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eMeter, A Siemens Business Moves to a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products

eMeter, A Siemens Business today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of its recently published Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products 2013.

In the Magic Quadrant, Gartner, a leading worldwide IT research and advisory firm, chooses its “Leaders” rankings based on a vendor’s ability to pair advanced technology with broad offerings, rich functionality. Vendors must also have the capability to configure their solution to different needs, including solution offering on premises and in the cloud. In the Gartner Magic Quadrant, twelve companies are assessed on "Ability to Execute", covering aspects such as products and services, overall viability, market responsiveness and track record, marketing execution, and customer experience along with "Completeness of Vision".

"We've had an opportunity to work with Siemens in the eMeter solutions one on one to improve our analytics and outage capabilities. Our work with them has allowed us to continue to improve what we're doing at CenterPoint Energy and to share our learnings with other utilities across the globe," said Gary Hayes, CIO & Vice President Information Technology at CenterPoint Energy.

eMeter moves into the “Leaders” quadrant after being named to the “Visionaries” quadrant in last year’s report.

“As eMeter executes on a cohesive IT/OT vision within Siemens Smart Grid, our customers continue expand their adoption of our ever increasing application suite such as Equipment Load Management, and Grid Data vault applications, and our Analytics Foundation. Equally exciting is the realization of eMeter EnergiIP 8.0 as a development platform whereby we are working with many clients such as Centerpoint and others on new products that will be developed by our clients, our partners, and ourselves. We are delighted to be recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products; and look forward to expanding this into other leadership areas.”

Attribution: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products, Zarko Sumic, 11 December 2013.

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The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany) with approximately 90,000 employees, focuses on sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids, energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities.

The Siemens Smart Grid Division (Nuremberg, Germany) offers power providers, network operators, industrial enterprises and cities an end-to-end portfolio with products and solutions to develop intelligent energy networks. Smart Grids enable a bidirectional flow of energy and information. They are required for the integration of more renewable energy sources in the network. In addition, power providers can run their plants more efficiently with data gained from Smart Grids. Software solutions that analyze data from Smart Grids will continuously gain importance. Thereby, the division uses in-house developments in addition to systems from software partners.

For further information please see: http://www.siemens.com/smartgrid

eMeter, A Siemens Business provides essential software that enables electric, gas and water utilities to realize the full benefits of Smart Grid. Leading utilities worldwide depend on eMeter Smart Grid management software to reduce operational costs, improve customer service, and drive energy efficiency. With the most large-scale deployments in the industry and strategic partnerships with Accenture, IBM, Oracle, and SAP, eMeter has built a reputation for unparalleled expertise that ensures customer success. For more information visit: www.emeter.com.

Siemens Smart Grid acquired eMeter in January 2012 after working together in a very successful, strategic partnership for several years. eMeter, A Siemens Business is one of Siemens' Smart Grid strategic cornerstones and acts as the Software powerhouse being responsible end-to-end for the Siemens Grid Application Platform.

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