The energy industry is currently experiencing many difficulties, such as climate change, rising energy costs and diminishing fossil fuel reserves. As in no other sector, there is a need for reliable, constant supply and service for millions of customers with large financial transfers in the background. In order to function smoothly and profitably, it is therefore necessary to implement new technologies emerging on the market and to modernize those already in use.
Automation of information flow in the energy industry
For a digital transition to bring more benefits, it requires a combination of opportunities offered by new technologies, with a few key guidelines. The main ones are efficient and uninterrupted information exchange (which is a huge challenge, especially in case of a large number of employees) and fast and problem-free operational processes.
One of our clients from the energy industry, who wanted to deal with the challenges they encountered, approached us with a request for support in:
- automating the flow of information,
- recording customers and energy consumption data,
- streamlining all contract processes,
- adjusting the system to changing regulations.
Process optimization as a way to better organize the company
Understanding the needs of the client and the specifics of their industry, our team has created a visually attractive, functional, and integrated system responsible for the full automation of business processes. The software we built was based on the following technologies: .NET Framework WINForms, WCF, Workflow, Release Management, TeamCity, TFS.
The applications we developed, mobile and web versions, enabled the client to:
- optimize the working time of all employed specialists,
- reduce billing and invoicing time three times (from 15 to only 5 days).
In this case, the numbers speak for themselves. The implemented software allowed the client to generate long-term savings and increase work efficiency. In result all operational data is now presented in a clear and easily accessible form.
The Polish energy industry is currently in a period of great prosperity. The innovative way of implementing new business models is the key to its future. Their use allows businesses to maintain competitiveness and respond to current, multidimensional challenges, both on a national and global levels.