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eMeter SAP MDUS Integration Pack Data Sheet

  1. 1. Data Sheet: eMeter SAP MDUS Integration Pack eMeter SAP MDUS Integration Pack eMeter + SAP for Greater Smart Grid Functionality A successful Smart Grid requires seamless integration of all the systems involved; from the AMI infrastructure through to the “eMeter’s SAP MDUS utility’s enterprise systems. The eMeter® EnergyIP® platform and solution allowed us eMeter Advanced Applications offer an unparalleled degree of to integrate eMeter flexibility, providing utilities with much needed enterprise agility EnergyIP to SAP with in today’s dynamic technical and regulatory environment. virtually no additional SAP is a leader in delivering mission-critical enterprise software including CRM, customization, CIS and ERP systems. Thus, integrating SAP for Utilities with AMI infrastructure dramatically reducing and meter data management is a challenge that many utilities will face as they deploy their Smart Grid technology. SAP invited eMeter, as a strategic vendor our AMI integration of Smart Grid management solutions, to join the Lighthouse Council in 2007 as costs. We are now one of the original members to help shape and define their utility solution. The well-poised to give result — standard enterprise services (web services) for Meter Data, Unification, our customers the and Synchronization (MDUS) that join eMeter EnergyIP, the leading Meter Data Management platform, and SAP for Utilities, the leading enterprise system for information they energy companies. need to manage their energy usage.” eMeter is committed to a strong partnership with both SAP and our joint customers. We achieved SAP QBS status and actively participate in the Smart Poul Berthelsen, Project manager, NRGi Grid Co-Innovation Council (the follow-on to the Lighthouse Council). The eMeter SAP Solution The eMeter EnergyIP MDUS Bundle is a SAP QBS for AMI and SAP Utilities. eMeter’s proven and tested SAP MDUS Integration Pack integrates EnergyIP and SAP for utilities, supporting key AMI-enabled business processes. This integration pack enables the execution of end-to-end processes and data flow between these two systems, connecting the eMeter EnergyIP platform and eMeter Applications with SAP’s AMI features. The adapter receives requests from SAP and routes them to the appropriate EnergyIP services for processing. With this solution, utilities gain the immediate advantage of a standard interface enabling SAP customers to more quickly capitalize on EnergyIP’s advanced capabilities essential to intelligent metering and Smart Grid success. With the use of these standard interfaces customers are assured of the lowest total cost of ownership and continued support of the solution by SAP and eMeter.© 2011 eMeter Corporation. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. “ At CPS, we have a history of embracing technological innovation to improve services for our customers. eMeter’s SAP MDUS solution allowed us to integrate eMeter EnergyIP to SAP with virtually no additional customization, dramatically reducing our AMI integration costs. We are now well-poised to give our customers the information they need to manage their energy usage. Lawanda Parnell, Senior Director of Enterprise Application Delivery, CPS Energy ” Key Functionality of the SAP MDUS Integration Pack With eMeter EnergyIP, you can quickly turn your data into actionable information that can be leveraged across the utility. eMeter provides two SAP MDUS Integration Packs, one for the SAP IS-U Enhancement Pack 4 and one for SAP IS-U Enhancement Pack 5. The Integration Packs support the DUS integration and web services that are delivered with these SAP releases. • Master Data Synchronization – As new meters enter the system, or data on existing meters is modified, SAP will trigger a web service to EnergyIP. EnergyIP receives this message and synchronizes this data. • Device Installation and Provisioning – After the installation of a meter, SAP will send EnergyIP the installation details. EnergyIP will create the relationship records tying the meter to a particular service point and location (note that SAP will also notify EnergyIP of a meter removal so that the relationships can be ended). Once the meter has been installed and EnergyIP has completed the provisioning process, a notification will be sent back to SAP with the information that provisioning has been completed. • Meter Read Data Delivery – A variety of transactions in SAP will trigger a meter read request from EnergyIP such as move-in / move-out, cycle billing, off-cycle reads, control reads, etc. EnergyIP will receive this information and create a request in the Billing Services application. Once the Billing Services application fulfills the request, the adapter will send the appropriate value back to SAP to complete the process. Requests can also be cancelled in the event that the read is no longer needed. • On-Demand Meter Reads – In addition to requesting a meter read for a specific date, SAP can also trigger a request for an on-demand read. When EnergyIP receives such as request, a message is sent to the meter via the Activity Gateway for a meter read. Once the request is fulfilled, the result is returned to SAP. • Interval Data Delivery – Interval data can be pushed on a regular basis to the SAP. Interval data goes through the Validation, Estimation, and Editing process in EnergyIP. Valid or Estimated interval values will be sent according to how the schedule is set up (e.g. daily). SAP receives this data and stores the values in the Energy Data Management component of SAP at which point the interval data is available for further processing in SAP.2
  3. 3. Data Sheet: eMeter SAP MDUS Integration PackThe second release of the SAP MDUS Integration Pack for Enhancement Pack 5 isbuilt on the AMI Integration functionality delivered with SAP IS-U EnhancementPack 5 (EhP5). Thirty-one new services have been added in EhP5 to support theexpanded capabilities of the MDUS integration. These new services enhance theexisting data synchronization and meter data consumption capabilities as well asadding new functionality. Key functionality with EhP5 includes:• Enhanced Synchronization Capabilities: Additional services have been added to support synchronization of new objects. Key among these is services that support sending Premise data and Device Location data. The ability to link devices is also possible. This will be useful for linking a communication module to a device or CTPTs. A tighter link with the Energy Data Management (EDM) module is also established in this release.• Enhanced Meter Data Consumption Capabilities: With EhP5, utilities will no longer be required to pass interval data to SAP EDM. An option exists to request framed usage data according to the TOU bins or critical peak times. Agents will have the ability to view interval data from the MDUS if required, for example, to analyze a rate or view the details behind a TOU bin. Interval data can continue to be replicated in SAP if desired.• Meter Commands: Additional web services are available that support connection status change and operational state check. If a meter has these remote capabilities, a connection status change request or an operational state check initiated in SAP will be sent to the MDUS. The MDUS will route this request to the appropriate AMI head-end and upon execution of this request, the MDUS will send back the information to SAP to complete the process.• Event Handling and Text Messaging: New functionality will be available to handle events coming from the meter. Certain event data will be sent to SAP for further action. Additionally, the ability to send a text for display in an in-home device will be available. 3
  4. 4. Data Sheet: eMeter SAP MDUS Integration Pack eMeter Offerings • eMeter EnergyIP • Settlements • Register Billing • Network Loss Management • Interval Billing • Analytics Foundation • Outage Event Management • Smart Grid Appliance • Remote Connect/Disconnect • Integration Adapters • Energy Engage™ Customer Portal • SAP MDUS Integration Adapter • Prepayment Support • eMeter Professional Services and Support • Customer Service Representative Portal Building Applications on a Strong Foundation eMeter applications run on our MDM Platform, eMeter EnergyIP®, the industry’s leading MDM system, which delivers information and automation in real-time to manage the Smart Grid. With eMeter’s modular design you start fast, use only what you need, and incrementally scale to meet new requirements. You can add additional applications as you need them, or have an application custom-built for your needs. eMeter EnergyIP allows you to adapt to regulatory changes and capitalize on new technology or business opportunities, dramatically improving operational efficiencies and customer service. eMeter provides the essential software that enables leading electric, gas and water utilities worldwide to realize the full benefits of the Smart Grid, reducing operational costs, increasing service reliability, boosting customer satisfaction, and driving energy efficiency. eMeter Corporation Energy Information You Can Act On. +1 (650) 227-7770 sales@emeter.com www.emeter.com© 2011 eMeter Corporation eMeter ®, the eMeter Logo ®, EnergyIP ®, Energy Engage™ and any other trademark found on the eMeter Trade-marks List that are referred to or displayed in the document are trademarks or registered trademarks of eMeter Corporation or its affiliates inthe US and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.