Archive for the ‘EDI’ Category

StreamServe – a document management software

StreamServe can convert almost any document format to another. With StreamServe you will be able to choose what channel you want to distribute the document in. Print, SMS, E-mail, Archive or Fax etc. StreamServe consists of a lot of separate modules that adds features to the installation.
By using your registered customer information you can personalize all documents which increase the customer loyalty and may improve customer response. It’s also great for creating documents that always is up to date with your company’s graphical design. It is managed by using centralized templates for each document type. The information in a document can be created by adding rules to the document input parameters.

StreamServe can be used for creating the utility customer bill. With information about the customer usage history, StreamServe creates a diagram over the past year or whatever you choose and adds it to the invoice. By using segmentation it is possible to fill the bill (or any other document) with information that is or could be of interest for the specific customer.

I have worked with StreamServes products in my profession and I think that it is a great product. I haven’t seen all modules in operation yet but I know that it is a very competent system. The only problem that I have come across is that there are too many modules available which make it difficult to know which one you need for creating certain functions. To be able to use everything that StreamServe can offer you need a lot of education from StreamServe or a good consultant.

A consultant firm with a lot of experience in StreamServe is KnowIT in Umeå for the Nordic countries.

Here comes a video presentation from Mike Balin, Senior Director at StreamServe

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MECOMS – metering & contract management system

MECOMS offers a metering and contract management system with a lot of features. Planning, Analysis, Contract & Billing, CRM (Customer Relationship Management), Messaging module for functionality related to EDI, Forecasting, Settlement, Meter Data Collection, Finance and more.

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EMIX – an electronic data and messaging service

EMIX (Energimarknadens Informationsväxel i Sverige AB) is an electronic data and messaging service designed for a deregulated market. It is developed to improve the information flow between players on the energy market and it is an outcome from an industry initiative. EMIX is 100% owned subsidiary of the Svensk Energi-Swedenergy AB. It is financed by loans from the industry stakeholders in Sweden.

EMIX has about 135 contacted companies today and 70 of them are put into operation.

The reason for developing this service are many but there have been trouble in past where information wasn’t synchronised between two players, for example metering point ID. There could be lack of information that was crucial for creating a correct bill. One customer could have two suppliers at the same time because the END message (Z05) didn’t reach the player and so on. With EMIX most of these problems will be vanished in the future.

What EMIX does, is to keep track of all Ediel messages that is sent from one player to another. If one player doesn’t follow the rules or industry standards a message will be sent to inform about this. In version 2.0 some messages that doesn’t follow industry standard will be sent back directly from EMIX. In the present version EMIX tells the player what is wrong.

All contracted EMIX players have access to a EMIX portal secured by a VPN tunnel. The portal enables the player to get access to all messages where they are involved. In a later version there will probably also be possible to resend a message from the receiver side. Today it’s only possible to resend from the sender side.
There are several reports that can be written from EMIX that shows how your company is doing.

EMIX is between all contracted players so that when a message is sent EMIX grabs it and saves it to its database. It also sends back a control message to inform the sending part that it has been delivered to EMIX. The original message is sent to its receiver that answers with a control message and after that an APERAK message that is transported all the way to the original sending part. Everything is logged with timestamps.
You can read more about the different scenarios that can occur between players on

EMIX will enable a gradual transition to an open end-user market in the Nordic region and perhaps even in EU.