February 09, 2010 09:00 ET

OSIsoft MDUS System Becomes SAP-Endorsed Business Solution

Integrated with SAP AMI Integration for Utilities, the two-way communication metering system enables power supply authorities to provide customers with consumption data in real time

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2010) - OSIsoft, LLC (www.osisoft.com) announces that its Meter Data Unification and Synchronization (MDUS) system is now a SAP AG-endorsed MDUS business solution. The solution now integrates with advanced metering infrastructure software SAP AMI Integration for Utilities, and enables power supply authorities to provide their customers with real time, vendor-independent data about their energy consumption.

The OSIsoft MDUS solution enables more frequent meter reads and allows power supply authorities to provide customers with consumption data and conversely, despite high volumes of data transfer. MDUS was developed in accordance with SAP® development guidelines. Complementary to SAP® software offerings, MDUS provides additional choices and flexibility for supply authorities running SAP applications.

MDUS solution unifies and synchronizes meter data, which enables power supply clients to more frequently collect, archive, and export their meter data. SAP AMI Integration for Utilities is the underlying technology, which helps power supply authorities in addressing energy demands, environmental concerns and government-mandated billing systems. The OSIsoft MDUS uses OSIsoft's PI System to manage the high volume of meter data; OSIsoft has three decades of experience in the critical data management component.

The OSIsoft MDUS delivers clean integration between a power supply authority's meter system and SAP AMI Integration for Utilities, and provides the ability to integrate meter data with other operational data. MDUS serves as a real-time data collector, which is head-end system vendor-independent.

As an additional benefit, the OSIsoft MDUS can be extended beyond AMI to address other Smart Grid initiatives. For example, the OSIsoft MDUS design allows utilities to easily leverage meter data into their operation management systems, such as outage management systems, demand response and other Smart Grid applications.

Users are to receive integrated support from SAP and OSIsoft. As part of the agreement between OSIsoft and SAP, both companies will share technology and product roadmaps.

"OSIsoft is now working with SAP to bring together the business process and metering infrastructure," said Jon Peterson, Vice President, Marketing at OSIsoft. "Integration between the meter systems and the customer information system is a critical component of AMI. OSIsoft worked with SAP to help insure connectivity between OSIsoft MDUS and SAP AMI Integration for utilities. Plus, it is backed up with extensive testing by SAP and certification of the OSIsoft MDUS."

"By endorsing solutions such as the OSIsoft MDUS system, SAP continues to build its ecosystem, drive new levels of collaboration, and provide additional choices and flexibility to our customers," said Stefan Engelhardt, Head of Utilities Industry Business Unit, SAP. "Use of the OSIsoft MDUS system with SAP solutions will enable our customers to improve efficiencies and employee productivity, thus accelerating delivery of innovative products to market while lowering total cost of ownership."

About OSIsoft

OSIsoft (www.osisoft.com) delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With installations in 107 countries spanning the globe, the OSIsoft PI System is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers, critical facilities, and the chemical process industries. This global installed base relies upon the OSIsoft PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing and business data. The PI System enables users to manage assets, mitigate risks, comply with regulations, improve processes, drive innovation, make business decisions in real time, and to identify competitive business and market opportunities. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft, LLC is headquartered in San Leandro, CA, with operations worldwide and is privately held. Learn more about OSIsoft and the PI System at www.osisoft.com.

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