Overview

If your company is looking to save time and money during the initial stages of the buying process, IBISWorld’s Smart Meters procurement research will provide you with the tools necessary to do just that. This report breaks down the data and analysis behind buying Smart Meters, such as pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and external demand drivers. Your company will also gain expert negotiation tactics to help gain leverage when working with suppliers.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Smart Meters - Recent Price Trend

The price of smart meters has been trending upward at an estimated annualized rate of 0.8% in the three years to 2017. Surging demand for more energy-efficient products, such as smart meters, has been the chief propellant of price growth. However, falling input costs and growing import penetration have prevented prices from rising more rapidly.The increasing population and resulting growth in...

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Smart Meters - Total Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership for smart meters is low. Buyers should consider personnel costs for shipping, installation and administrative support, which can include training courses, server systems, insurance and warranties. However, these costs are typically minimal when compared to the purchase costs of smart meters. Buyers can reduce the total cost of ownership by sourcing locally to minimize...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of smart meters, which are electrical, gas or water meters that digitally communicate consumption information to utilities providers at regular intervals. This information is used for measurement, data collection and consumption analysis of electricity, water and gas, as well as monitoring and billing purposes. This report excludes other network products for cable or internet.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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