An energy trading company has expanded its own portfolio to include the management and billing of alarm services. After successful go-live, some further adjustments will be made here. Additional billing components ensure that all services provided are billed. Additional document types provide an increased overview and transparency for customers. The existing automatic processes also increasingly map regulations for special contract or billing constellations.
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 centralization of the management and support of alarm systems of the companies of the parent group, there is a need to bill the companies internally for this service. The customer is predestined to take on this task due to its experience in contract management and billing processes. It will build on the existing processes and thus achieve a relatively low-cost expansion of the portfolio. The new structures for billing alarm services can be used in the future to open up other service sectors in terms of billing technology.