Capgemini today announced the launch of Smart Analytics, its new business intelligence
solution which provides an accelerated platform to help utilities gain the most
value from the complex data generated in their organisation and by their Smart Grid and AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) deployments. The solution enhances
the speed of delivery of analytic portals by accelerating the development process
for requirements definition, data modeling and related business logic.  It reduces
the overall cost and risk of implementing business intelligence solutions within
utility clients by leveraging Capgemini’s key partner alliances with Teradata
Corporation and SAP AG for industry leading technology and domain expertise. 

Smart Analytics offers utilities analytical and reporting capabilities across functional areas and provides an
integrated platform for the deployment of business intelligence. It pushes “actionable
intelligence” to all levels of the organisation with role-based access and security.

Key benefits of these capabilities include:

  • Improved access to data and decision support in the form of interactive dashboards,
    reports and ad hoc query tools to analyse data from different business areas in
    a single integrated solution.
  • Operational monitoring and analytical solutions for programs such as Demand Response
    campaigns, Predictive Asset Maintenance, etc.
  • Pre-defined and extensible data models for utilities (uLDM) developed by Teradata®
    that ensure data accessibility and scalability while enabling reuse and documentation.

Smart Analytics is designed to assist utilities that are currently in the process
of planning, deploying or operating their respective ‘Smart Grids’.  

According
to Gartner, Inc. “By 2014, smart grid data floods will force utility companies
to double their investment in real-time business intelligence systems.”1  Paul
Nannetti, General Manager of Capgemini’s global Business Information Management
(BIM) service line
commented, “our recently published ‘Smart Analytics for the
Utility Sector’ Point of View2 highlights the urgent need for organisations to
interpret consumer usage patterns and develop competencies to forecast demand
and proactively plan for future requirements. Smart Analytics offers utilities
multi-dimensional support across functional areas and provides an integrated platform
for the deployment of business intelligence. It pushes actionable intelligence
to all levels of the organisation
.”

Smart Analytics leverages the Group’s significant investment in its Business
Information Management (BIM) Global Service Line with 4,000 BIM consultants, including
a Centre of Excellence in India, staffed by over 1,000 specialists.  The BIM services  provided by Capgemini, who have had a diverse client base in this area for over
15 years, include strategic information management blueprinting; data architecture,
warehousing and management; data analysis and performance reporting; and electronic
file management, retrieval and collaboration portals. Smart Analytics also leverages
the Smart Energy Services (SES) Global Service Line and builds on extensive Smart
Grid and AMI expertise and best practice developed by working with more than 20
North American and European utilities since 2004.

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