International energy provider, Banpu Public Company Ltd (Banpu), has selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to help modernise the core finance and procurement systems that support its business. By migrating the Oracle E-Business Suite applications underpinning finance and procurement to OCI and moving to Oracle Database Cloud, Banpu can gain the flexibility, reliability and performance required to help increase operational efficiency and make its systems more secure. This can help accelerate Banpu’s plans for overseas expansion and move into new portfolios, including sustainable energy.
Banpu operates across three core groups of businesses: energy resources, energy generation and energy technology, in ten countries globally. With an increasing focus on sustainability, Banpu Group owns clean power generation facilities across Asia Pacific, including Australia, Vietnam and Japan, and recently agreed to buy a combined cycle gas-fired power plant in Texas, United States of America as part of its focus on investments in sustainable projects. These also include electric vehicles (EVs), energy storage systems, energy efficiency management and Banpu's smart city project, which promotes wise use of energy.
To help it manage this growing international portfolio, and deal with growing levels of competition and regulation, as well as price and weather unpredictability, Banpu wanted to modernize its critical business systems. Migrating to cloud would enable the utility to bring together and utilize data to inform decision making, enable it to better spot supply and demand trends, and anticipate the future, to become more agile and efficient.
“At Banpu, our priority is to pursue sustainable growth and focus on developing our green energy business. Moving to the cloud will enable us to reach our goals faster and more securely. Using Oracle’s cloud architects and Oracle Cloud Lift Services, we moved from zero to production quickly, and the transition of our business applications to the cloud went really smoothly. We chose Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as it offers the performance and support we needed to get off the ground and into the cloud,” said Anantapol Eksuwan, Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Banpu.
“The energy sector has been undergoing significant disruption as those within the industry seek to thrive in a sustainable, affordable energy future. They need to deliver outstanding customer experiences, improve energy efficiency, and better manage networks and assets, to deliver essential services to their customers every day. Banpu’s forward-looking approach towards adopting innovative technologies that enable growth will no doubt provide it with the foundation needed for success. With Oracle Cloud, Banpu can gain a more complete picture of its finances and operations, and achieve better reliability and performance from its business applications with minimal downtime,” said Taveesak Saengthong, Managing Director, Oracle Thailand.
iCE Consulting, a Thai digital consulting services firm, was the implementation partner for the solution.
Banpu Public Company Limited is a leading integrated energy solutions company with 3 core groups of businesses: energy resources, energy generation and energy technology in 10 countries, namely, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Australia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Singapore, Japan, the United States of America and Vietnam.
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