SAP gets smart with Consumers Energy

Enterprise software giant SAP has scored what it is calling its first utility customer for its new smart metering software.Consumers Energy, one of SAP's utility partners for its advanced meter integration (AMI) Lighthouse Council, will integrate SAP's new AMI module with its existing SAP for Utilities software, which it installed last July.

Enterprise software giant SAP has scored what it is calling its first utility customer for its new smart metering software.

Consumers Energy, one of SAP's utility partners for its advanced meter integration (AMI) Lighthouse Council, will integrate SAP's new AMI module with its existing SAP for Utilities software, which it installed last July. SAP sells an entire suite of software specifically for utilities, including SAP Billing for Utilities and the SAP Energy Data Management.

The companies expect installation of the new software to be completed promptly, although they don't say exactly when. The goal is to let Consumers Energy customers manage their energy usage.