Quantitative Business Analytics formed to Assist Energy Industry in Understanding the Business Case, Value of Smart Technology. Third-party provider of solutions, insight to Texas Smart Meter Texas Portal; www.qbacorp.com
Dallas, TEXAS – As sizable technology investments are made in all segments of the energy industry, there is a critical need for capturing and understanding the data coming from smarter technology. Dallas-based Quantitative Business Analytics (QBA) has been established to address that need. QBA is a management consulting and services firm that provides quantitative answers to commonly asked business questions by employing the strongest technologies and algorithms in business today.
"In this unprecedented era of deregulation, disruptive technology, and interconnectivity, the energy industry has access to a limitless supply of information that can yield real business value if you only know what to do with it,” says Gerard Metzler, President of Quantitative Business Analytics. “QBA knows where to look for insight, how to exploit that unique perspective, and give clients a true business advantage."
QBA is primarily focused on providing value-added services to the Energy Industry including Utilities (Gas, Electricity, Water), Transmission Companies, Plants, Suppliers, and Exploration. The Energy industry is just the latest to fully automate and instrument its Energy Value Chain. QBA provides cost-effective assistance in realizing benefit from the information derived from its instrumentation efforts. These instruments can include smart meters, various forms of distribution automation and other technical devices like synchrophasors.
"QBA has developed service offerings and best practices that effectively sift through the ‘flotsam and jetsam’ contained in corporate systems, social media systems and data warehouses,” says Bill Grayhack, Chief Mathematician for QBA. “Our advanced analytics coupled with senior-level experience allow us to help clients take advantage of the data captured in smart technology."
QBA has a particularly intimate understanding of Smart Grid and Smart Meter technology. The Company’s leadership team participated in the development of the Smart Grid Maturity Model, and its 175 characteristics that are used to assess a utility’s current state of smart grid maturity.
In addition to identifying value for energy clients via business analytics, the Company also provides IT Innovation services, as well as Program Management, M&A guidance, Cloud Services, Software Quality Assurance, and Cybersecurity consulting. QBA also provides these services for the Telecommunications industry and the Media and Entertainment industry. According to Metzler, although these industries at first glance may not seem to have much in common, they have two common denominators that QBA is very familiar with – all have been impacted by regulation and de-regulation; and these industries are the most affected by advancements in technology.
About Quantitative Business Analytics
QBA, LLC is a management consulting and services firm that provides substantive (quantitative) answers to commonly asked business questions by employing the strongest technologies and algorithms in business today. Our team sifts through large corporate database structures and elicits business value and management insight. QBA is focused on providing value-added services to the Energy Industry including Utilities (Gas, Electricity, Water), Transmission Companies, Plants, Suppliers, and Exploration. The Energy industry is just the latest to fully automate and instrument its Energy Value Chain. Our company provides cost effective assistance in realizing benefit from the information derived from those instruments. These instruments can include smart meters, smart grid instrumentation and other technical devices.