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SaaS vs On-Premise Energy Management Software

SaaS Energy Management Solution

Behind every organisation, lies the great energy management IT debate: Software as a Service (SaaS) or an on-premise Solution? Many organisations, both in the public and private sector, are now looking to Cloud computing to help manage their energy consumption. But there are still some companies that believe the on-premise option is a better deal.

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Managing Schools Energy with the Sigma Energy Viewer

Bedford Borough Council

Schools in Bedford are being introduced to the Sigma Energy Viewer (SEV) as part of an attempt to get them to pay less for their energy usage. Bedford Borough Council wants to raise energy and water awareness amongst schools and believes the Sigma Energy Viewer is the way forward. Samantha Guy, the council’s Senior Energy

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Time for cloud-based energy management

Timothy Holman

TEAM’s Solutions Director Tim Holman explains why he believes organisations and businesses should be embracing cloud-based energy management tools. Many organisations, both in the public and private sector, are now looking to cloud computing to help manage their energy consumption. Those with multiple sites are looking at ways to share energy data with a large

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Give yourself the competitive advantage with electronic billing

Paul Martin

In a bid to increase their chances of winning and retaining customers many suppliers are looking to provide industry standard EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) billing, which is where TEAM can help. TEAM’s Managing Director Paul Martin explains why electronic utility billing or EDI can be a major customer retention tool. “The ability of a supplier

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Give yourself the competitive advantage with electronic billing

Paul Martin

In a bid to increase their chances of winning and retaining customers many suppliers are looking to provide industry standard EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) billing, which is where TEAM can help. TEAM’s Managing Director Paul Martin explains why electronic utility billing or EDI can be a major customer retention tool. “The ability of a supplier

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Give yourself the competitive advantage with Tradacoms Standard electronic utility billing

Paul Martin

The water market in England is changing, it will mean for the first time that all businesses, as well as public sector organisations, will be in a position to choose their supplier of water. The changes, which are set to be introduced in April 2017, will kick off a nationwide competitive market. In a bid

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7 Reasons to sign up to the TEAM Support Portal

Our customers receive complimentary access to the TEAM Support Portal. We first introduced the portal in 2013 to offer our customers the opportunity to find everything they need in one, online, secure place. The Support Portal facilitates discussion among TEAM customer and staff, and provides a great number of resources to support them with the

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Energy Management just got simpler with the Sigma Energy Viewer

TEAM Bureau Service

TEAM is pleased to announce the development of our new Sigma Energy Viewer. Having listened to customer feedback and needs, we identified an area whereby we could provide an enhanced user experience. The Sigma Energy Viewer has been designed as a streamlined way to access data from your Sigma Energy Management Software. Similar to the

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Using the Sigma Mobile Application

TEAM Bureau Service

“Using the Sigma Mobile Application” Whilst carrying out a number of site visits recently I got the opportunity to try out the new Sigma Mobile Application. As a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) Assessor, it is important that I always have consumption data I can trust, therefore during my site visits I always take meter readings

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Three easy steps to a tidy energy database

TEAM Bureau Service

Don’t let your database run away with you. It’s easy to put off updating data and basic admin database tasks that you can do later. But a database needs a new breath of life every so often. It’s important to step back and look at what you’ve got, and how and where you’re adding to

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The importance of database accuracy

TEAM Bureau Service

Why do you want an Energy Bureau? When asking our customers “Why do you want an Energy Bureau?” we would always anticipate the answer to be the identification of savings, and monetary returns from suppliers. However, in recent years the trends have changed – instead of the highest priority solely being on cash returns, we

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ISO Accreditation … why and how?

TEAM Bureau Service

If you are struggling to understand ISO Accreditation here are the ‘whys and hows’ “For three days in March 2013, my head has been pre-occupied with acronyms, audits and re-accreditation. For in March, we have reached the three year anniversary of our initial ISO 9001 & 14001 accreditation, which means that we were due the

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The Growing Importance of ISO50001

TEAM Bureau Service

The growing importance of the energy management standard ISO50001 With the dumbing down of the Carbon Reduction Commitment in the UK and other cap and trade mechanisms struggling on the international scene, the ISO50001 energy management standard is emerging as a viable mechanism to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Early signs are that worldwide adoption is likely

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Why check your commercial utility bill?

TEAM Bureau Service

Overcharging on a commercial utility bill is more common than you might think. There are many reasons why an overcharge may occur on a gas, electricity or water bill. From the obvious water leak to an undetected error in the account number, you can see from the chart below, the issues that our energy bureau

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