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Navigant Report Sees Upswing in Meter Data Management System Upgrades

The global market for MDM solutions has diversified as established competitors and new entrants offer more comprehensive and complex solutions.

A recent report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 11 leading meter data management systems (MDMSs) vendors, providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the global MDMS market.

The global market for MDM solutions has diversified as established competitors and new entrants offer more comprehensive and complex solutions. Recently, utilities have placed new demands upon their MDMSs, stretching capabilities to work across diverse utility systems and support applications beyond the traditional meter-to-cash and customer information system (CIS) functions.

“The market for utility data management and analytics is growing faster than ever, with a number of new competitors positioning themselves as providers of MDMSs to some degree,” says Paige Leuschner, research analyst with Navigant Research. “Itron’s upcoming innovations and upgrades will bring new technologies and capabilities to the market, and this has the potential to revolutionize its already comprehensive MDM solution.”

Landis+Gyr, Oracle, and Siemens (eMeter) are all in close pursuit of Itron, according to the report. With strong grasps on the market, millions of managed smart meter deployments, and forward-looking MDM solutions, any one of these players has the potential to take the top spot.

The report, Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Meter Data Management Systems, examines the strategy and execution of 11 vendors that offer MDMSs and rates them on 12 criteria.

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