Red Clay Consulting Completes Successful Implementation of Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management at Orlando Utilities Commission in Less Than Six Months
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 31 January 2013
Release date- 29012013 - San Diego, Calif. - DistribuTECH 2013 and Atlanta, Georgia - Atlanta-based Red Clay Consulting and Oracle announced today that they have completed implementation of Red Clay's SmartGridONE (SG1) offering powered by Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management at Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC-The Reliable One).
Built upon Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management 2.0, Red Clay Consulting's SG1 is a flexible, affordable and complete meter-to-cash MDM solution that helps utilities lower their total cost of ownership, reduce implementation risk and accelerate their MDM deployment. Red Clay Consulting's SG1 supports meter data management needs while providing a foundation for the future. SG1 comes standard with pre-configured and pre-tuned software, hardware and database.
With Red Clay's SG1 powered by Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management, OUC went live in less than six months. The meter data management system will enable daily meter reads that increase billing accuracy to help improve customer billing and revenue protection. With the completion of the Phase 1 of Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management, OUC has a solid foundation that is expected to lead to improved business processes.
Red Clay's focus within Oracle Utilities solutions is on Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management (MDM), Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway (SGG), Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management (MWM), Oracle Utilities Operational Device Management (ODM), Oracle Utilities Billing Component, and Oracle Utilities Load Profiling and Settlement.
'Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management was the most complete and cost effective solution for our business needs, and with Red Clay's unique appliance approach and proven track record of Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management implementations, it was an ideal pairing,' says Chip Merriam, OUC Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Compliance.
'OUC can quickly and accurately get 95 to 97 percent of their reads on the first day of the bill window, while at the same time eliminating the manual collection of no-reads,' says Beth Kearns, Managing Partner at Red Clay Consulting.
'Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management provides Orlando Utilities Commission with the flexibility needed to configure and streamline their IT systems, while consolidating vast amounts of data into one system,' said Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities. 'This successful implementation further exemplifies Oracle Utilities' commitment to helping utilities achieve their smart grid initiatives, now and in the future.'
About Red Clay Consulting
Founded in 2001, Atlanta-based Red Clay Consulting is a leading systems integration and consulting firm in the Energy and Utilities Industry. Red Clay is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and implements enterprise solutions based on the Oracle Utilities framework. Red Clay is ambitiously led with integrity by industry experts who are proud to manage a team of dedicated, driven and enthusiastic employees. Visit www.redclay.com to learn more about our mission of doing what's right and fair for our clients, our employees and our company.
About OUC-The Reliable One
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC-The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and water services to nearly 228,000 customers in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. Visit www.ouc.com to learn more about our commitment to reliability, affordability and sustainability.
About Oracle Utilities
Oracle Utilities delivers proven software applications that help utilities of all types and sizes achieve competitive advantage, business performance excellence and a lower total cost of technology ownership. Oracle Utilities integrates industry-specific customer care and billing, network management, work and asset management, mobile workforce management and meter data management applications with the capabilities of Oracle's industry-leading enterprise applications, business intelligence tools, middleware, database technologies, as well as servers and storage. The software enables customers to adapt more nimbly to market deregulation, meet ever-evolving customer demands and deliver on environmental conservation commitments. Additionally, Oracle Utilities helps utilities prepare for smart metering and smart grid initiatives that enhance efficiency and provide critical intelligence metrics that can help drive more-informed energy and water usage decisions for consumers and businesses. For more information, visit www.oracle.com/goto/utilities.
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Candice van der Laan
Red Clay Consulting
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