The management of the fuel data for the Suur-Savon Sähkö was transferred to the digital age with the Lahti Precision’s mScales weighing service. Previous vehicle scale systems are based on a traditional solution, where the equipment and software of the scales are specific to the local use. Thus, combining data from different offices requires a lot of hours of work and there is a potential for errors.
Aki Padatsu, the development manager of Suur-Savon Sähkö: “Nowadays, fuel data for invoicing and reporting have to collect from several different systems, and data processing involves several people. The operations also include manual data transfer to Excel. Reporting on spent fuels is monitored on a monthly basis. “
mScales is a cloud service solution (Software as a Service), where the weighing software with all information is located on the Internet server. The subscriber therefore has access to all of its scale systems anytime and anywhere with an Internet connection. Centralized data management and reporting minimize errors, and in addition, speeding the subscription management and billing.
In a scale project for the Suur-Savon Sähkö, the mScales service involves five reception scales in different locations and four non-scales offices. The load is weighed elsewhere and the weighing information is fed into the system manually. The entire project was carried out during 2018 years.
“Upgrading the scales to the mScales system brings our fuel data management to the digital age. Fuel data from all communities can be aggregated into the same system, making invoicing and reporting easier. Local users analyze the fuel humidity as it is in the past and put them into the system. mScales transfer automatically the data required for reporting to the repository of Suur-Savon Sähkö, as soon as the humidity is analysed. Now we get a fuel usage report with a delay of about two days when before it took a month. “
We received a progress update from Aki Padatsu after a couple of months using mScales.
“The system has been well. In the beginning there is of course more to do when we have to put all the necessary information and guide users to the new practice. However, the feedback from the field has been positive. There haven’t been operational difficulties and all transport companies have succeeded with weighing. The reception has been very good! We have given you some development ideas, mainly to facilitate our own writing and some changes have already been promised to take product development. I would say that everything is better than OK at the moment! “
Suur-Savon Sähkö is an energy company that manages the acquisition, production and distribution of energy in Lake Päijänne in the Eastern Finland region.