Landis+Gyr, in cooperation with SAP, brings utilities closer to an interoperable Smart Grid
September 18, 2009
The companies have cooperated on the development of a state-of-the-art meter data unification and synchronisation (MDUS) system, an advanced software platform that integrates Landis+Gyr’s Advanced Metering Management (AMM) head-end system with SAP’s comprehensive business software for utilities. Integrating smart metering and enterprise services saves costs, improves process efficiency, and brings utilities one step closer to an interoperable Smart Grid.
Gridstream MDUS from Landis+Gyr is a gateway that performs two-way communication and enables end-to-end business processes – from the meter to business applications. Gridstream MDUS covers all functions and interfaces required for meter validation and estimation, network management, billing, and customer relationship management. The advanced software is interoperable with third-party systems using an IEC standard-based interface.
“Liberalisation and deregulation of energy markets has led to new challenges being placed on our customers, the utilities, in the areas of meter data processing, billing and customer services. Together with SAP, we aim to simplify utility business processes and provide them with a significant savings potential,” says Andreas Umbach, president and COO, Landis+Gyr. “I am certain that with Gridstream MDUS, we can provide utilities with a modular and interoperable system architecture that will support them in improving their competitiveness. In addition, we can help bring utilities one step closer to the Smart Grid – a smart, secure, energy supply network.”
Gridstream MDUS is the first solution to be produced as a result of the software development cooperation agreement between the two market leaders, which was announced earlier this year. The cooperation between two trusted names in their respective industries demonstrates their proactive anticipation of the future market requirements of utilities.
Landis+Gyr will present Gridstream MDUS at the International SAP® Utilities Conference 2009 in Munich, Germany, being held October 14 – 16, 2009. The 7th International SAP Utilities Conference is a showcase for the SAP for Utility solution portfolio and SAP partners.
View the exclusive demonstration of Gridstream MDUS at the International SAP Utilities Conference 2009 in ICM Hall B0, Stand 2.03