key milestones by end of 2016 which will be the first clear outcome of the BCR initiative.”
About SmartestEnergy Limited Founded in 2001, SmartestEnergy Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation of Japan. It has grown to become Great Britain’s leading purchaser of energy generated by the independent sector. They are also a UK licensed business electricity supplier to large industrial and commercial organizations and has annual revenues of over £1billion. As an independent company, SmartestEnergy plays an increasingly important role in providing choice and flexibility in a market traditionally dominated by major energy producers and suppliers. They are well known for their best in class Customer Service.