This release includes new features and enhancements to EnergyCAP’s auditing capabilities including intelligent bill outlier identification and updated bill lists.
Outlier audits use the same logic as Report 13 and help you identify abnormal bills using your bill history and past/current weather data. Outlier audits will automatically flag your bills for review based on the sensitivity level you choose.
You can automatically assign flagged bills to one or more EnergyCAP users for review. EnergyCAP users can select the filter Assigned to Me when creating dashboard content to review their assigned bills.
Ignore bills based on cost. Each bill audit type has a setting for minimum cost to automatically skip bills with a low total cost.
Issue type has been added to track the specific bill audits that caused your bills to be flagged. Whether your bill fails one or many audits, you can see bills that have been flagged based on a specific type of audit exception.
Disable bill audits for specific accounts. You can limit false positives by turning off all bill audits for specific accounts.
Updated Bill Lists
-Quick Filters help you find the bills you’re looking for across all bill lists. One quick filter is dedicated to flagged bills. If a quick filter is set it also shows in the main filter list.
-Billing Period is now the primary column in a bill list and is also a hyperlink to view the bill.
-Updated column selector makes setting up your bill list easier.
-Updated legend and sort order are provided at the bottom of the screen.
-A new Actions menu lets you edit, share, copy, and download a bill list.
Enter a Bill in More Places
- With the Create button.
- From a bill list in the Bills module.
- With the Actions menu on any meter or account tab.
Download all your Bill Lists
You’ve always been able to download a bill list in the Bills module. Now you can download a meter bill list or account bill list.
Updated Bill Import
After you import your bills, the bill is saved, analyzed and then flags are assigned. A new icon shows when a bill is being analyzed.
Updates to Chargeback Bill Calculations
We’ve made two updates to better handle monthly use and demand readings. Previously the bill begin and end dates were based on the date of monthly readings and did not use the timestamp of the reading to adjust dates. We are now incorporating the timestamp of the reading into the chargeback process.
If the use reading has a timestamp up to and including noon, the reading date will also be the end date of the bill. If the reading is after noon, the bill end date will be one day after the reading date. The same logic is also applied to determine the start date of the bill.
This update in chargeback processing from version 7.12 to 7.13 may cause a one-time, one-day gap between your prior monthly chargeback bills and your first bill calculated with the updated logic. This is a one-time occurrence due to the more advanced timestamp logic.
Monthly demand readings will also begin honoring the timestamp of the reading during chargeback calculations. Demand readings included in demand calculations will include all readings starting after noon on the day before the start date of the bill and ending at noon on the end date of the bill (previously, demand readings from the beginning of the start date of the bill to midnight of the end date of the bill were included in demand calculations). The maximum demand value will be used for the bill’s demand