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UTILITY Week 4th September 2015

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30 | 4TH - 10TH SEPTEMBER 2015 | UTILITY WEEK Community COMPANY LINK DON'T MISS To advertise here call Sarah Wood on 01342 332077 or email sarah.wood@fav-house.com Datamere Software Datamere Software is the award winning software development company behind GMS©, the gas management system that offers a com- plete downstream solution for gas suppliers. Founded in 1998, Datamere has an impressive client portfolio of some of the biggest suppliers in the gas industry and has also built a reputation for offering services to new entrants to the market. The latest release, GMS V4© offers an interface inspired by the Windows 8 operating system and adopts many new features. GMS V4© will manage all industry flows, prospects, instant quoting, CRM, pricing, invoicing and portfolio management. The workflow management system allows a com- prehensive overview and a new transactional billing engine accommodates for increasingly complex pricing options. GMS V4© is also fully Project Nexus compliant. Our gas and power system, GENUS© is currently in development with a projected release date of December 2015. For more details please contact the office on 01625 525033 or visit www.datamere.co.uk Lowri Beck Services Ltd Mayors Quay, Swan Meadow Road, Wigan WN3 5BB Tel: 01942 771700 Lowri Beck is a leading independent service provider of Metering Systems, Data Capture, Data Management and Field Management services, offering innovative solutions to utilities and business throughout Great Britain. We support the electricity, gas and water markets with Manual and Automated Meter Reading, Data Collection and Aggregation, Meter Asset Provision, Installation and Maintenance services as well as providing a full suite of dual fuel Smart Metering services. Our dual-site Contact Centre provides a wide range of professional outsourcing contact centre services, including overflow call handling and appointment management. Our mobile field management system, Companion, supports a range of operations with mo- bile handheld solutions ensuring improved data communications between office and field activities. Lowri Beck was established in 1996 and is expe- rienced in offering tailored services and committed to delivering excellent service at realistic prices. For further information contact lbenquiries@ lowribeck.co.uk Qton Solutions Stirling House, Denny End Road, Cambridge CB25 9PB Tel: 01223 902210 Website: www.qton.com Qton is an award winning software provider of mobile workforce manage- ment solutions for the metering and utility industry. Our field service management platform, Qton FSM, is used to plan and schedule mobile workforces and manage the associated data. It features a mobile app that allows field engineers to quickly and efficiently complete a job, capture the relevant data and pass it back in real time. Used by the industry's leading service providers, asset managers and en- ergy suppliers, Qton FSM is a scalable solution that can be integrated with existing systems to meet specific operational requirements. • Capacity Planning, Scheduling and Tracking • iOS, Android and Windows App with Offline Capability • Industry Compliant and Configurable Workflows • Asset Tracking With extensive industry knowledge, Qton works collaboratively with our clients to deliver solutions that meet the rapidly evolving and complex requirements of the industry. For further information please contact info@qton.com or call 01223 902210 to arrange a demo. Integrated Water Resources Management Conference 16 September, Holiday Inn, Birmingham The 4th annual Integrated Water Resources Management Conference offers the UK water sector a timely opportunity to consider the next steps in implement- ing the Water Framework Directive, bringing together the key stakeholders in sustainable water resource management. Join more than 100 representatives at this CPD-certified conference, part of Sustainable Water 2015, to discover the latest on strategic implementation of the WFD, examples of 'upstream thinking' and how to align company business plans with river basin management plans. Book online at: www.WWT-environment.net Utility Week Congress 14-15 October, Birmingham city centre The premier event for forward-thinking leaders from the UK water, gas and electricity sectors. This year is a watershed for utilities. With three inquiries in front of the Competi- tion and Markets Authority, new regulatory regimes bedding in, plus the election and yet-to-be-seen policy agenda of a new government, change is the only certainty. The Utility Week Congress returns at a crucial moment this October, providing an opportunity to reflect on the outcome of the election, the CMA inquiries, and the first six months of AMP6 and RIIO-ED1. New for 2015 The Congress combines strategic vision with dedicated streams on: • Investment & Regulation • Customer & Communications • Asset Management & Network Strategy • Data & Innovation Book online at: www.uw-congress.net/home The Utility Week Awards 14 December, Grosvenor House Hotel, London Utility Week's industry achievement awards are the highlight of the calendar. Once a year, we take the opportunity to recognise the companies and individuals forging the way ahead. The awards are widely recognised for the rigour of the judging process: a Utility Week Award is a hallmark of quality. So if you have a team, project or company to be proud of, let the whole world know about it. Book online at: www.utilityweekawards.co.uk Wheatley Broad Road, Bacton, Suffolk IP14 4HN Tel: 01449 781001 Website: www.wheatleysolutions.co.uk Wheatley is a UK software development company. We specialise in provid- ing utility industry solutions for asset, data and workforce management. If you are looking to improve your customer service or increase your efficiency in data management or mobile service delivery we would be delighted to talk to you. With our vast experience of the UK metering business Wheatley provide mentorship to companies wishing to enter the meter operation and meter asset management markets. We are also heavily engaged in the UK's Smart Meter programme with software ready to support Smart Meter installations. The key solutions supplied are: • JUMBO – performs MAM operations for electricity and gas whilst holding information for all the metering systems managed by the host company. A key feature is the automated processing of DTC and RGMA flows. • Amethyst – As we move towards large scale Smart Meter deployments Amethyst is the ideal tool for the management of assets including HAN, WAN and IHDs alongside meters and is an essential tool to manage inven- tory and minimise cash tied up in stock. • Assign – a browser-based workforce scheduling solution enabling busi- nesses to increase the productivity of their mobile field operatives. • Smart Roll-out Optimiser – focuses on the critical areas of Smart Meter installation planning, customer engagement and workforce utilisation.

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