Bonn, Germany. 28 September, 2011 — Deutsche Telekom has extended its Software as a Service (SaaS) portfolio to include the SAP system, ‘SAP for Utilities’. Energy providers, the housing sector, and meter operators can now lease hardware and software for all processes at a fixed monthly price per meter – which means that for the first time Deutsche Telekom is offering this comprehensive range of services, from reading consumption data through to billing, from a single source. The offering also includes the SAP licence for the first time ever.
“We have now opened up our entire process chain to energy providers under the Software as a Service model,” explained Gabriele Riedmann de Trinidad, responsible for the energy business area at Deutsche Telekom. “Thanks to this new approach, our customers get all their IT and communications technology from a single source at transparent prices and without the need to invest.”
The utilities industry-specific solution from SAP is reported to be capable of performing all key tasks, from energy data management and billing, to market communication when a customer decides to swap providers, through to six-monthly updates in line with the requirements of Germany’s Federal Network Agency.
The system is being demonstrated at Metering Europe in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in hall 1, stand E20 from October 4-6. It will also be discussed in the “Energy processes from the cloud” presentation by Carsten Rickert, Senior Manager for Energy Process & IT Services at Deutsche Telekom, to be held from 10.00 – 10.30 a.m. on October 6 as part of the Next Generation Architecture congress at Metering Europe.