Utility System Interoperability and Integration Framework
While ElectSolve has developed many Solutions for Utilities using the uCentra™ framework, mostly for use as an MDM/ODM solution, a core function of the platform is to provide for 3rd party systems integration and data translation.
Utilities are quite aware that the biggest issue today is not a shortage of technology available to them, but rather these technologies don’t talk to each other very well. Whether you are in Public Power, a Cooperative, an IOU, or a Wholesale Provider, integrating data from and between these disparate systems is the biggest challenge to maximizing the value of these technology investments.
The uCentra™ framework is an interoperability platform that solves this challenge. Even if a vendor application supports a standard like Multi-Speak or CIM, they typically don’t support all versions of these methods or variants developed by individual vendors but uCentra™ does.
uCentra™’s Integration and Interoperability frameworks solves these challenges by delivering enterprise integration as well as supporting SOA including web service brokering and auditing functions that make on-boarding web services much easier for small to medium size utilities.
A benefit of deploying uCentra is that this solution can be deployed stand alone as an integration platform or included as part of a broader MDM/ODM deployment encompassing all the features and functions required to support AMI “meter to cash” functions and data analytics.