Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services has inked a seven-year long technology and application outsourcing contract-expansion deal with Avista with the view of providing its application management and modernisation services to help out the latter in its transition process into a digital utility.
Avista is a Washington based Energy company that caters to the customers’ requirements for natural gas, hydro, biomass and coal.
The recent deal with HP has been primarily aimed at blessing its applications portfolio, which includes the work management systems, as well as customer information, with HP’s advanced application management services.
Not just that - under this new agreement, Avista can also take advantage of HP’s wide experience in the domain of application modernisation services. The same would be responsible for enhancing the efficiency in Avista’s custom applications, even replacing some of them, as well as in clearing a roadway for the company to carry on with its operations amongst the low cost utilities inside the country.
“Along with the rest of the utilities industry, we’re transforming ourselves with digital and smart grid technology while also keeping the lights on and gas flowing for our 359,000 electric and 319,000 natural gas customers,” Jim Kensok, the vice president and chief information officer of Avista claimed as cited by sourcingfocus.