Trondheim, Norway and Putten, Nederlands --- (METERING.COM) --- September 29, 2008 - Cordys and Powel have joined forces to offer a unique, integrated and comprehensive solution for smart energy metering, EKKO, enabling energy companies to automate work processes, and resolve events and faults quickly and efficiently.

EKKO combines Powel’s advanced open software for reading and processing of smart energy meter data with Cordys’ BPM platform, which automates and manages internal processes. EKKO is a comprehensive management platform which offers central control of the complete process, an automated workflow, flexibility and scalability. The solution is easily integrated into various back-end systems, including ERP and billing platforms.

EKKO offers energy companies significant cost savings in exception handling. It also delivers a substantial contribution to customer satisfaction. Examples of processes are fraud detection, replacing faulty meters, customers moving to a new house, customers switching to another supplier, and delivering real time information on energy use.

“The energy market is changing rapidly. Cordys is helping energy companies to further improve the flexibility of their IT environment in order to service the business in an optimal way. Introducing smart metering is a good example of this”, says Ron Matser, vice president strategic alliances at Cordys.

“Powel’s open software platform connected to the well-known Cordys BPM solution is a perfect example of how customers can be services in an optimal way. With EKKO the two companies offer added value to energy companies,” says Frode Solem, vice president smart metering at Powel ASA.

Powel ASA delivers business critical software solutions and related services to help energy companies and public utilities improve daily operational processes and service quality. Cordys is a global provider of software for business process innovation.