Zug, Switzerland — (METERING.COM) — February 25, 2011 – Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream MDUS (smart meter data unification and synchronization) is now an SAP-qualified business solution, the company has announced.
With this step, Gridstream MDUS integrated with the SAP® for Utilities solution portfolio can deliver an end-to-end integrated offering, helping ensure investments made can adapt and fit into future IT architecture.
“Landis+Gyr has been working intensively with SAP for over a year developing this software,” said Andreas Umbach, president and COO of Landis+Gyr. “The functionality provided by Gridstream MDUS integrated with SAP for Utilities solutions will undoubtedly help increase our customers’ competitiveness as well as cost effectiveness. Finally, as services continue to evolve, we will share product road maps with SAP to help utilities manage energy better.”
SAP-qualified business solutions are complementary to SAP software offerings and provide additional choices and flexibility for organizations running this software. A SAP-qualified business solution is developed or integrated in accordance with SAP development guidelines, has certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform, and has undergone solution qualification by SAP to meet additional criteria.
“Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream MDUS will help enable utilities to optimize utilization of the power grid and generation assets, reduce energy costs for consumers, and improve customer competitiveness,” said Stefan Engelhardt, head of Utilities Industry Business Unit, SAP AG. “Using Gridstream MDUS integrated with SAP for Utilities will enable our customers to more quickly reap the benefits of a smart metering platform that delivers improved efficiencies at a lower total cost of ownership.”
This latest development comes after Landis+Gyr and SAP announced in 2009 an agreement to integrate Landis+Gyr’s AMI with SAP for Utilities to deliver a new level of transparency and availability to energy utilities.