In consultation with Energy Partners, we identified four user groups and highlighted the need for customised, interactive reporting and accurate analysis. Taking into consideration Energy Partners’ unique user groups (both internal and external), it required a specific focus on product management and the ability to scale.
We put all these pieces together by building a platform and utilising existing products to visualise the IoT data as it flows through Energy Partners’ intelligence processes.
“We understand that extracting data from devices and displaying it in an app is simply not enough. At Polymorph, we help our clients to unlock the value of their IOT data by gathering sample or raw data, cleaning it, and storing it using a scalable IOT platform. We turn this data into information using apps or dashboards with the right context. This allows data to be transformed into information and actionable insights. Energy Partners needed to know how well their systems are performing, how much money they are saving for their partners and clients, and how much energy, steam, refrigeration and water are being generated. And they did the sensible thing by approaching Polymorph as we specialise in IOT and software application development and have an excellent reputation for good rapport with well-established businesses across South Africa,” continues Barry.
“We realised that energy is a very technical and complex field and required clever ways to communicate in a way that our entire stakeholder group and the end user could easily utilise and understand. We realised we needed a platform which could collect and organise all the data from hundreds of connected (IoT) devices and integrate with our energy utilities to communicate with our clients. We needed an experienced development team to develop a platform which would form the basis of various user-friendly EP products which could integrate and easily monitor everything on the Energy Partners backend. Since we started working with Polymorph to outsource this part of our business we haven’t looked back. It has grown into a strong partnership and great friendship between both companies,” says Arno Middelberg, CTO at Energy Partners.