Greenskies Leader Addresses Business IT Conference
Press Release | Orlando, FL
May 24, 2016
Speaking at the world’s largest business technology conference, the president, CEO and co-founder of Greenskies Renewable Energy, a Connecticut-based solar energy company, said he believes his company’s sophisticated IT platform is one of the key factors that differentiates it from its competitors.
Michael Silvestrini, Greenskies’ chief executive, made his comments at the SAPPHIRENow and ASUG Annual Conference, during a breakout conference session entitled, “Successful Implementation of the SAP Hana Platform at Greenskies.”
“The implementation of the SAP Hana system gives us the ability to build a completely customized IT platform that interconnects every person who works at Greenskies,” Silvestrini said. “It helps bind our business from nose to tail by keeping everyone in the loop.”
But keeping the company’s personnel connected and informed is just part of the SAP Hana picture, he said. The system tracks every facet of every solar project the company initiates throughout its life cycle – from project origination to asset management – providing the company’s operations and maintenance team, designers, engineers, analysts and sales force with instant access to any customized data they may require.
While it becomes “an enabler for custom workflow and corporate discipline,” the SAP Hana system remains flexible enough to be entrepreneurial, Silvestrini said.
“Sophisticated, multi-faceted data collection and analytical platforms will be the foundation on which the businesses of tomorrow are built,” he said. “In the very near future, this is the way all business will be done.”
The four-day conference, the world’s largest business technology event, was held May 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The conference is co-hosted each year by SAP SE, a German multinational software corporation that creates enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations, and ASUG, an independent, not-for-profit organization of close to 4,000 SAP customer companies and third-party vendors.
This year’s conference attracted about 30,000 SAP customers and business partners.
Greenskies sent three representatives to the conference, including Eric Zenner, its director of IT applications, and Steve Gianotti, its controller.
Greenskies is an eight-year-old company that designs, builds and maintains solar photovoltaic systems for commercial and industrial clients, municipalities and government agencies, educational institutions and utilities throughout the United States. Solar installations designed and built by Greenskies have now produced more than 110 million kilowatt hours of clean electric power.