- Consulting, system integration, powerApp development
- powerApps such as the market communication switch, market partner Syn App, tenant power and many more bolster powerApp portfolio
(powercloud, Offenburg, 5/25/2021) CONUTI GmbH and powercloud expand their long-standing cooperation. CONUTI has been working for powercloud as a consulting, system integration and powerApp partner since 2016. The Karlsruhe-based company has implemented or supervised over 20 powercloud implementation, migration and development projects under its own responsibility to date.
CONUTI provides powercloud support with the rapid further development of the cloud solution. For example, the market processes for power feed-in (MPES) were recently integrated into powercloud in collaboration with Sonnen. CONUTI has also already developed five powerApps for the powercloud:
The CONUTI Mako switch enables utilities fast entry into powercloud by allowing “temporary” parallel operation to a legacy system. Utilities can thus quickly test the advantages of powercloud in live operation without having to migrate their data from the legacy system. For example, you can launch a new product via powercloud or process all new customers via powercloud on a certain date, while all other products or existing customers are still processed via the legacy system. The Mako switch “monitors” the whole market communication process and ensures the market messages are correctly assigned. Customers can thus use the CONUTI Mako switch for fast entry into powercloud and migrate the data from the legacy system to powercloud at a later date.
The CONUTI Tenant Power APP offers providers of tenant power fast entry into the commercial processing and billing of their district concepts. The solution provides all relevant system components: master data, billing, sub-ledger and general ledger accounting, market communication, and, if desired, portal connection. The CONUTI powercloud Tenant Power APP handles the registration of customers and summation meters, the metering concepts, the setup of tariffs as well as the market communication processes and billing based on the respective direct purchase factors. The application is fully integrated into the powercloud following activation.
The CONUTI Market Partner Sync APP allows powercloud users to initially load the system with all market partners and certificates. Regularly expired certificates are also automatically updated in the background. Rather than having to manage each individual market partner certificate, powercloud users can let the automatic market partner synchronization take care of that. Tedious manual certificate maintenance is eliminated thanks to the positive effects of smoother market communication, faster process handling and thus reduced process costs.
The CONUTI Master Data Replication APP provides parallel data replication from a productive powercloud application. Master and transaction data is quickly made available from the production systems for analyses, simulations and, above all, for testing purposes. Powercloud users thus have the option of filling their test environment with productive real data (anonymized in compliance with GDPR) at any time and immediately initiating test scenarios. The time saved is immense and quickly delivers value compared to a time-consuming manual setup of test data.
The CONUTI general ledger is integrated into powercloud as a fully functional general ledger solution with no media discontinuity.The already implemented standard interface eliminates cost-intensive programming and the ongoing need to adapt an individual interface to an external general ledger. The CONUTI general ledger comes with a preconfigured chart of accounts and standard reports for the utilities industry. Balance sheet, P+L account, business assessment, preliminary VAT return are available and freely configurable if required.
“powercloud has revolutionized the market for billing and process solutions in the energy industry,” says Daniel Heinemann, CEO of CONUTI. “Gone are the days when implementation projects consumed untold amounts of time and vast budgets. IT operation from the cloud is more cost-effective and also more secure than operating systems in small data centers. Existing IT departments will in future concentrate on the further development of your business model rather than on standard processes. The options that powercloud offers for this purpose are almost unlimited thanks to the API technology,” says Daniel Heinemann. “We will also pave the way for small and medium-sized utilities to benefit from powercloud. Our team of experts will provide such customers with competent and, above all, pragmatic support from kick-off to go-live and even after that if requested.”
“CONUTI brought its many years of experience as an IT consulting company in the energy industry to the partnership at a very early stage and our cooperation has now developed into a strategic partnership. We are happy to have CONUTI on board our partner network and thus to be in a position to provide utilities optimal support with our platform,” says Thayabaran Thanabalasingham, Head of Partner Sales at powercloud. Next Friday, May 28, the two partners will present the functionality of the “Mako switch” powerApp via live web demo: based on the example of a powercloud in parallel operation to an SAP IS-U system, participants will learn how to quickly bring the powercloud into parallel operation with their legacy system in order to launch a new brand or specific products in the energy market. The Mako switch “monitors” the whole market communication process and ensures the market messages are correctly assigned.
About CONUTI GmbH
CONUTI is an innovative IT consulting company with many years of experience in the utility industry.
CONUTI has been working closely with powercloud on a number of implementation, migration and development projects since 2016. 30 CONUTI consultants from the overall team of 50 provide support and development services directly at powercloud’s premises. CONUTI also offers apps and solutions for powercloud such as the Mako switch, tenant power, and automated market partner synchronization. CONUTI provides powercloud customers with end-to-end projects from the initial workshop, introduction, migration and training to the go-live with subsequent 24/7 technical and business support.