SPL WorldGroup, provider of software solutions for the global utility market, has announced that its client Questar Gas Company has been named to CIO Magazine’s CIO 100, which recognises 100 top companies for their IT excellence. This year’s theme was the Bold 100, which recognised companies that are willing to take big risks to achieve big rewards.
Questar Gas received CIO 100 honours for the risk they assumed when they revamped and upgraded their legacy customer information and billing system. In addition the utility decided to take ownership of the implementation in-house, without the aid of a systems integration vendor. They chose SPL’s Customer Care and Billing software, and SPL’s implementation team worked with Questar Gas’s staff to develop a flawless implementation methodology.
The project came in eight weeks ahead of schedule, and at an end cost that was 20-30% less than the industry average for similar CIS implementations.