Austin, TX, and Omaha, NE, October 31, 2013, - Sparta Consulting, a KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT) company, congratulates its client Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha (M.U.D.), the fifth largest public gas utility in the U.S., for winning one of the prestigious 2013 Best-Run Utilities Awards from SAP AG (NYSE: SAP). M.U.D. won the Project of the Year, U.S. Midsize Enterprise award for 2013. The recent successful implementation of a new and comprehensive customer information system has helped M.U.D. transform its business to ensure continuous improvement in operational efficiency and customer service provided to M.U.D.’s customer base. As a result of the accomplishments achieved over the course of a mission-critical project, M.U.D was recognized with this significant award.
Mark Doyle, Chief Information Officer and Interim President of M.U.D., said, “Our information systems are every bit as important as our pipes in the ground and in order to perform to our customers’ expectations, this implementation of SAP software was fundamental in creating a foundation to move ahead in all aspects of customer service. Our employees, leadership team, and Sparta Consulting truly felt like one unified team working toward a common goal. If you have that, you can do anything.
Aasim Hasan, Executive VP and leader of Energy and Utilities business for Sparta, a KPIT company, said, “Congratulations to our customer M.U.D. for winning this coveted Project of the Year award from SAP as part of the 2013 Best-Run Utilities Awards. This award attests to M.U.D.’s continuous efforts of transforming their business to improve efficiency, and customer service, and enable innovation and future growth. We are honored to be their partner in this monumental achievement.
The 2013 Best-Run Utilities Awards recognize North American customers of SAP that excel in innovative and sustainable practices resulting from successful implementation of SAP solutions in the utilities industry. The award-winning companies have showcased excellence in vision, planning, project management and execution.
About Metropolitan Utilities District
Metropolitan Utilities District (M.U.D.), the only metropolitan utility district in the State of Nebraska in the U.S., provides natural gas and water to a population of about 600,000 in the Omaha metropolitan area. M.U.D. also operates two compressed natural gas fueling stations to serve commercial fleets and private vehicles in the region.
About Sparta Consulting
Sparta Consulting, a KPIT company, is a fast-growing SAP channel and services partner offering an expansive portfolio of pre-packaged, industry-specific SAP software solutions and IT services. An SAP gold channel partner and SuccessFactors consulting partner, it delivers consulting and system integration services that enable pervasive business transformation for growth-oriented organizations across manufacturing, automotive and energy and utilities industries. 
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