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Oracle Corporation

January 24, 2012 08:00 ET

Oracle Announces Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics

Eight Pre-Built Dashboards Deliver Key Metrics Out of the Box for Strategic Decision-Making Capabilities

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - DistribuTECH -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Building upon Oracle's smart grid capabilities, Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics -- a key component of the growing family of analytics products -- helps utilities improve meter data system performance and analyze usage trends.
  • As utilities continue to roll out smart grid and smart meter programs, they need solutions to help them leverage and gain visibility into the vast data influx -- ultimately enabling them to operate more efficiently and give customers additional information and better service.
  • The solution includes eight pre-built dashboards that cover device activities, installations and events, as well as validation, estimation and editing (VEE) exceptions, AMI performance and usage. To enhance business performance, the dashboards enable utilities to make informed decisions based on key metrics, such as unbilled energy, gaps in transmission, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)/device performance, consumption patterns, trends in VEE exceptions and revenue protection events (i.e. tamper alerts) and consumption patterns throughout the grid.
  • Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics also contains extract, transfer and load (ETL) improvements that help reduce the complexity and improve the efficiency of installing, maintaining and monitoring data processing. The product is pre-integrated with Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing to deliver better billing accuracy and enhanced on-time billing cycles for improved customer satisfaction.
  • 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.

Supporting Quotes

  • "As utilities implement meter data management applications to address the high volume of data generated by smart meters, their first focus has been optimizing the meter-to-cash process. However, to fully capitalize on the value of smart meters, utilities must turn this data explosion into actionable information. Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics provides new tools that ease utilities into the new era of smart metering analytics. The new solution offers immediate answers -- right off the shelf -- to utilities that need to start putting MDM data to work across the entire enterprise for operational efficiency and superior customer experiences," said Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities.

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About 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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