FAQs

What is a Renewables’ ERP?

Enterprise Resource Planning or abbreviated ERP is very well-known term in most mature industries. An ERP is software that integrates business processes inside an organization allowing for transparency, reducing complexity and ensuring consistency of information and data. Typically, ERP systems are used by multiple team members and cross functional teams allowing for easy and efficient collaboration and information exchange. A Renewables’ ERP is customized and dedicated to meet the needs and requirements of the renewable industry.

Apart from being a tool for individual team members in accomplishing day-to-day tasks more efficiently, it is also an indispensable tool for the top management to gain deep insights of the business by producing complex, detailed and accurate reports for all aspects of the organization.

How can I benefit from ACTIS?

The renewables market has evolved a lot over the last several years. Cost competitiveness is becoming an important key to success, which is achieved by scaling either through organic growth or through mergers and acquisitions. This fast growth comes with certain challenges though, one of them being to manage the complexity of operations and reporting while the team is growing both numerically and geographically.

Which renewables are covered by ACTIS?

We are committed to following the industry trends as the market evolves. Currently solar and wind are supported in ACTIS and in the process of adding new renewable sources and storage soon.

What distinguishes ACTIS from other software tools for renewables?
  • ACTIS is the only software dedicated to renewables with such comprehensive features covering all needs for operating renewable assets
  • With a very intuitive user-friendly interface allowing for easy adoption as it is based on Microsoft’s flagship platform Dynamics 365
  • The oldest and most mature software platform of its kind, being developed by an in-house team since 2011
  • Developed by people who are actually using it and understand the needs much better than any other pure software company
Which stakeholders can benefit from ACTIS?

Anyone who is part of the operations and management of renewable assets can use ACTIS:

ACTIS capabilities and features help all stakeholders, namely investors, Asset Managers, O&M service providers, subcontractors, during all stages of the lifecycle of a renewable asset (development, construction, operation) to manage efficiently and effectively their assets through a single platform.

I need only a subset of ACTIS features. Is ACTIS still suitable for me?

Of course. Actually, many ACTIS customers use only a part of the features provided in the platform. ACTIS is a long-term investment: Regardless of what your current needs are, you will most probably have additional ones in the future.

ACTIS is such a comprehensive platform that you will only need to use more features as your business grows saving you the pains of transition and integration with additional platforms

Can ACTIS integrate with my existing software systems?

ACTIS is an open system and can be integrated with any third-party system as long as we can access your data. We have so far integrated with tens of third-party platforms such as monitoring systems, accounting software, weather forecast providers and other internet services.

How easily can I transition from my existing platform(s) to ACTIS?

Implementation and/or transitioning cost into a new software platform is probably the single most important decision criterium, in many cases even more important that the licensing pricing itself.

The ACTIS team of developers and engineers carry a lot of experience with such projects. Our goal is to make the implementation and/or transition process hassle free with a minimum involvement from the customer. We will do everything for you from importing historical data, validating such data against your existing platforms, generate and fine tune reporting and do all the necessary QC before releasing to it to you.

My business processes are quite unique and specific to my business. How can ACTIS support me?

Every organization is unique and from our experience every customer needs to operate in their own, unique way. Even though ACTIS comes along with some standard, out-of-the-box processes, each customer needs to have smaller or bigger variations thereof.

ACTIS is based on the Dynamics365 platform from Microsoft, which provides unparalleled flexibility in configuring web forms, workflows and business processes extremely easily and fast. Fine tuning such processes is a quite common part of the implementation process.

I have a very mixed portfolio with residential, C&I and utility scale assets. How can ACTIS support that?

The requirements of information and data collection varies based on the size and the kind of the asset. For example, for residential assets you only need to have simple and essential information whereas for utility scale you need more detailed and complex information. Alerting, incident handling and reporting requirements are quite different as well. With its enhanced alerting system, customized incident handling and tailored made workflow procedures ACTIS can handle all kinds, sizes and types of portfolios, even mixed ones. The security model of ACTIS is designed in such a way that individual users have access to reports, web forms and processes specific to their role. For example, if you are managing residential together with utility scale assets, the team managing residential will access only simplified forms and different reports in the system, while all information for the whole portfolio is stored in one single database.

Can my field technicians use ACTIS on the go?

Definitely! Field technicians can receive, populate, save and return workorders and work forms on the go. This means one less headache for your administrators – no double input.

How can I request a demo?

Click the button “REQUEST DEMO”, fill the short contact form and leave all the rest to us.

 

ACTIS - Renewables’ Enterprise Resources Planning Platform