Exelon Corp. and Constellation Energy win the 2023 Silver Alexander Hamilton Award in Treasury Transformation!

Two years ago, Chicago-based Exelon Corp. was the largest nuclear operator in the United States, and also the nation's largest utility company by customers served, with more than 32,000 employees serving over 10 million customers. Unfortunately, as its business had grown and evolved over the years, its treasury technology environment had fallen far behind.

"We were using a treasury system that was beyond end of life," explains Gregory Tate, the director of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and treasury financial transformation. The system was more than a decade old and was no longer supported by the vendor. Plus, Tate adds, "it had become highly customized over time, and we were using it for activities that it wasn't necessarily designed to do, such as accounting entries. That was producing some additional risk for the organization. And from a maintenance standpoint, the customization was pretty cumbersome." In fact, the solution was challenged to effectively complete even core treasury functions.

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Meg Waters

Meg Waters is the editor in chief of Treasury & Risk. She is the former editor in chief of BPM Magazine and the former managing editor of Business Finance.