Utility Bill Management, the digital platform to save energy

Utility Bill Management, the digital platform to save energy

UBM is the digital platform of Enel X that provides companies with operational efficiency through automated management of public service costs and identifying opportunities to optimize them.

Efficient cost planning and energy consumption is a crucial factor for good business management and growth, although many companies tend to ignore its strategic importance.

One of the most frequent mistakes is to distribute the tasks related to the management of the consumption and the costs of energy, assigning them without a particular logic to the personnel that works in different areas. Almost always, this choice is counterproductive: the absence of a team with the relevant skills and the use of obsolete and non-digital instruments to collect and process data lead to billing errors and inaccurate reports that increase waste and generate higher energy bills , ultimately damaging the business.

Through our own intelligent digital platforms, our global e-Industries product line offers commercial and industrial customers a wide range of services, providing an efficient and sustainable way to understand and optimize their energy consumption.

The UBM (Utility Bill Management) digital platform offers companies, including multinationals, a fully automated service that allows them to centralize, process, analyze and verify all utility bills (energy, water, gas, waste). This solution means that customers can keep all their spending on public services under control by collecting the relevant invoices and making sure they are all correct. The platform automatically identifies any anomaly and compares the performance of each corporate site, identifying possible ways to reduce consumption.

UBM offers the benefit of freeing companies from the task of collecting, processing and paying hundreds of bills manually. We handle all the tasks involved, collecting service bills directly from the suppliers on behalf of our customers. Once received, the invoices are processed with a detailed audit that verifies each entry. Any invoice that does not overcome this obstacle is reevaluated and rectified directly with the supplier on behalf of the customer, while the invoice data that the system recognizes as correct is recorded on the UBM platform. The latter automatically processes the files for payment. The platform also generates valuable reports with details of each utility. All billing data is collected, cataloged and archived in easy-to-use panels that can be easily used with any type of device. The panels offer a variety of services: constant consumption monitoring, comparison of energy costs of different corporate sites, recommendations on how to optimize them, consumption forecasts and comparative and budget analysis with other actors in the sector.

In this way, customers have the means to quantify and analyze the results, establish growth objectives and quickly identify the measures and related deadlines necessary to achieve them. The UBM also allows monitoring of CO2 emissions, making an important contribution to achieve the decarbonization objectives that have now become a crucial element in the corporate strategy of each successful and forward-looking company.