EBS

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Streamlines utility billing and cost allocation processes, while greatly improving the reliability and accuracy of information. EBS (eDNA Billing System) was designed to meet the complex utility accounting and reporting needs of a large organization with 100s or 1,000s of buildings and accounts often spread across multiple campus locations. EBS uses a highly flexible cost allocation structure ensuring direct access to meter, account, building, and defined group cost and consumption information.

EBS can be integrated with existing business systems and automated meter reading/data collection devices, or the system can be operated as a stand-alone solution. All utilities can be accounted for, including electricity, water, metered gas, bulk gas, chilled water, fuel oil and steam. EBS also interfaces to eDNA, InStep�s real-time data historian. With eDNA, EBS becomes the Energy Efficiency Management (EEM) system. eDNA collects all meter information and other pertinent energy management data through the building control systems. Screen Shots

Keywords

utility billing, energy management

Validation/Testing

InStep Software has a rigorous Quality Assurance program. InStep�s software products are used throughout the world, including in many Nuclear power facilities where quality assurance paramount.

Expertise Required

Full EBS training provided with every EBS product sold. Additional training is available. Knowledge of the utility billing business process is helpful but not required.

Users

Thousands of users in hundreds of plants throughout the world use the eDNA data historian. Users of EBS include the University of Michigan and North Carolina State University.

Audience

organizations with many buildings or campuses such as corporations, governments, and universities.

Input

EBS is configured with many standard engineered unit conversion factors, users may want to add specific factors � conversion factors are easily added to EBS through the user friendly interface to EBS.

Output

Information is presented in the preformatted output includes demand schedules, purchased utility cost and consumption by meter/building and department/fund, generated utility cost and consumption by meter/building and department/fund. EBS includes rate schedule analysis, text files for general ledger uploads, vouchers for invoice batching, and an optional interface to accounts payable. EBS also includes a query tool that allows information to be queried through the reporting engine. EBS utilizes a reporting tool and also provides a monthly data warehouse file for uploading into an organization�s common repository. Reports can be printed or saved as word processing, spreadsheet, database, PDF, or RTF. EBS Web provides web-based access to EBS reports, trend tools and meter level information.

Computer Platform

Windows 2000, .NET Framework, Oracle 10G or later.

Programming Language

C#, Oracle

Strengths

EBS was designed to meet the complex utility accounting needs of a large organization with 100s or 1,000s of buildings and accounts often spread across multiple campus locations. EBS uses a highly flexible cost allocation structure ensuring direct access to meter, account, building, and defined group cost and consumption information.

Weaknesses

EBS is not a general ledger system � it is designed to be a utility sub-ledger system, not a primary general ledger system.

Contact

Company:

InStep Software

Address:

Suite 2710
55 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
United States

Telephone:

+1 (312) 894-7862

Facsimile:

+1 (312) 894-7840

E-mail:

info@instepsoftware.com

Website:

http://www.instepsoftware.com

Availability

Cost varies, based on features and any customization required. Check web site or contact InStep Software for more information.