ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventyx, an ABB company, today announced it has signed a significant software license agreement with Swaziland Electricity Company (SEC), the government-owned provider of electricity generation, transmission and distribution to the Kingdom of Swaziland. As part of the agreement, SEC will upgrade its Ventyx Ellipse work and asset management platform to the latest release to further optimize the management and visibility of its asset infrastructure and the workforce maintaining it.
Rural electrification continues to be a major priority for Swaziland's Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy, the national energy authority which formed the SEC in 2007 to provide reliable, affordable, safe and sustainable power to its citizens and to help eradicate poverty in Swaziland. The upgrade is part of a major transformation project by SEC to improve power supply, rural electrification and customer service – while minimizing operating costs.
Supported on low-cost technology platforms, the upgraded version of Ventyx Ellipse helps minimize the expense for business process support in key areas of asset and work management, work requests, payroll, rostering, absence management, and employee self-service (ESS). SEC will implement Ellipse Work Planner for advanced maintenance planning to improve asset availability while reducing costs.
"The move to a newer version of Ventyx Ellipse follows 18 years of successfully using the platform to plan, measure, monitor and improve the performance of our power assets," said Melusi Malinga, Chief Information Officer, SEC. "By upgrading to the latest version, we can continue to use one single, easy-to-use platform for all enterprise resource management functions – offering us significant productivity and cost efficiency gains."
Head of ABB's Network Management business unit Jens Birgersson said, "Ventyx shares SEC's mission to deliver a reliable and safe power supply in a profitable and environmentally safe way. Implementing a proven work and asset management solution like Ellipse will help them achieve this mission amid the challenges of managing extensive operational networks, assets and workforces while expanding the rural distribution network to provide a better quality of life to more of its citizens."
Ventyx, an ABB company, is a world-leading supplier of Industrial Enterprise Software for essential industries such as energy, mining and public infrastructure. Ventyx solutions bridge the gap between information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT), enabling clients to make faster, better-informed decisions in both daily operations and long-term planning strategies. Some of the world's largest organizations rely on Ventyx solutions to minimize risk, enhance operational and financial performance, and execute the right strategies for the future. For more details, see www.ventyx.com.