IT Strategy & Planning Services for EV Charging Network Operators

We empower organizations to refine their IT strategies and architecture with our comprehensive advisory services. Leverage our expertise to build a flexible services landscape that keeps doors open for future vendor changes, while ensuring you own your data and essential systems.
IT Strategy & Planning Services for EV Charging Network Operators

IT Roadmap Development

Collaborate with our experts to develop a strategic IT roadmap tailored to your organization's goals. We provide actionable guidance to navigate the evolving charging infrastructure landscape.

Vendor-Agnostic CSMS Selection

Choose the most suitable Charging Station Management System (CSMS) with our unbiased, vendor-agnostic approach. Our team analyzes your unique requirements to recommend a system that aligns perfectly with your strategic objectives.

RFP Assistance

Simplify the process of Request for Proposal (RFP) creation and evaluation. We help you draft clear, comprehensive RFPs and provide insights into vendor responses, ensuring you make well-informed decisions.

Charging Network Optimization

Identify opportunities to optimize your charging network. Our strategic advice ensures a seamless and efficient network, bolstered by rigorous monitoring and continuous testing.

Energy Management Strategy

Develop a comprehensive energy management strategy that includes demand response, smart charging, and local load balancing. Benefit from our insights on industry trends and pilot programs to shape and refine your initiatives in this area.

System Architecture Design

Design a robust and scalable system architecture that accommodates future growth and technological advancements, ensuring your charging infrastructure remains competitive.

Common Challenges We Help Solve

Refining IT strategies and planning for charging network infrastructure often involves navigating complex challenges. At Metergram, we have helped our clients tackle these challenges with innovative solutions. Here are some of the common issues we address:

  • Roaming Protocol Guidance: Provide strategic and tactical guidance on selecting the most suitable roaming approach (hub, p2p, roles) and associated protocols (e.g., OCPI versions, OICP) to ensure seamless interoperability across different networks.
  • CSMS Migration Strategy: Develop a strategic plan for migrating from legacy CSMS systems to new platforms, minimizing disruptions and ensuring charger and customer data integrity.
  • Partner Selection for EV Roaming: Offer strategic advice to identify and partner with the right actors, services and roaming networks, expanding charging accessibility.
  • Architecture Assessment: Review, audit and possibly redesign an architecture or systems landscape in order to meet future needs. Examples include extending legacy CSMS implementations to cater for an asynchronous event-driven approach, and providing best practice advice on integration patterns.
  • Roadmap Prioritization and Feasibility: Workshop and review a technical roadmap aligning it with business goals. Help prioritize features and discuss viable implementation paths, focusing on time, scope and budget.
  • Technical Time-to-Market Advice: Share and develop insights on practical approaches that could provide critical business value at great speed focusing on MVP thinking. Some areas are driver experience (e.g. AutoCharge vs. full Plug&Charge support) and data ownership (simple OCPP logging vs. full warehousing or data lake solutions).
  • CSMS Selection and Evaluation: Requirements gathering and feature prioritization. Navigation help and acting as a liaison between business and technical areas. Guidance on vendor philosophy (e.g. turnkey, platform only, API-first) and pricing model (e.g. fixed licenses, per connector, consumption-based) and more.
  • Business Development: Helping our clients find and evaluate new business opportunities in the market, focusing on technical viability. Utilizing our industry participation and connections, we can help identify the trends in areas such as Demand Response, Vechicle2Grid, and Plug&Charge.
  • Data Ownership & Portability: Create a data management strategy that ensures seamless data portability between systems while maintaining ownership. In practice, access to your data can be limited, and ensuring accessibility is vital in the areas of BI, network optimization, and future analysis.

Why Choose Metergram?

At Metergram, we're dedicated to helping you succeed in the rapidly evolving world of EV charging network infrastructure. Here's why our clients trust us to deliver transformative IT services:

  • Deep Industry Expertise: Our team of experts has extensive knowledge and experience in charging network infrastructure, ensuring you get tailored solutions that meet your unique needs.
  • Proven Track Record: With a history of delivering successful software projects for leading clients worldwide, we've earned a reputation for quality, reliability, and client satisfaction.
  • Comprehensive Services: From CSMS development to seamless system integration, our holistic approach complements and elevates your team's skills and work value.
  • Flexible Collaboration: We offer flexible engagement models to fit your needs, whether you require a fully managed project or a hybrid team that integrates with your in-house staff.
  • Reliable Partnership: As an owner-led company deeply rooted in the industry, we're committed to fostering long-term partnerships with our clients, providing innovative and reliable IT services that drive growth.

By choosing Metergram, you'll gain a trusted partner that understands your unique challenges and opportunities. Let's work together to accelerate your growth and shape the future of EV charging network infrastructure.

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