Simon Wheeler, CEO of Energy One Europe, sees a robust software market for Contigo, eZ-nergy and EGSSIS so far this year but is also being kept busy with a lot of transition work associated with getting the three businesses on a common platform going forward. Contigo has contracts out with prospective new customers but also a bucketful of add-on enhancement work for various clients, he told me. “We are seeing a lot of interest in the new VaR module, new things like battery optimization and automation in general,” he said. A new version of enTrader is due out next month. Meanwhile, the company has also been busy on the battery optimization side and has a proof of concept going on with a Beta version of that new software.
On the automation side, enFlow is also getting interest and there are a couple of Proof of Concept’s going on and an enFlow expert coming over from Australia to help support the software in Europe. Increasingly, Energy One Europe is also using the product to automate internal activities as well.
The eZ-nergy and EGSSIS side of the business also does very well as Energy One works towards a single, common platform. eZ-nergy has signed several new deals so far this year. There is also a good deal of interest in offering logistics as a service and with the acquisition of CQ Energy in Australia soon complete, the company will be well positioned to focus on global service delivery, he told me. With all this activity, Simon is keen to hire and told me that Energy One Europe is looking for talent in the areas of software development, business analysis and support. He also told us that Energy One is starting to second people back and forward between Europe and Australia.
Another major project is the rebranding side of things were progressively, the three entities – Contigo, eZ-nergy and EGSSIS are becoming rebranded as Energy One Europe – though the product names will stay the same. The re-branding is part of the overall integration project, he said and by E-World, the re-branding should be complete. Certainly, there will be a new booth with a common brand at E-World in June, he said.