Business Intelligence (BI) for energy suppliers: More transparency in corporate management.

The energy industry is characterised by increasing competitive pressure. At the same time, energy suppliers are obliged to provide valid and up-to-date information to internal and external addressees, associations and also the  government.

Faced with this challenge, an efficient and uniform reporting and planning system becomes indispensable.

A business intelligence solution can become the key to success. Instead of isolated reporting islands and fragmented data, a complete integration of the commercial and technical corporate process is required, in which planning, reporting and consolidation are efficiently and meaningfully networked. Error-prone planning in Excel is avoided, leaving more time for data analysis. Visual preparations, also in the form of dashboards, as well as drill-down functions for detailed views support the analysis work. This enables end users to make the right decisions.

bdg supports companies in these sectors by ensuring that all data is tracked, retrieved and available for sustainable controlling as well as for planning and forecasting. Usable data gives the company a competitive advantage by enabling them to forecast demand, adjust supply and reduce operating costs.

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corporate planning

  • Strategic and operational planning
  • OPEX and CAPEX planning
  • Integration of subplans such as generation, networks, distribution, …
  • Integrated financial planning (P&L, balance sheet and CF)
  • Scenario calculations: “What if” simulations
  • Driver-based planning / Value Driver Trees for generation, networks and sales

churn management

  • Identification of termination drivers
  • categorisation of cancellations
  • Clustering of churn reasons and monitoring
  • simulation of the change scenarios
  • Customer segmentation by customer value
  • Derivation and tracking of preventive measures
  • Improving customer relations by tracking customer behaviour
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sales controlling

  • Analysis and planning of distribution channels
  • Sales efficiency and partner management
  • Customer value analysis and segmentation
  • churn management
  • Sales positioning and growth opportunities
  • Monitoring special contract customers (RLM etc.)

controlling and reporting

  • Multi-level contribution margin accounting
  • Investment controlling and planning
  • Network controlling and planning (including NNE and KA)
  • Liquidity management
  • Financial Controlling
  • Management Reporting / Dashboards
  • Group consolidation including cash flow statement
  • Group controlling down to subsidiary level
  • Monthly reporting incl. commenting and action management

regulatory requirements

  • EEG Forecasts
  • Calculation revenue ceilings
  • Regulatory asset management
  • Investment planning and budgets

data integration and upstream systems

  • Standard interfaces to all common ERP systems on the market such as SAP, Oracle, and others
  • Further interfaces to CRM and billing systems (e.g. SAP IS-U)
  • Integration possibilities of further energy management pre-systems such as SOPTIM, Robotron and others
  • Easy import from Microsoft Excel® and Microsoft Access®.

Business intelligence for energy suppliers: Benefits for the energy sector.

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Identify control-relevant key figures and development of control models along the energy supply value chain.

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Integration of energy management and commercial data from different company divisions and upstream systems.