Embedded Network Overview
The following diagram shows the general approach.
Customers can be on-market – ie Billed by the main Utility – or off-market (ie Billed by the Sub-Metering Company) – they both face new challenges:
The Utility experiences a surge in reading frequencies as spot pricing and demand management increase in importance, and this leads to more complex billing plans and more complicated incentives for Customers to lower consumption at peak times.
The Sub-Metering Company needs a complete solution – with
Billing, Customer Care, Meter Management etc. The Company may have little experience with these areas, yet wants increased competitive advantage by unbundling these services so rentals can be more competitively priced.
The fact that some Customers may be billed by the Utility while the bulk are billed by the Sub-Metering Company serves only to complicate the issue even further.
That’s where Selcomm™ comes into its own. Faced with developing a whole new approach to Billing, our Customers have found the Selcomm Suite so flexible and ready for use, they are up and running in no time. They can bill their Customers reliably and in the exact manner they need for their business.