Via Varejo is the first company in the country to get Enel X’s Bill Management System
• Enel X solution aggregates gas, energy and water consumption data in a single platform, in addition to digitising the company's payment management and allowing monitoring of sustainability indicators
Niterói, October 5th 2020 – Enel X, Enel Group's business line dedicated to innovative products and digital solutions, has just consolidated the implementation of the UBM (Utility Bill Management) system for Via Varejo, the largest electronics and furniture retail company in the country. The solution implemented by Enel X digitises the company's payment management, organising all information on service provider accounts on a single platform, in addition to allowing the monitoring of energy, water and gas consumption of all company units and monitoring sustainability indicators. Via Varejo is the first company in Brazil to receive the UBM solution from Enel X.
The management of monthly bills is a challenge for companies of the most diverse sizes and segments, and becomes even more difficult for those with operations distributed across multiple sites, such as Via Varejo. Enel X’s UBM currently monitors energy bills of around 1,000 Via Varejo units spread across the country every month. In total, there are 46 different energy distributors. In view of the positive results obtained so far, Via Varejo is planning to add to the platform the management of its units’ water consumption, in addition to the accounts payable service, which will integrate the payment data from the UBM platform directly to the company's SAP.
We increasingly want to act as partners for our customers, offering digital and consulting solutions customised according to the profile and objectives of each company. The implementation of UBM for Via Varejo is one of the examples in which the use of a digital and innovative solution is helping to make cost management even more strategic, in addition to offering opportunities to increase business competitiveness and assist in the energy transition.
With the platform, we are able to compare the energy performance of the branches, including variables such as store area or even the local weather conditions. Furthermore, it is possible to monitor the performance of projects aimed at the efficient use of energy, as well as reducing the cost of their acquisition. The next stage of the implementation of the UBM Platform consists of the challenge of collecting, in digital form, the invoices of more than a thousand consumer units, in more than 140 basic sanitation concessionaires throughout Brazil, in addition to the integration of the tool with Via Varejo’s SAP, which aims to improve the process of validation, approval, payment and reconciliation of energy and water bills.
With the switch to UBM and the use of the generated database, it was possible to significantly increase our abilities in Energy and Utilities Management, generating a much more reliable reporting process, in addition to making invoice collection more digital and efficient.
Innovation and sustainability are two very important pillars for Enel’s operation in Brazil. By offering a solution that integrates these two attributes, we strengthen our commitment to sustainable development and our commitment to boosting innovation on the most diverse fronts.