MDM Migration to HANA for Utilities


April, 2018: Wise Men, Houston-based IT services integrator, announced today that it has successfully completed the development of the Itron Enterprise Edition™ (IEE) Meter Data Management (MDM) solution supporting the SAP HANA® platform.


Itron is a world-leading technology and services company and a provider of MDM solutions to utility companies all over the world. Itron IEE MDM has been running quite successfully on Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Databases with more than 39 million meters in production across six continents. Now, Itron and SAP are working together to launch IEE MDM on the SAP HANA platform to help customers in the following areas:

  • Reduce the cost of IT infrastructure by enabling a single SAP HANA platform for both enterprise resource planning (ERP) and meter data management
  • Provide a single platform for an optimized end-to-end meter-to-cash process lifecycle
  • Provide easy access to meter data to help companies use analytics and make decisions in real time
  • Usher in the new digital economy


Wise Men, a certified SAP partner and value-added reseller, has been working with Itron for over eight years, providing a range of IT services. In July 2017, Itron and SAP chose Wise Men as its software development and implementation partner for this unique project.


Wise Men successfully completed the entire software development life cycle by putting together an onshore- offshore team, consisting of experts in SAP HANA, C#, SQL Developers, architects, business analysts, MDM domain experts, automation and QA testers. The team worked for over seven months to code, validate and optimize migrate 7,500+ complex components to run seamlessly on SAP HANA database. As of March 1, 2018, the solution is expected to perform and scale tested at 5 million meters and tested in the SAP® Co-Innovation Lab as part of the “Day-In-A-Life” Utility simulation before it is released for adoption in the Energy and Utility Market in the summer of 2018.


Talking about this effort, Founder & CEO of Wise Men, Ms. Juuhi Ahuja, said, “This is the single largest effort for Wise Men as a company to bring the best in solutioning, migration and innovation while working with SAP and Itron. This effort has given Wise Men the experience and expertise to help clients with their SAP HANA migration efforts.” She added, “Since the success of this project will help address many key issues faced by the energy and utilities industries, experts from this sector have been eager to see this migration occur for the past several years. Through the effort of Wise Men, Itron IEE MDM on SAP HANA is now ready for customer beta in the energy and utilities sector.”


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