CenterPoint Energy has selected Accenture and SAP to design, test and implement an asset analytics solution.
The strategy of CenterPoint Energy is to integrate IT with operational technology (OT) to improve management and maintenance of its transmission and distribution assets, said Accenture and SAP at CeBIT 2015 in Germany.
The IT-OT Integration Solution by Accenture and SAP for utilities is designed to combine business data (IT) with sensor data (OT), as well as external data feeds to manage the unified data model on the scalable SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
“We selected Accenture and SAP to help us harness data to generate operational and cost benefits for our business, based on their experience in transmission and distribution services and their successful history in teaming on innovative digital projects,” said Gary Hayes, CIO and SVP from CenterPoint Energy.
CenterPoint Energy is establishing SAP HANA as a core component of its technology platform to bring together enterprise and operational data. SAP aims to develop the platform utilizing the SAP HANA platform and a prototype asset health application. Accenture will manage the project.
Accenture and SAP also developing the IT-OT Integration Solution for other asset-heavy industries such as industrial equipment and automotive.