Customer Management System

There are tons of systems out there trying to improve business processes of utility companies in general or electric companies in specific.

The key is still doing the re-engineering process well and the application system will just a tool to follow the processes. I put some of my thoughts about Electric Management System in this blog. Feel free to read and comment.

Monday, March 30, 2009

How to reduce your electric bill

One of the practical way to reduce your electric bill is by modifying a little bit your overhead garage door opener. By default, there are connected 24 hours a day to stand by waiting signal from your remote control. With a little modification mentioned in this ebook, you can have additional switch to have them turn off while you are at home. This could cut the cost by 50% alone.

More tips can be found in How to reduce your electric bill ebook

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Difference between Project Management Office (PMO) and Project Managers (PM)

Project Management Office (PMO) exists in the central organization to monitor all the running projects in the company. PMO controls the management of the projects, programs or the combination of both.

Thus, in a nutshell, PMO support and control Project Manager (PM). In details, the difference of PM and PMO are below:

  • PM controls the resources achieve the project objectives, while PMO optimizes the resources to be shared among running projects.
  • PM manages the scope, schedule, costs, and quality of the products. In line with that, PMO manages overall risk, opportunity and the relation between running projects.
  • PM focuses on specific project objectives, while PMO oversees the major programs scope changes and interpret them as potential opportunities to better achieve business objectives.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Cut the Cost of Your Electricity Bill by 40%

With the increase of electricity rates, our electricity bills are increasing even if you usage/consumption remains the same. There are several ways to reduce the cost of your electricity bill. From illegal by doing meter by pass to legal ways.

The legal ways can be done just by reducing the electric consumption. It can be done by choosing lights or appliances that consume less energy. Another way is to an equipment to optimize the use of energy.

This equipment named, Power Saver 8 could cut the cost of electricity by 40%:

  • Plug Power Saver 8 in to any AC socket in your apartment, house, office or factory and forget about it. You will begin to save money on your electricity bill immediately!
  • Five different models are available to order I don't care how small your budget is, we'll have the appropriate product for you.
  • No Maintenance Required. Once your Power Saver 8 is plugged in it requires no attention at all.
  • Noticeable Instant Results. Anybody with a modern electricity meter will see their meter slowing down within seconds of plugging in Power Saver 8.
  • 100% Legal. This is NOT a gray-market device that you have to hide from the power companies. It is a scientifically developed product that uses genuine power-saving techniques.
  • Use it Anywhere, Power Saver 8 plugs into any AC socket. it has been tested in nearly every country, on every electrical system without problems. It can be used with a plug adaptor to convert it to any power system and plug shape.
  • Preserves your Appliances, by reducing the temperatures in your wiring.
  • Extra Protection, For users of our more powerful units the power saver models comes with an internal fuse to protect your circuits from unrelated power surges.

  • Monday, September 01, 2008

    Making Bio Diesel at Home

    With the increase of oil price in the world, people have been looking to create their own small bio diesel production at home. Is it difficult? If you follow the step by step of making bio diesel at home ebook, it would be very easy. You can start saving hundred or even thousand of dollar every month. See it your self this ebook about making bio diesel at home.

    Saturday, April 26, 2008

    Putting Meter outside the property

    Many electric companies install meter inside customer's property for the following reasons:
    1. To avoid that the meter is being stolen.
    2. To avoid weather conditions like rain, hot temperature, etc.
    3. To avoid people vandalism.

    These type of strategy does not seem to be very strategic in today life. Especially in the big cities where are most couples are working and do not have somebody in the house during working hours. Even if the owner of the house has maid, they usually instruct the maid to not open the door if visitors are not recognized. This behavior will surely becoming obstacle for meter readers to do their job. In the end, the electric consumption need to be estimated. Or in some electric company, the bill is not going to be generated and waiting for next real reading.

    Energy or commercial losses are increasing if the electric companies are not going to do something about it. With the advancing technologies, meter are becoming cheaper and cheaper every year. Not to mention that the meter is mostly weather proof. This is a great news for electric companies as they could launch a campaign to move the meter outside the property. Moving the meter outside the property will surely:
    1. Speed up the reading process.
    2. Easily identify fraud done by customers.
    3. In the end, it reduces commercial losses and bring more revenues to companies.

    Friday, April 11, 2008

    Paying Electric Bill with Cash Advance

    Previous post was discussing about paying the electric bill with credit card. The idea is to make a payment before due date to avoid the hassle of disconnection done by the electricity company. Recent movement of electricity companies is to shorten the due date to collect money faster. It is a strategy to reduce the commercial cycle (reading-billing-collection). Aside from collecting money faster, they tend to do the disconnection as soon as the due date is past. This is to reduce the commercial loss of giving electricity to non-paying customer.

    Paying with credit card could be convenient but when your credit card gets the limits, and you are facing with the approaching deadline of paying your electricity bills, there are other alternative for paying the bill.

    Try to get cash advance could be a solution. In the end, you do not need to loan much money just to cover your electricity bill payment. There are much institution that could offer payday loans. Some could offer an online approval that is very convenient as compared that you need to submit the application form by coming to their office. Once approve, the money is wired directly to you savings account.

    Paying Electric bill with cash advance is similar to paying it with cash. Once you got the money, you could either

    Thursday, April 10, 2008

    Paying Electric Bill with Credit Card

    Paying electric bill is something routine that we need to do it every month. Well, it depends on your electric provider whether they are issuing the bill monthly or quarterly. If you noticed, every years, the electric company becomes more strict in deadline of payments. If you pass the deadline without paying the bill on time, in 1 or 2 days, you will get a notice of disconnection right away. Disregarding this notice will lead into disconnection electricity.

    As electricity becomes an important part of our life, we do not want the disconnection to happen. That is why I am suggesting you to enroll your electric bill payment through credit cards. You can avoid the hassle of going to payment center or ATM every month to make a payment of your bill. However, you must check with your credit cards providers if they have setup up an agreement with the electric company to do payments through credit card. If you are not sure about it, you can always look for credit cards review available. You try to compare the providers that will fit best to what you need. Some credit card providers even give a cash back when you are using it for payments, including the payments of electric bill. In the end, it is just like having a discount by paying your electric bill through credit cards.