Oracle Utilities has launched DataConnect, a data extraction feature for Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing and Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management that allows utilities to more easily leverage data across their systems, including those provided by third-party vendors.
This new tool exports customer and usage information for use in downstream applications, enabling utilities to derive greater value from their data and provide new offerings, such as conservation programs and audit tools, which require access to consistent and accurate data.
Utilities worldwide are making major investments in smart meter technology in order to capture abundant usage and customer data. However, these companies often do not realize the full value of that data because they lack the tools to use it across technology systems. With DataConnect, Oracle Utilities says it has simplified the extraction and sharing of data by enabling utilities to more easily export high volumes into clean files that can be used in a variety of applications.
While developing this feature, Oracle Utilities worked with several partners to determine the easiest and most effective way to access critical data. With the DataConnect feature, utilities can now automate data extraction from multiple sources and use it across applications, whether within the complete Oracle Utilities platform or other third-party applications leveraged by the utility.