SAP AG has announced two key steps toward enabling a smart electric grid and energy efficiency: the general availability of its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution, SAP AMI Integration for Utilities software, and a packaged dashboard developed in cooperation with StreamServe that displays cost-to-serve modeling and related carbon emissions impact.
With the immediate availability of SAP AMI Integration for Utilities, SAP also announced significant progress in the business integration of smart meters in the core processes of utility companies. The solution enables the efficient acquisition of metering data through MDUS (meter data unification and synchronization) systems and the management of bi-directional communication processes between smart devices and SAP(R) Business Suite software.
The packaged dashboard developed in cooperation with StreamServe provides utilities with the ability to monitor their costs to service their customers, modeling how to reduce these costs and the related environmental impact with reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.
The availability of SAP AMI Integration for Utilities will enable utilities to promote improved energy efficiencies to their customers by linking sales, service and billing processes within the market-leading SAP Customer Relationship and Billing for Utilities package to the capabilities of AMI technology.