GreenYellow is the technology provider for Oi’s invoice management process
This is an automatic translation of the GreenYellow press release
For the success of the invoice management process, in the context of large companies, which generally have a large number of operational units, the procedure for extracting data from these documents is essential. For this reason, GreenYellow, specializing in the energy transformation of companies, has a solution in its portfolio that accomplishes exactly this task. In July 2021, linked to its EasyEnergy Gestão de Invoices platform, GreenYellow started providing this service to Oh .
This type of work, which can be personalized or automated, avoids the operator having to check each invoice or access the distributor’s website. GreenYellow is itself responsible for capturing data for analysis and making it available for payment. This technology provided to Oi is also able to search the history of accounts from previous years, which guarantees greater visibility in relation to the evolution of consumption over time, allowing the retroactive recovery of taxes.
According to Marcelo Varlese, Commercial Director at GreenYellow, the issue of updating the record was an important benefit discovered during the implementation, as it helps the customer to identify consumer units that are already deactivated or have a recording problem. “Having billing data digitally leads to a strategic improvement in the management of the energy portfolio of a company that has so many consumption units, as is the case of Oi, given that it prevents work from being done manually.” explains.
For Daniel Hermeto, Vice President of Commercial Support at Oi, the bill management project guarantees the reliability and security of Oi’s energy information, providing optimization and efficiency in the management of consumption units and bringing more confidence in decision-making, predictability and opportunity for gains with better energy management.
“Oi pursues and defends the rational use of resources, the efficiency of its activities and the quality of its services. This work involves not only the company but also its stakeholders, employees, customers and the entire chain of suppliers and business partners to promote the mitigation of environmental risks and impacts. By combining maximum commercial and technical efficiency, the company seeks to provide the best service in the best possible way to its customers and community on all fronts, including sustainability,” says Hermeto.
The fields read in each document, in total nearly 200 in each, are validated individually according to specific business rules, in order to guarantee the quality of the data. Invoice layouts are also permanently mapped, in order to follow the evolution of the files and to maintain the coherence of the information obtained during the reading. For example, information on consumption, contracted demand, distributed production credits, taxes, among others, are verified. “Various combinations of these variables can be used for different types of decision-making, from identifying which units are the most consuming or have the greatest impact with reactors, to defining which ones can potentially be supplied with energy via the market. free energy or distributed generation contracts,” says Varlèse.
To get an idea of the progress made so far with this project, of the more than 62,000 Oi consumer units located in the regions of more than 100 different distributors across Brazil, 262,650 invoices have been digitized in 2021. 2022, the total has now reached almost 300,000. “In view of these very expressive figures, we have concluded that this solution is the kick-off to begin assertive energy management, since more important decisions depend on the current consumption , such as the migration to the free market, the option of energy efficiency contracts, among others”, reveals the commercial director of GreenYellow.
According to Varlese, GreenYellow continues to update the technologies used to map invoices and continually improve the usability of the tool. “This investment is made so that our customers feel safe and confident in the quality of the data mapped and in the speed of validation of the information”, he underlines.
GreenYellow specializes in energy efficiency, solar energy, trading and energy management. Of French origin, the company is present in sixteen countries and has an energy efficiency portfolio with more than 2,650 projects implemented worldwide, including more than 1,000 in Brazil, where it has been operating since 2013. Energy savings annual investments with GreenYellow’s energy efficiency projects total 230 GWh, enough to power more than 118,000 homes in one year. In Solar Energy, it has more than 60 power plants under construction or in operation, totaling 150 MWp of installed power. More information: http://www.greenyellow.com.br/ . Among its current clients are Oi Telecom, DPSP, Lopes Supermercado, Claro, Magazine Luiza, Pão de Açúcar, Assaí Atacadista, Via Varejo, Leroy Merlin, among others.