Rwanda Energy Group and its subsidiaries, the Energy Utility Corporation Limited (EUCL) and Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL) kicked-off the development of an Integrated Business Management System also known as HUZA
The system is billed to transform the operations of REG across its value chain, improve its operations cutting down time in internal processes, enhance internal coordination and substantially push the level of Customer Service to an Industry Standard.
This is one of the flagship components of the Rwanda Electricity Sector Strengthening Project (RESSP) with funding support from the World Bank
The system has various Modules;
Today Friday March 24, 2017 the project achieved a major milestone by the signing-off of the System Blue-Prints for all the modules. The EUCL Managing Director, Major Eng. Jean Claude Kalisa signed for REG while Mr. Pieter Oosthuizen signed on behalf of The Application Software
IFS Pty-Fluentgrid Limited Consortium who won the tender to develop the system.
This means that the Consortium can now proceed to detailed system design and configuration, before embarking on testing, training and finally data migration. The project teams are working tirelessly to get the ERP module GO-LIVE by July 01, 2017 while the CMS/IRMS modules are set for the last quarter of 2017.
The System development process was launched in November 2016 with a colorful event at the Kigali Serena hotel. The Consortium started with an assessment of the current status of systems and processes in REG based on which they have produced blue prints. These are aligned to the REG business but re-engineered to adopt Best Practices and maximize the benefit of new technologies to boost operating efficiency.
Over the past six weeks, the key users have gone through a Blue-Print validation exercise with the System developers (The Consortium) to confirm the defined business processes and their suitability for REG business operations
The next quarter ending June 30, 2017 will witness REG becoming a hive of activity especially with the various users being trained on the various aspects of the System’s operations and data migration before GO-LIVE in July 2017. A dedicated development and training facility was set-up at the CHIC House 2nd Floor to serve the staff and system developers through the various stages.
In this period, a HUZA Change Management Team has also been set up to support the development effort by progressively walking the users and other staff along the change path as the system takes root in REG. This committee is chaired by Mr. Francis Mulindabigwi – Director Corporate Services in EUCL.
The Team has developed a comprehensive action plan that will see them engage all the Staff in the EUCL‘s 33 strong branch network and other working posts of REG. The object is to ensure that the development of the system and the users go through a smooth, efficient and productive transition.