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SAP and Landis+Gyr Sign Software Development Cooperation Agreement
Companies to Integrate Landis+Gyr's Advanced Metering Infrastructure / With SAP(R) for Utilities to Deliver New Level of Transparency and Availability to Energy Utilities
Liberalization and deregulation of energy markets has led to various new tasks being developed in the areas of meter data aggregation, billing and customer services.
"This is the reason why we have proceeded with this development cooperation agreement," said Andreas Umbach, president and COO, Landis+Gyr, "With a highly scalable and sophisticated interface, energy utilities may profit from leveraging one comprehensive solution that functions along side the value chain. This will undoubtedly increase our customers' competitiveness in next-generation markets."
The software development cooperation between two trusted names in their respective industries demonstrates their proactive anticipation of the future market requirements of utilities.
The new state-of-the-art meter data unification and synchronization (MDUS) system will act as the conduit between Landis+Gyr's Advanced Metering Management (AMM) head-end system and SAP's comprehensive business software for utilities, including the SAP(R) AMI Integration for Utilities software, covering functions such as billing and customer relation management. Landis+Gyr's MDUS is an integration of the respective Landis+Gyr and SAP systems, and as an operator, will be able to activate many functions across both networks from one access point or terminal.
Landis+Gyr's MDUS system will be highly scalable and able to work with the smallest utilities and metering systems of anywhere up to several million metering points. It will deliver a high degree of data transparency with bi-directional flow of information and control.
SAP's more than 30 years of success in the utilities market continually strives to build and deliver solutions that meet the evolving needs of electric, gas, nuclear, water, waste and recycling utility companies worldwide. SAP is focused and committed to enabling utilities to be future ready by providing solutions that drive efficiencies and support business transformation with more flexibility, leveraging SAP's approach to service-oriented architecture (SOA) and the technology platform. SAP is well known for its industry orientation and strong interest in co-innovation and collaboration.
"The increased focus on energy efficiency and the introduction of smart meters mark a paradigm shift for utilities, requiring interoperability of technical metering systems and commercial solutions," said Stefan Engelhardt, head of Utilities Industry Business Unit, SAP AG. "The integration of Landis+Gyr's MDUS with SAP for Utilities, including SAP AMI Integration for Utilities, will enable our joint customers to bridge this gap effectively and increase their return on investment significantly."
Landis+Gyr is the leading provider of integrated energy management solutions tailored to energy company needs. With a global presence and a reputation for quality and innovation, Landis+Gyr is unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.25 billion, Landis+Gyr operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs over 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. For more information about Landis+Gyr, please visit the corporate website at http://www.landisgyr.com.
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