Audit invoices to enhance control over your company’s energy & utilities costs by improving invoice management

Submitted by Ricardo Giacomin on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 12:32
A well-executed energy and utilities invoice management system enables a series of other processes that can contribute to enhancing control over costs. Invoice auditing is one of these processes, which consists of auditing invoices from concessionary companies and suppliers, in order to verify if the values charged and additional information match the consumption that occurred during that period, the contractual rules, and the regulation standards from every segment.

Viridis delivers invoice management and automatic invoice auditing services, taking into consideration the rules of each regulation agency. Viridis’s software platform also integrates directly with the measurement infrastructure and compares the information with the values indicated in the bills, automatically identifying inconsistences and incorrect collections.

How energy and utilities invoice management can help increase control over costs

Submitted by Thiago Turchetti Maia on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 17:25
Energy and utilities consumption invoice auditing is a challenge for companies of different areas and sizes. When it comes to companies with distributed operations in multiple sites, which deal with hundreds or thousands of invoices every month, managing these invoices becomes an even more time-consuming task. Imagine receiving and processing a large amount of water, electric energy, sanitation, gas, and other consumption invoices each month. Making this routine operational is not simple and demands working with a dedicated team.  

Viridis offers input services for all fields in energy and utilities invoices using different processing methods. The system integrates automatically with ERP suites in order to automate accounting flows, payments, and tax credits. It is also possible to use invoice values directly in other Viridis modules, automatically feeding indicators and multiple energy and utilities management models.

ISO 50001: Why should your company get certified?

Submitted by Sérgio Grassi on Sat, 10/22/2016 - 18:54
Standards developed by ISO are widely known in the corporate market. The recognition is expected, since ISO – the International Organization for Standardization – is the largest developer of international voluntary standards, creating global patterns common in all nations in different areas. ISO has developed around 19,000 standards, which affect most of the different markets, including manufacturing, technology and even food security. In 2011, ISO developed a specific standard for energy management: ISO 50001, based on the continuous improvement management system also applied in other well-known standards, like ISO 9,001 and ISO 14,001.

In this context, Viridis’s energy management solution, developed exclusively for operations that consume large amounts of energy, is a strategic tool to help achieve ISO 50001 standardization and to drastically reduce operational, auditing and maintenance costs. With more than 300 features in the system, Viridis can instrument and operationalize all the standard’s practices and definitions, enabling a great part of the actions to be automatically executed and contributing to enhance the productivity of teams. Click here and learn more about our solutions.

Reducing energy & utilities costs in intensive consumers

Submitted by Sérgio Grassi on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 17:13
The awareness of the world’s existing lack of energy resources seems to have finally spread through Brazil. Instead of what has happened in the rest of the world, where for a long time people have been conscious that natural resources are finite, Brazil had to go through a power rationing in 2001 (the first scare) and then through a rise of around 50 percent in the energy tariff in 2015 (the second scare) for the need to ration energy sources to finally sink in. 

Unexpected rise in the energy bill! What now?

Submitted by Carina Lima on Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:42
Energy consumption in an industrial plant can often be the villain in budget execution, especially when suddenly in a given month the energy and utilities bill rises unexpectedly. The reason for the high consumption rates may not be related to production or equipment problems, but due to leakages (or electric chain escape) in the own energy inputs distribution networks.