Oracle Announces Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics
Pre-Built Dashboards Deliver 69 Out-of-the-box, Graphical Answers to Utilities’ Most Pressing Metering Data Issues
DistribuTECH, San Antonio, Tex. – Jan. 24, 2012
Building upon Oracle's smart grid capabilities, Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics– another in a growing family of analytics products – identifies multiple ways utilities can improve meter data system performance and maximize the business value of consumption data.
As utilities continue to roll out smart grid and smart meter programs, they need solutions like Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics to help them turn the resulting influx of huge data volumes into intelligent business processes. Better business processes help utilities operate more efficiently and improve customer satisfaction.
The solution includes eight pre-built dashboards that analyze consumption trends, gauge the performance of head-end systems and service providers, track unreported usage, alert staff to revenue protection events, and track meter installation efforts. Utilities can also use the solution to improve business processes like targeting customer segments for specific energy efficiency and demand management programs or decreasing losses from unbilled energy.
Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics permits staff to drill down into details behind the graphics. The solution also makes it easy for staff to examine specific instances and events contributing to trends by drilling back into the underlying applications—Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management and Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing.
Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics is built on the industry-leading Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) platform. The product is part of the Oracle Utilities Business Intelligence family of products.
“Far too many so-called business intelligence products today provide little more than an additional analytic engine or reporting framework requiring months of consulting time to implement and extensive staff time and training to use and maintain. Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics is a major step beyond those costly halfway measures. It answers utilities’ most pressing metering questions at the click of a mouse. While others deliver ‘tools’ and ‘foundations,’ we deliver out-of-the-box results,” said Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities.
Oracle Utilities delivers proven software applications that help utilities of all types and sizes achieve competitive advantage, business performance excellence and a lower total cost of technology ownership. Oracle Utilities integrates industry-specific customer care and billing, network management, work and asset management, mobile workforce management and meter data management applications with the capabilities of Oracle's industry-leading enterprise applications, business intelligence tools, middleware, database technologies, as well as servers and storage. The software enables customers to adapt more nimbly to market deregulation, meet ever-evolving customer demands and deliver on environmental conservation commitments. Additionally, Oracle Utilities helps utilities prepare for smart metering and smart grid initiatives that enhance efficiency and provide critical intelligence metrics that can help drive more-informed energy and water usage decisions for consumers and businesses. For more information, visit www.oracle.com/goto/utilities.
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