Siemens and SAP to Offer Meter Data Management for New Utility Business Models
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Siemens and SAP have signed a global reseller agreement through which SAP will globally resell Siemens' market-leading meter data management solution, EnergyIP. This cooperative effort is intended to address multiple digital end-to-end business scenarios for energy and utility clients worldwide. The solution will be available directly from SAP, simplifying purchase and support processes for customers. It will be marketed under the name, SAP Meter Data Management by Siemens, and is expected to be generally available during the second quarter of 2017. As part of the agreement, SAP and Siemens also plan to further align development road maps in an effort to provide the foundation for next-generation business models supporting all future energy market players.
Emerging business models focus on delivering reliable and efficient power, while transitioning to an increasingly distributed energy landscape. SAP and Siemens plan to help utility customers integrate real-time processing of Big Data generated by millions of connected meters and sensors to provide better insight and control for all energy producers and consumers - from the large-scale power plant to small micro grids.