Due to growth and acquisitions, the incumbent system (In-house development & Foxpro) was not up to the task anymore. There was a lot of data duplication due to manual processing.
This created a need for an IT system that would allow Corona Energy to be creative and to excel in their business. A key process would be advanced B2B contracting: creating tailored contracts to meet the specific needs of each individual customer.
Furthermore, Corona Energy needed a system for both utility-specific processes and general ERP processes, to centralise all processes into one system.
A number of platforms were evaluated in the sales trajectory as well as the option to continue bespoke development, perhaps on a newer technology than Foxpro.
Corona Energy decided in favour of MECOMS due to the cultural chemistry (flexible & dynamic) of the Ferranti people, their passion and the strong knowledge of utilities. The Ferranti product strategy and future vision, together with the MECOMS functionalities and possibilities, were strong factors in the decision-making process.