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Smart metering will create an array of logistical and operational challenges and opportunities for energy retailers and distribution network operators. The data from smart meters, and additional data from home appliances and distribution networks, will produce truly big data – forcing the utilities industry to revolutionize its approach to analytics. From the customer perspective, smart metering will deliver tangible benefits – more accurate billing, fewer onsite visits and innovative supplier services. To succeed in this new landscape, SAS suggests using high-performance analytics. With an analytics solution, utilities can get closer to customers – creating insight, building loyalty and driving more effective acquisition initiatives – and build solid foundations to prepare for the future world of smart grid.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 80,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know® .