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Energy Providers

Energy Providers

  • Bankruptcies: Monitoring of private and regular bankruptcies
  • Bankruptcies: Delivery of the entire process history for efficient processing
  • Commercial register: change of company, authorized officers, relocations, all changes subject to publication
  • Scalable fuzzy logic for customer identification
  • Interfaces to various billing systems
  • Repeated daily adjustment

As an energy supplier, you have a huge customer base that includes risks but also opportunities. The Inobas Bankruptcy Monitor informs you as soon as a customer signs up for insolvency. This saves you manual work and reduces the risk of a loss of receivables. The HR Monitor helps you expand your business. It monitors your customer and business partner stock on changes in the commercial register. As soon as a message affects a company, you will be informed so that you can act promptly.

  • Background

    Since the liberalization of the energy market, energy suppliers are facing ever greater competition. The lower margins in energy sales demand an innovative claim management and a clever sales strategy. Like many companies with customers in long-term debt, energy suppliers also bear a particularly high risk of bankruptcy. Particularly corporate customers as well as private individuals with a high consumption can cause a great damage with an unrecognized bankruptcy. In addition, the focus is on the acquisition of new customers and the expansion of customer relationships with energy suppliers. Current information about their own customers, as well as their potentials, is needed by business customer advisors in order to be able to make contact with company at the right moment.

  • Bankruptcy Monitor

    Bankruptcies carry a considerable risk of a loss of receivables. It is therefore all the more important to obtain comprehensive information about the process at the beginning of an bankruptcy proceeding. But the search in the bankruptcy directories is very personal, intensive and elaborate. In the end, it is also not possible to manually check every customer for bankruptcy every day. As a result, further energy supplies are provided under obscure contractual conditions and the latent risk of a loss of receivables increases with each passing day.

  • Expansion of the customer base

    Customer loyalty, the expansion of the business relationship and the acquisition of new customers are important pillars in fierce competition. For example, the early contact (and congratulation) of a new CEO can have very positive effects on the business relationship. In this way, up-to-date information about your business partners help with the extension of the contract and potential cross-sell or up-sell.

  • Solution

    The Inobas Bankruptcy Monitor closes the gap of manual monitoring and offers the possibility to monitor selected company and private customers quickly and reliably for incoming bankruptcy events. As soon as an bankruptcy report is published to a corresponding customer, the responsible employee immediately receives a notification with all current data and contacts regarding the bankruptcy proceedings. As a result, the time of the unclear contractual conditions can be significantly shortened, thus considerably reducing the risk of a high loss of receivables. Thanks to the quickly available and well-structured data, time, personnel and costs are reduced to an absolute minimum. The Inobas HR Monitor helps you to expand your business. It permanently monitors your selected customer and business partner stock on changes in the trade register, especially in the shareholder area. As soon as a message affects your selected company, you will be informed so that you can act accordingly in a timely manner. For example, be among the first to congratulate you on the birthday of the CEO or at a company anniversary and thus remain in positive memory. Benefit from the changes made by your customers and, by the way, keep your master data up-to-date. The freely scalable architecture of the HR Monitor automatically converts the changes that are important and subject to publication directly into your CRM or core system or simply as E Mail.

The energy supply package consists of the following products

Balances Monitor

Balances Monitor

  • Balance sheets from your business partners
  • Also for bilateral accounts according to BilMoG (Accounting Law Modernization Act)
  • Delivery as PDF or XBRL file

How is the turnover of my customers and business partners developed? What are the risks? We provide you with the balance sheets of your customers, suppliers and business partners. With this information you gain new insights and can make fut...

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Balances Publications

Balances Publications

  • Balance sheets from your business partners
  • Auch für kostenpflichtige Bilanzen nach BilMoG (Accounting Law Modernization Act)
  • Delivery as PDF or XBRL file

How is the turnover of my customers and business partners developed? What are the risks? We provide you with the balance sheets of your customers, suppliers and business partners. With this information you gain new insights and can make fut...

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Bankruptcy Early Warning Monitor

Bankruptcy Early Warning Monitor

  • Information ("signals") to the economic situation of customers and business partners
  • Dozens of sources as an information base
  • No evaluation of the signal by us. You decide how to interpret the information

In addition to the hard facts from the balance sheets, there are also "soft factors" that provide information about the economic situation of companies. We search editorial and news portals, Facebook, Xing, Twitter, blogs, and special-inter...

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Bankruptcy Monitor

Bankruptcy Monitor

  • All bankruptcy information in a structured data stream
  • Import into your IT system and match with existing data
  • Approximately 150,000 new bankruptcies per year

Insolvent customers present a difficulty to predict risk to your business. Even if the probability of default is small, the consequences of non-payment may be considerable. We process daily new bankruptcy cases with your customer base and i...

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Bankruptcy Publications

Bankruptcy Publications

  • All bankruptcy information in a structured data stream
  • Import into your IT system and match with existing data
  • Approximately 150,000 new bankruptcies per year

Insolvent customers present a difficulty to predict risk to your business. Even if the probability of default is small, the consequences of non-payment may be considerable. We process daily new bankruptcy cases with your customer base and i...

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Company Monitor

Company Monitor

  • Support for sales and customer management
  • Supervision of personal and company stocks on current insolvency information and company notifications
  • We monitor customers, suppliers and debtors for you

These monitors are: Bankruptcy Monitor, Sales Monitor, Customer Monitor, Commercial Monitor, Company Monitor App...

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New businesses (SOHOs)

New businesses (SOHOs)

  • Over 3.5 million company entries in our database
  • 10,000 new entries per month
  • Over 5,000 company directories and portals from city areas, municipalities, associations and special interest serve as a source for our database

SMEs and freelancers make up the majority of companies in Germany. Companies of these legal forms are not obliged to register in the commercial register. This makes the finding more difficult. Nevertheless, these companies represent an enor...

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Phone Ping

Phone Ping

  • Automatic testing of German telephone numbers on a current circuit
  • Check is done without ringing at the receiver (pinging via the B-channel)

Over time, the telephone numbers in companies change. There are various causes, e.g. Job rotation or company moves. So the phone numbers in your inventory are always verified....

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Sales Monitor

Sales Monitor

  • Highly qualified customer potential
  • Cyclic delivery in processable quantities
  • New companies from your region

In your gathering area new customer potential arises regularly, be it by new companies or by changes in existing companies. Our monitor keeps you informed about changes and news in your region....

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Target Group Addresses

Target Group Addresses

  • Company addresses specially compiled according to your criteria for the optimal approach of potential customers
  • Criteria options include: industry, region, age of the company, turnover, number of employees
  • Individual criteria, e.g. Addresses with specific webshop plugins or keywords on the website

When compiling your target group addresses, we use specific selection criteria tailored to your application. In addition to the usual filters such as the industry, the number of employees and the turnover, we also include additional individ...

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Matching Use Cases

Stadtwerke Heidelberg

Industry: Energy supply
Objective: Fast and automated information in case of insolvency events with customers
Performance: Monitoring with the Inobas Insolvency Monitor
Result: minimization of time, personnel and costs as well as maximizing safety

The Company
Stadtwerke Heidelberg supplies customers in Heidelberg and the region reliably with electricity, gas, water and heat and offer many services for energy saving and climate protection. On behalf of the city of Heidelberg and other municipalities, they are also responsible for the water supply. In addition, Stadtwerke Heidelberg operates swimming pools, the mountain railway and parking facilities in Heidelberg and take over the city coordination tasks as well as part of the financing of public transport. They also support sports, culture and selected social projects for a high quality of life in Heidelberg and the region. With revenues of more than 270 million euros * and more than 1,000 employees *, of which around 350 * are borrowed from the transport company rnv, the cities are one of the most important employers in Heidelberg.
* Financial year 2016, as of 12.31.2016

The Initial Situation
In particular, companies, but also individuals with high consumption, are particularly vulnerable to default in the event of insolvency. In order to avoid possible loss of receivables and to initiate appropriate safeguards, it is indispensable to be immediately informed of any insolvency events. This is the only way to avoid further deliveries under obscure contract conditions immediately after the publication of the insolvency and the associated high risk of loss of receivables. As a matter of principle, all customer processes via SAP® IS-U are automatically displayed on the website of the Stadtwerke Heidelberg. However, in the case of insolvency monitoring, numerous work steps, such as complex research, are to be carried out manually. This expenditure on time, personnel and costs therefore appears to be not economic in some cases. In addition to this, the time-consuming research period may be lost in order to clarify the contractual relationships of the customers who have already become insolvent.

The Solution
Stadtwerke Heidelberg have recognized this challenge and solved it consistently: with the Inobas Insolvency Monitor. This innovative tool complements manual monitoring and offers the possibility to automate all company and private customers in an automated, fast and secure way for incoming insolvency events. As soon as an insolvency is published, the responsible employee at Stadtwerke Heidelberg will immediately receive a note by e-mail with all the latest data and contacts on insolvency proceedings directly into his mailbox. This allows the company to react promptly and prudently. For example, the insolvency administrator can be contacted and collateral may be requested so as to significantly reduce the time of the unclear contractual conditions. Thanks to the quickly available and well-structured insolvency data, the expenses for the insolvency investigation at Stadtwerke Heidelberg are significantly reduced.

Konrad Reichel, Group Manager for Claims Management, on the use of Inobas Insolvency Monitor
"Not only did we significantly reduce the expenses and costs involved in the processing of insolvency, but we also significantly increased the processing speed. The Inobas insolvency monitor more than met our expectations."

Product and Technology
The Inobas Insolvency Monitor runs on the high-performance servers of Inobas GmbH and offers a simple and reliable selection of the customer master data to be monitored through flexible extractors. These selected data are compared several times daily with the Inobas insolvency database and in the case of a hit immediately sent as a warning e-mail to the responsible employee. The information and process data contained in the mail serve as the basis for further insolvency processing. In addition, certain status codes in the warning e-mail can start automated processes in the corresponding billing system, if desired

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Mail: info@inobas.de

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