ABB is a world-leading supplier of Industrial Enterprise Software for essential industries such as energy, mining and public infrastructure. ABB solutions bridge the gap between information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT), enabling clients to make faster, better-informed decisions in both daily operations and long-term planning strategies. Some of the world’s largest organizations rely on ABB solutions to minimize risk, enhance operational and financial performance, and execute the right strategies for the future.
We have partnered with Mincom for 16 years distributing, implementing, developing and supporting ABB Ellipse in the UK and Ireland Utilities and infrastructure sectors.
We are an IBM Business Partner providing Software and related Services with respect to the WebSphere, Informix and InfoSphere software product suites and also provide AIX support and IBM hardware to many of our clients. In addition, we have many years of working successfully with IBM in the provision of a wide variety of technical solutions to our client base.
We have over a decade of experience in using IBM technologies to deliver high availability, high performance enterprise solutions. To meet the challenges of market complexity posed by the introduction of Smart Metering in the UK, we worked with IBM research to perform a benchmark at a scale never attempted before for 100 million meter points for our MDM product. Affinity Meterflow® is a next generation product managing enormous volumes of sequential meter readings and interval data in a rapid and reliable manner. This product has subsequently been implemented in British Gas and Scottish Power to manage data for 20 million meter points.
We have also worked closely with IBM Global Services (GBS) to deliver the market communication and industry process management elements of complex multi-party Customer Management and Billing solutions in many of the UK’s largest energy companies including Npower and Scottish Power.
We have formed a strong working relationship with SAP in the UK Energy Retail sector over the last few years due to the complementary nature of their products. As a result of growing customer interest and the demand for a UK compliant SAP IS-U, AMT-SYBEX and SAP have now signed a contract for the Certification of Affinity Marketflow® as the “Industry Interaction and Dataflow Management” module for SAP IS-U in the UK, through a “Powered by NetWeaver” certification process.
The development and successful delivery of an IDEX solution for RWEnpower and current development of an IDEX solution for Iberdrola Scottish Power has been based on our Development Cooperation Agreement with SAP.
We are also an Ecosystem partner for SAP Mobility and our mobile solution to Affinity Fieldreach® is ported to SAP Unwired Platform (SUP) providing SAP clients with a rich enterprise solution for mobile fieldworkers.
O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a leading communications company with over 23 million customers – read more about O2 at www.o2.co.uk/news. O2 runs 2G and 3G networks and was the first to trial 4G/LTE, reaching speeds of over 100Mpbs, as well as owning half of Tesco Mobile. It also operates O2 Wifi, O2 Health, O2 Unify, O2 Media and has recently launched the O2 Wallet.
Kaifa is a smart meter manufacturer based in China. Kaifa supplies over 25 million smart meters to a number of overseas markets including Italy, Spain, Malta, Mexico, India, and Asia Pacific areas, and has been chosen for the Dutch smart meter roll-out programme.
We have formed a partnership with Kaifa to integrate Affinity Meterflow®, the Meter Data Management (MDM) application, into Kaifa’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution for global customers.
The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) is the professional body for those involved in acquisition, operation and care of physical assets – especially critical infrastructure. We have been instrumental in the development of Enterprise Asset Management Solutions for over 20 years. We are committed to a high level of activity and engagement with the institute and are active in enhancing understanding of asset management as a long-term patron of the Institute of Asset Management.