The month of May has been a particularly HUGE one within the dev team. It's been a big month for feature improvements but HUGER still, we've welcomed three new faces to our team.

Will has joined us as Engineering Manager and is here to help streamline our processes and manage all of our future feature releases. Whilst we've also welcomed Ermir and Kristi who have both joined as .NET developers.

As you might expect they've dived head first into code and their first job has been to help set up accounts for some of our newest customers. We can't wait to show you what else we have planned with their assistance, as we progress through the year.

Elsewhere on the team, we've been working on a big BILL VAL rollout and an improvement to PRO CRM's 'Customer References' tool. Read on to hear about this as well as the usual mix of 'Other Bits & Bobs', all in our May dev update...

Bumper BILL VAL Feature Improvements

Smart Matching to Active Meters

If duplicate meter numbers are found under different customers, BILL VAL will now use smart logic (based on the meters' active status) to match the intended customer.

Filter By Batch Name

You can now export invoices within the system ('Analytics > Export Data > Invoices') filtered by Batch Name.

New Columns Added To The Invoices Section

Within the 'Customers > Meters > Invoices' section, you can now see Billing Period, Total Consumption and the cost before and after VAT is applied.

EDF PDF Parsing Improvements

We've made improvements to the parsing of data from an uploaded EDF PDF bill. These updates include more accurate reading of elements such as CCL Cost, Meter Read Type, Day Unit Rate and Night Unit Rate.

Database Speed Improvements

Speed improvements for large batches. We've upgraded the database so customers should now experience a greater speed when processing larger batches.

Built for: BILL VAL

Customer References Revamp

Within 'Customers > Customer References', users have the ability to set references to other modules (e.g. Site, Meter or Contract). These references can be useful for connecting additional data whilst the information can also be recalled using the advanced search when required. With this addition, we've now added the ability for customer references to be created against the customer. This supersedes the 'Customer Reference' field previously found in 'Customer > Customer Details'.


Other bits and bobs...

We've also added the following other bits and bobs...

British Gas PDF Parsing

PDF bills supplied by British Gas can now be uploaded through BILL VAL without the need to transfer to a CSV template. As mentioned previously, we'll continue to update BILL VAL to accept many more supplier PDFs.

Built for: BILL VAL

Capacity Type Field

A 'Capacity Type' field has been added to the Bill Validation template so that when bulk importing, users can now choose to include a capacity type for each entry.

Built for: BILL VAL

That’s it for this month.

Our software evolves at such an exciting rate so please feel free to get in touch to discuss any of the functionality we’ve added since you last saw it. We’ll be more than happy to arrange a demo to show you around!