Sustainable processes lower energy consumption, manage and recycle waste, encourage growth, and utilize resources keeping the future generations at priority. They also keep a business safe from legal and regulatory tangles. Read More
Utility bill data, both historical and day-forward needs to be collected from utility bills for energy management of buildings.
As data collection from utility bills moves beyond simply recording periodic usage to tracking consumption trends over a period of time for smarter energy management insights, utility bill outsourcing solutions also need to innovate and match stride with the changing times.
ARDEM was contacted by a utility tracking and energy benchmarking company to help them optimize data processing from incoming utility bills. The task at hand was to process data from over 11,000 utility bills and provide advanced analytics for smarter decision-making.
Every company or organization needs effective strategies that enable data-driven decision-making and it is no different for utility or energy data collection processes.
Adopting advanced technology including automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence provides strategic opportunities for cost-savings and improvement.
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) works by converting images of handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. This text is made readable by machines and aims to automate data extraction through data capture technology. While this technology is used widely today, it does require some manual effort in order to produce the highest amount of accuracy, especially with utility bill auditing. Depending on the quality of the handwritten or printed text, OCR technology may choose a specific character based on what it determines is the best match. So how well does OCR automate your invoice and utility bill processing? Read More
Organizations are taking the initiative to collect data on utility consumption in order to provide sustainability reports to help improve their impact on society. The majority of the large cities in the US have different benchmarking ordinances that require large commercial, industrial, and multi-family properties to report their benchmarking compliance statistics. One of the challenges that these organizations find is that there is a large manual effort required when collecting and organizing the data to analyze for utility bill data management. As a result, organizations are searching for more cost-effective solutions for utility consumption and sustainability reporting. Read More