- End-to-end solution in powercloud’s powerApp Store
- All utility processes included in the analysis
- Detect potentials for in-company optimization efficiently
- Expense and cost reductions enabled in billing
(powercloud, Offenburg, May 3, 2021) powercloud GmbH, a market leader in open SaaS solutions for the energy sector in Germany, and Lana Labs, one of the world’s leading process mining companies, are now technology partners. They are collaborating on a solution, available from powercloud via its powerApp Store, that will enable customers to directly visualize, analyze and optimize their entire processes.
Perfect, automated processes within the company are a prerequisite for the future success of energy utilities. They result in a reduction in internal costs, while service is faster and new products can be custom-developed at a brisk tempo. As the level of digitization increases, however, the complexity and lack of transparency of many back-office processes also increases. The difficult question then arises: where are the potentials for optimization to be found? An effective answer is now offered by Lana Labs, together with the energy utility digitization specialists at powercloud. The two companies are cooperating to develop a new process mining solution for the utility platform’s powerApp Store.
“We are already active in the energy market in multiple ways and are helping major municipal utilities in Berlin and Bonn and also suppliers and producers to optimize their processes and to release their entrepreneurial capacities for further growth. With the aid of our solution they are now able to effectively recognize their optimization potentials,” says Dan Wucherpfennig, CEO Lana Labs. “This expertise is now flowing directly into the new app. We are beginning with a solution for the meter-to-cash process and the process of changing suppliers, and after this we will add in all the other processes of the energy sector.” The focus is always the AI-assisted analysis of the incoming data. LANA Process Mining creates a process model in a matter of seconds that indicates, say, the number of different ways in which everyday business processes are in fact being carried out. This reveals bottlenecks, long process times and long idle times and indicates the causes of inefficient processes. Changes in the processes can also be monitored simply via a dashboard.
“We are delighted to be bringing this expertise to the powerApp Store. The process mining approach offers enormous possibilities, particularly for the energy market, because the business processes are often highly complex, opaque and thus unnecessarily cost-intensive. Lana Labs is aiming to disperse this complexity. This suits powercloud perfectly, as we already do something similar for the billing and the energy industry machine room of the suppliers,” says Marco Beicht, CEO of powercloud. Additionally, powercloud is continuing its long-term strategy of helping companies make comprehensive use of the open and extensive data pool of the platform. Tailored, ready-made solutions are available for this in the powerApp Store – that also make use of AI, data science and similar technologies.
About Lana Labs
Berlin-based software company Lana Labs specializes in the automated analysis of business and production processes. A specially developed machine learning algorithm provides data-based transparency and points automatically to savings or optimization potentials. In this way Lana Labs makes businesses more intelligent, more efficient and faster.
LANA software makes it possible, in the form of an industry-specific solution for, say, the energy industry or manufacturing, to understand and optimize the exact key processes that can make the difference in a competitive environment. Customers that already use LANA include major municipal utilities and energy utilities such as Stadtwerke Bonn and Berliner Wasserbetriebe, as well as international brands such as Teléfonica and renowned German automobile manufacturers.