Utilities Direct

Overview: Utilities Direct is a UK based market leading consultancy specialising in energy management, sustainability and multi-site outsourced services. The company was the first and remains the only business utility switching company to offer full online gas and electricity supplier switching. The comprehensive software capabilities include; Energy Management, Automated Invoice Validation, Asset Register and an Integrated Procurement Tool which operates with all suppliers across Multi Sites, SME’s and Half Hourly Meters.

 

Pros: Utilities Direct enables businesses to access any reports they require regarding their energy usage, and the Energy Management software at Utilities Direct enables the company to access a fully detailed breakdown of energy consumption through the AMR Meter. This hugely beneficial feature outlines real-time and precise information showing energy consumption every 30 minutes across all sites. A submeter breakdown is also included. The package is offered as both standalone and web version. Utilities Direct offers users with multiple sites a portal into single-site or aggregate information for monitoring performance and meeting internal targets.

 

Cons: The software is designed for larger energy users so it’s not really suitable for the smaller business operating a smart meter on lower consumption volumes. The focus is on consumption management rather than sustainability and green issues, so the platform is not ideal if you are looking for a total sustainability and carbon strategy tool.

Notable Features: One of the stand out features at Utilities Direct is the Procurement Tool. It is fully integrated with all suppliers and can provide instant quotes. In addition, the Procurement Tool can be fully monitored for business by the team at Utilities Direct which maintains strong relationships with the energy providers. Invoice validation take as little as 6 seconds to complete which saves vast amounts of time. Demand Management at Utilities Direct means that customers can benefit from savings in cases such as being overbilled for their KVA.

 

Data: The advanced Energy Management Software Utilities Direct transforms complex information into easy to view and detailed graphs and tables which can be viewed on a monthly, weekly and even a 30-minute basis. This provides business with an easy to understand, specific breakdown of their energy consumption across their sites and the data can then be input via either the web portal or the company software.

 

Verdict: Utilities Direct offers a vast and flexible range of Software and the unique ability to easily switch suppliers. The advanced capabilities and complexity of the Utilities Direct Energy Management Software ensures that it suits all business needs and can provide up to date, reliable and continuous data for all its customers across a large national and international multi-site span. The nature of the software would be most beneficial for medium to large sized business.

 

Website: http://www.utilitiesdirect.co.uk/utilities_direct_software.aspx

Contact Info: VAT Registration: 976 2425 92/ 0800 690 6324; Email: info@utilitiesdirect.co.uk