Esri experts and customers will demonstrate location-enabled SAP applications for utilities in the session GIS and Location Analytics: Building an Integrated, Smarter Grid at the SAP for Utilities conference in Hollywood, Florida, Sept. 9-12, 2012.

The presentation will also explore the relationship between Esri's ArcGIS technology and SAP's strategic focus areas, share best practices for implementation, and explain how to build a road map for the future.

"The role of GIS is expanding to meet new demands brought on by smart grid technologies and associated big data," said Steve Benner, Esri SAP alliance manager. "GIS supports utility business by organizing a wide variety of location data from within and outside the organization and delivering it to location-aware SAP business and analytic applications throughout the enterprise."

Attendees can visit Esri at Booth #8 or schedule an appointment to meet with Esri experts by visiting esri.com/sapforutilities.