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E-POINT

The en­er­gy mar­ket­place for gas, power and ser­vices

An agile approach, a series of joint design workshops and short sprints distributed over the space of a few months – that’s what it took to create E-Point, a digital marketplace for the buying, selling, exchanging and sharing of energy and services that we have helped develop at record speed. Merely implementing the individual steps of the procurement process hasn’t been enough for quite some time now. In delivering E-Point our aim was to ensure that our customer GVS can digitally support its clients’ entire customer journey.

The mo­ti­va­ti­on

Stutt­gart-ba­sed Gas­Ver­sor­gung Süd­deutsch­land (GVS) has been a trusted part­ner of mu­ni­ci­pal uti­li­ty com­pa­nies, re­gio­nal en­er­gy sup­p­liers and in­dus­tri­al busi­nes­ses both in Ger­ma­ny and ab­road sin­ce 1961. Other than gas and power pro­ducts, GVS of­fers its mar­ket part­ners a wide ran­ge of en­er­gy-re­la­ted ser­vices, with a fo­cus on on­line tran­sac­tions exe­cu­ted via the E-Point plat­form.

The di­gi­tal trans­for­ma­ti­on brings new chal­len­ges for many ty­pes of busi­nes­ses, en­er­gy com­pa­nies in­clu­ded. EXXETA has been cho­sen to sup­port GVS’s di­gi­tal jour­ney as the com­pany’s va­lue+ part­ner. The star­ting point on this path was the de­ve­lop­ment of E-Point, a di­gi­tal mar­ket­place whe­re par­ti­ci­pants can buy, sell, ex­ch­an­ge and sha­re en­er­gy and ser­vices. The aim be­hind this in­itia­ti­ve was to pro­vi­de a sin­gle space whe­re (new) GVS cust­o­m­ers could find as much in­for­ma­ti­on re­le­vant to their busi­ness as pos­si­ble and to sim­pli­fy and au­to­ma­te busi­ness pro­ces­ses as well as mo­ni­tor and ana­ly­se them in a pro­fes­sio­nal man­ner.

The chal­len­ge

Over the past ye­ars GVS, who star­ted out as a tra­di­tio­nal gas sup­p­lier, has be­co­me a mo­dern en­er­gy ser­vice pro­vi­der. A strong cust­o­m­er plat­form with a fo­cus on di­gi­tal sa­les of en­er­gy pro­ducts and re­la­ted ser­vices was to rein­force and streng­t­hen this po­si­ti­on. We em­bar­ked on a two-fold task to achie­ve this: de­ve­lo­ping new tools plus seam­less­ly in­te­gra­ting GVS’s exis­ting tools. Fast im­ple­men­ta­ti­on, clo­se in­ter­ac­tion with E-Poin­t’s fu­ture users and a short time-to-mar­ket span were cri­ti­cal fac­tors in en­su­ring the plat­for­m’s suc­cess. All of the­se re­qui­re­ments play­ed to our strengths, roo­ted in many ye­ars of en­er­gy and tech­no­lo­gy know-how.

The so­lu­ti­on

 

E-Point is built on the EXXETA Plat­form Sui­te and thus of­fers a sta­te-of-the-art tech­no­lo­gi­cal ar­chi­tec­tu­re along with ac­cess to both EXXETA’s pro­prieta­ry en­er­gy tools as well as third-par­ty ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons.

As part of our work for the GVS E-Point pro­ject we have de­ve­l­o­ped tools for the live mo­ni­to­ring of mar­ket pri­ces and for sim­ple ma­nage­ment of the data re­la­ting to GVS’s ba­lan­cing group poo­ling ser­vice “BIK­pool”, the “My Port­fo­lio” func­tion cust­o­m­ers can use to re­trie­ve and ma­na­ge their own ba­lan­cing, port­fo­lio, contract or third-par­ty sup­p­lier data plus ad­di­tio­nal tools re­la­ted to RE­MIT ser­vices. In ad­di­ti­on, we have crea­ted are­as de­di­ca­ted to trai­ning and con­sul­ting ser­vices, mar­ket news and in­voices in or­der to enable cust­o­m­ers to sim­pli­fy their dai­ly ope­ra­ti­ons. Plus, using the web plat­form al­lows both GVS as well as its busi­ness part­ners to cut the costs re­la­ted to in­di­vi­du­al busi­ness pro­ces­ses.

EXXETA con­ti­nues to sup­port GVS bey­ond de­ve­lop­ment of the plat­form as thanks to our many ye­ars of prac­tice we have gai­ned the pro­found know­ledge and ex­pe­ri­ence you need when it co­mes to un­der­stan­ding and ma­na­ging ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons. EXXETA’s IT In­fra­struc­tu­re & Ser­vices team hosts and ope­ra­tes E-Point and also pro­vi­des the re­la­ted sup­port ser­vices, all in ac­cor­dance with ITIL gui­de­li­nes. GVS in turn be­ne­fits from a high­ly fle­xi­ble, scalable and re­lia­ble plat­form.

This has made E-Point a uni­que and high­ly dy­na­mic so­lu­ti­on that adds sub­stan­ti­al va­lue to GVS’s core busi­ness, now and go­ing for­ward.

Testimonial


“Using our online marketplace E-Point transactions can be planned, executed and tracked efficiently, transparently, securely and at very low process costs. On E-Point our customers receive all relevant market and price information, direct market access for gas and power purchases and sales at real-time prices and on attractive terms, and support for executing and managing their transactions. Our collaboration with EXXETA is based on mutual trust.”

Helmut Kusterer, Head of Sales & Services, GasVersorgung Süddeutschland GmbH

 

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Sascha Gering, Director bei EXXETA

Sascha Gering

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