Ferranti and Microsoft sign global agreement on MECOMS


Dirk Michiels,
CEO, Ferranti
Antwerp, Belgium — (METERING.COM) — September 15, 2011 – Ferranti and Microsoft have announced a global collaboration for the company’s business support system MECOMS™, which is aimed to helping energy and utility companies cope with the changing market conditions.

MECOMS™ is based on Microsoft Dynamics AX and extends the standard ERP-functionalities with specific utility functionality and best practices.

During the past years, Microsoft and Ferranti have worked together to align product development and certification. Ferranti is now officially Microsoft’s priority global alliance partner in the utilities space.

“I’m honored with the recognition we’re getting from Microsoft with regards to our growth strategy,” said Dirk Michiels, CEO of Ferranti. “Ferranti has built a network of distinguished implementation partners, and today MECOMS™ [is recognized] as a refreshing alternative to existing solutions.”
“We’re delighted at Microsoft to be working with MECOMS™,” added Jon Arnold, managing director Worldwide Power & Utilities Industry at Microsoft. “MECOMS™ covers all business processes with regards to billing, the meter-to-cash cycle, asset management and smart-grid rollouts.”