An energy trading company takes over a company of the parent group which is responsible for the provision of alarm services. Up to now, the business has been managed with regard to the booking and invoicing of the services provided. In order to improve the profitability of the business, the interface processes will be expanded and additional services provided will be included in the billing. In addition, the creation and dispatch of documents will be fully automated.
The master data system is an internal .NET solution with MS SQL Server connection and a BizTalk communication interface to the SAP systems, in which any booking processes take place. The data for the alarm services incurred is imported from an existing external SQL database. The existing contract and billing structures, as they already exist for energy supply contracts, will be used and adapted to the new requirements. The focus of the adjustments is on automating the contract and billing processes.
As part of the takeover of a company and the associated expansion of business activities to include alarm services, the existing contract and billing processes for this must be changed. In the future, the company will therefore act as a contractor and invoicing party for alarm services. In order to increase the profitability of the business area, further processes will be automated and additional services will be included in terms of billing.