Harness the power of the intelligent utility network.
Building intelligence into the world's transmission and distribution networks with real-time monitoring, control, analysis, simulation and optimization can help increase the reliability and manageability of these utility power grids. IBM and SAP are working together to unlock the benefits of an Intelligent Utility Network that integrates vital meter reading data with key operational and business applications. Our solutions are designed to help individuals and businesses manage power usage more intelligently and deliver power and analysis based on customer demands. Improve asset utilization. Increase power availability. Reduce wasteful fossil fuel consumption.
IBM and SAP solutions for energy and utilities
- Advanced meter management for E&U from IBM and SAP
Managing meters more effectively can help utilities provide new and better services to customers. IBM and SAP offer an advanced meter management solution that coordinates a seamless network, linking meter data with the back office. Improve productivity. Reduce peak demand. Respond faster to customer service requests.
- Case Study: Global energy leader streamlines business applications and IT infrastructure with SAP and IBM
Read this case study to discover how IBM helped a world leader in energy (natural gas exploration and distribution) modernize and simplify its existing, siloed infrastructure into a state-of-the art IT backbone. Its business-critical SAP components now run in a fully virtualized and resilient IBM POWER and AIX environment, making extensive use of IBM’s latest technologies. The number of physical servers was reduced by 95 percent, from 80 servers to four. Average server utilization improved by up to 60 percent. The customer is able to deliver SAP application services at a lower cost to its lines of business while reducing its total costs of ownership. Temporary SAP test environments can be deployed in minutes compared to days or even weeks and load peaks can be handled by load balancing within virtualized IBM Power servers.
- Solution brief: Front-office integration for smart grids (613KB)
IBM and SAP front-office solution integrates metering operations with enterprise systems to give utilities control over the smart metering landscape. It helps the shift from conventional operations to a dynamic smart grid while enabling processes related to customer relationship management.
- IBM and SAP solutions for cross-industry
IBM and SAP have a portfolio of cross-industry solutions that can help you manage change, evolve and differentiate your business and enhance the resilience and agility of your infrastructure. Our tightly integrated solutions and 30 years of expertise help you gain the most value from your SAP investments.
- IBM and SAP solutions for mid-size organizations
Midsize organizations face the same challenges as large enterprises. IBM and SAP solutions are designed to help you reach your goals: whether it is to grow, become more agile, operate globally or develop new markets. Our midsize solutions draw on a portfolio of SAP capabilities, are integrated for ease of implementation and include financing options and concierge service.