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Pattern Energy employees discover the value of a modern, web-based ERP system

Business Situation

Pattern Energy operates wind and solar facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan. Facing rapid growth, its legacy on-premise ERP system became costly and difficult to manage. Without the necessary resources to manage operations, employees depended on manual processes, including spreadsheets and siloed emails, to complete basic administrative tasks. This delayed the regulatory reporting process and risked accounting errors. Based on a recommendation and our reputation for successful end-to-end Dynamics 365 implementations, Pattern Energy reached out to Avanade to help it upgrade its operations.

“No one wants to move data around and just create reports. We have elevated the value add of our employees by automating routine tasks.”

Paul Haberlein Senior Director of Business Transformation, Pattern Energy

Solution

By replacing Pattern Energy’s heavily customized AX solution, we eliminated the need to manage costly infrastructure and automated many processes to reduce the number of applications employees needed to do business. Power BI apps simplified the transformation, enabling the company to achieve modernization without increasing its IT expertise and resources. A particularly important feature is the master data synchronization tool, which helped address the functionality gaps of the Dynamics 365 platform as well as support data maintenance across Pattern Energy’s 400 legal entities.

Results

By leveraging new technologies, Pattern Energy has redefined its ERP landscape and empowered employees to work more efficiently, allowing them to focus on productivity and higher value activities. It achieved 75% more efficiency with its project invoice proposal process, saving significant time and money in its billing operations. Additional results include:

  • Improved operational and financial efficiencies
  • Increased project visibility
  • Timely and accurate reporting
  • Enhanced user experiences

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