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PowerPlan Provides Westar with an Integrated Budgeting Solution

Atlanta, GA (September 28, 2012) In September, Westar selected PowerPlan’s Capital and O&M Budgeting Solution. With the additional solution, Westar will be able to monitor and evaluate using delivered dashboards, drill downs and alerts that leverage the strong yet flexible relationship between actual costs, commitments, budgets, forecasts and authorizations. They will also track benefits and non-financial metrics while integrating with project schedules in order to achieve a more holistic view of the project portfolio. Because of PowerPlan’s unique ability to bridge the operations and financial planning functions, one system can serve any audience within the organization to produce the necessary outputs, whether it be consolidated reporting or detailed variances and analysis. Westar already utilizes PowerPlan’s asset accounting, tax and lease management systems and the budgeting tool will integrate seamlessly with their existing PowerPlan solutions.

About Westar Energy, Inc.: 
Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Kansas. It produces electricity through various sources, including coal, wind, nuclear, natural gas, oil, and diesel. The company is also involved in energy marketing activities; and the purchase and sale of electricity in the wholesale market. The company sells electricity in retail to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as for lighting public streets and highways; and electricity in wholesale to electric cooperatives, municipalities, and other electric utilities in central and northeastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina, and Hutchinson. As of May 9, 2012, it served approximately 687,000 customers; and had 7,100 megawatts of electric generating resources, as well as operated and coordinated approximately 34,000 miles of electric distribution and transmission lines. Westar Energy, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.

About PowerPlan: PowerPlan software provides financial insight into how complex rules and regulations impact your organization – empowering you to make credible decisions that improve overall corporate performance. The integrated solution provides complete visibility starting with forecasting and monitoring to scenario planning and analytics while maintaining financial compliance. For more information, email or visit

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