Quarterly Round Up from the Datamere Team
Autumn 2020 is flying by and it has been a strange 6 months! Working life has continued at the same pace but I’m sure you’ll all agree that things feel strange and that getting used to the ‘new normal’ isn’t an easy process. Having just reopened both the Cheadle and Worcester offices, a few weeks later we are now back to remote working with skeleton staff in the actual office on a per person rota. We expect to carry on like this well into 2021 but will keep all clients informed of any changes that may affect working patterns. Please continue to contact us in the normal ways and we will keep you updated. I’ll check back on this edition in 12 months and hopefully we will have returned to a more stable time!
The accreditation project for GENUS© Power has picked up the pace, (following the DTN project) and we are working hard with our supplier partner to ensure we are both ready to meet the project guidelines and pass the accreditation. The end is a way off yet, but at the end of the process GENUS© will be a fully accredited power system which any supplier will be able to use to enter the accreditation and CME process with Elexon, or migrate to, in the case of established suppliers. To have all the functionality under one hood will be a huge benefit to those clients already familiar with the gas side and we of course, hope to attract some new clients.
Development also continues on the gas side of GENUS©. Adam Gordon and Gemma Hull are reviewing the Debtor Manager Module with a view to increasing the automation and user functionality within the module. Gemma having used the module is ideally placed to suggest improvements which Adam is developing and incorporating. What started out as a small review has turned into a much bigger project with the whole module being rewritten but, as a business we thought it better to overhaul it completely rather than doing half a job. We will provide you with more details on this in the next edition.
This month sees the DMS team running a trial of automated hub billing for a client. This functionality has been developed to allow the hub service to run bills (potentially out of hours) and allow users to address any issues before committing again via the hub services. We hope this should speed the process up and make it a faster and more streamlined process. If you would like any more details about the functionality and perhaps a trial of it then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can look into that for you.
Finally, on the people side, Nikki Lowe who joined the DMS team back near the start of the year has just successfully passed her probation period and has quicky become a valuable member of the Datamere team. She is now dreaming about mprns and onjobs so has fitted right in! Well done Nikki.
There’s no chance of a Christmas party for the Datamere team this year ☹but we will endeavour to all keep smiling and promise to make up for the lack of socials when we can! Teams and Zoom does keep us all in touch but we will be saving ourselves for the next ‘Cheers’.
Best wishes to all our clients.