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SAP and Landis+Gyr Sign Software Development Cooperation Agreement

SAP AG and Landis+Gyr have signed a software development cooperation agreement for the integration of Landis+Gyr's advanced metering infrastructure with the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio using enterprise services. The integration will enable certain end-to-end business processes -- from the meter to the business applications -- and deliver a new level of transparency and availability of energy data that can enable higher process and energy efficiency for 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.

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 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.

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