An Africa-focused renewable energy company, responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding (rAREH), has begun a digital transformation journey with TouchstoneEnergy.
rAREH has selected Infor SunSystems financial management system as its replacement accounting system to support the continuing growth of its business in sub-Saharan Africa.
Key to rAREH’s decision was the future scale and investment Infor has committed to the development of its ERP software.
Solomon Njonjo, rAREH’s finance director, commented that the business has grown significantly over the past three years, and projects are now transitioning to construction and operations phase in different parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
“This growth creates a necessity to have robust reporting and analysis systems for the company and other business stakeholders. The implementation of Infor’s financial management system will resolve multiple business challenges, including reporting compliances required for different countries and accounting jurisdictions. The need for strong multi-currency, multi-dimensional reporting and analysis is business critical to our success,” stated Njonjo.
Digital transformation includes the cloud
According to Njonjo the new system will enable rAREH to efficiently and effectively maintain and grow its infrastructure portfolio, and also accurately report across the entire business, enabling the company to better understand its financial commitments.
rAREH chose to partner with TouchstoneEnergy because it was able to demonstrate both its deep knowledge of the industry and its experience with implementations in Kenya, Nigeria, Gabon and other African nations.
As part of the digital transformation journey, rAREH will see the expanded use of Infor products within Touchstone’s own cloud environment. This will provide a stable environment and overcome many of the challenges faced in Africa with instability of a continuous power supply.
Infor EAM will feature in Phase II of this implementation project, and will enable execution of purchase orders, work orders, routine and reactive plant maintenance. Using Infor EAM’s mobile applications will also enable field service staff to remain connected with their operational office while they are on field locations.