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Bridging the Data Divide: Using Automation to Unify Data Sources for Sustainability Reporting

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Silos occur naturally within organizations, but for sustainability professionals, these silos can generate hurdles for operational excellence and stifle decision making — stunting the overall growth of their efforts.

In this presentation you’ll learn:
-Which internal and external silos can become hurdles
-How to break down silos to access quality data
-How thinkstep and Urjanet work together to unify disparate data sources

Want to learn more? Download the full webinar recording here: https://bit.ly/2lGuY1z

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Bridging the Data Divide: Using Automation to Unify Data Sources for Sustainability Reporting

  1. 1. Bridging the Data Divide Using Automation to Unify Data Sources for Sustainability Reporting Presented by Urjanet & thinkstep
  2. 2. Speakers Mike Bruce thinkstep AG, Solution Engineer Tim Porter Urjanet, Director OEM/Partner Sales
  3. 3. Initial Insights
  4. 4. It’s Time to Bridge the Data Divide Accessing quality data for accurate sustainability reporting can be a major hurdle for: • Tracking performance against targets • Planning improvements • Driving operational efficiencies • And much more…
  5. 5. Where the Divide Begins Increasingly, corporate sustainability reporting teams need to access data from more departments within an organization. Procurement Production AccountsHR Operations
  6. 6. Where the Divide Begins Sustainability professionals also deal with external silos to retrieve the information they need, including: Emissions Factors Weather Information Currency Exchange Rates
  7. 7. The Challenge Disparate Data Creates In the past, obtaining accurate, timely data required a lot of manual effort with teams reluctant to commit financial and personnel resources.
  8. 8. Tackling Data Silos with Automation Tackling data silos is a complex problem, but with the right mix of technology, it becomes a much more simplified process.
  9. 9. Customer Challenge Costly, labor-intensive manual process Poor quality and alignment of data
  10. 10. The Scope of the Challenge Each utility bill contains a wealth of valuable data points, including: Name Address Amount Due Due Date Usage/Consumption Demand Tariff Taxes & Fees Billing Cycle Meter Number And MUCH more… … for different utilities. Depending on the utility provider, bills can come in different formats… PDF CSV HTML PDF CSV HTML PDF
  11. 11. The Scope of the Challenge Now think of the number of utility bills from separate providers, delivered in incompatible formats being processed by multiple facilities…
  12. 12. The Scope of the Challenge The task of gathering reliable utility data can become extremely complex and difficult. … across states and regions, or even across the globe.
  13. 13. Simplifying Utility Data Automation 1. Onbard Utility Accounts Use the Urjanet Portal or developer API to activate your utility accounts on the Urjanet Utility Data Platform 2. Urjanet Retrieves Data Urjanet connects to utility websites every day to identify newly posted invoices, and downloads and extracts data from them 3. Data Loaded Into SoFi Urjanet data is delivered and automatically imported into SoFi for your use
  14. 14. Integration Partnerships
  15. 15. Integration Partnerships
  16. 16. Integration Partnerships
  17. 17. Questions? Mike Bruce thinkstep AG, Solution Engineer Tim Porter Urjanet, Director OEM/Partner Sales
  18. 18. Thank You! Presented by: ©2018 Urjanet, Inc. 0083/6.18

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