CEZ Group

Published on 17 Jun 2012

"“With scenario modeling and analysis, we are able to make better decisions, eliminating the unknown and foreseeing the impact of forthcoming projects at every level throughout the enterprise. This has helped us ensure the success of several critical projects." - Tibor Vilhan

Customer:
CEZ Group

Industry:
Energy & Utilities

Deployment country:
Czech Republic

Solution:
Smarter Planet

Smarter Planet:
Smarter Energy

Overview

With more than 30,000 employees, CEZ Group is a leading electricity conglomerate with operations across Central and Southeastern Europe and Turkey. In addition to the production and sale of electricity, CEZ Group deals in communications; informatics; nuclear research; planning, construction and maintenance of energy facilities; mining raw materials; and processing energy by-products.

Business need:
CEZ Group focused on continuous acquisition of similar companies of smaller size operating within its industry as a significant part of its growth strategy. With acquisitions of multiple companies, it experienced difficulties in gaining a holistic view of the enterprise, predicting the impact of each acquisition and determining how effectively each ICT project or program supports its business goals and strategies. The company needed a solution for evaluating business and technology landscapes for risks, redundancies and opportunities when considering acquisitions of other companies.

Solution:
Compared to traditional approaches, this solution allows CEZ Group to invest time once and then use up-to-date data. Having relevant information in one place allows the company to conduct deep analysis across several domains. The solution does not copy data to another place, but uses data directly from source systems where they are being updated. It provides trade-off analysis across several scenarios to predict the best options, pinpointing potential risks and costs related to specific business requirements within the context of the overall enterprise architecture and corporate strategy.

Benefits:
Reduction of application portfolio by up to 20 percent, thus decreasing maintenance costs Standardized layout of reports Support for business continuity management

Case Study

With more than 30,000 employees, CEZ Group is a leading electricity conglomerate with operations across Central and Southeastern Europe and Turkey. In addition to the production and sale of electricity, CEZ Group deals in communications; informatics; nuclear research; planning, construction and maintenance of energy facilities; mining raw materials; and processing energy by-products.

The Opportunity
CEZ Group focused on continuous acquisition of similar companies of smaller size operating within its industry as a significant part of its growth strategy. With acquisitions of multiple companies, it experienced difficulties in gaining a holistic view of the enterprise, predicting the impact of each acquisition and determining how effectively each ICT project or program supports its business goals and strategies. The company needed a solution for evaluating business and technology landscapes for risks, redundancies and opportunities when considering acquisitions of other companies.

What Makes It Smarter
Compared to traditional approaches where the “as-is” state is updated at the time when it’s needed, this solution allows CEZ Group to invest time once and then use up-to-date data. This significantly reduces repetitive tasks. Having relevant information in one place allows the company to conduct deep analysis (“what-if”) across several domains. The solution does not copy data to yet another place, but rather uses data directly from source systems where they are being updated, thus not changing internal processes. It provides trade-off analysis across several scenarios to predict the best possible options, whether financial, business process or IT-related, pinpointing potential risks and costs related to specific business requirements within the context of the overall enterprise architecture and corporate strategy.

Real Business Results
· Reduction of application portfolio by up to 20 percent, thus decreasing maintenance costs
· Standardized layout of reports
· Support for business continuity management

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software:
Rational System Architect

Service:
Software Services for Rational

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