A first look at EGSSIS’ Mobile App!

·

Intro

A mobile application may look like a nice ‘gadget’ to some of you. If you visited our booth at E-World 2020, you may remember the presentation or you may have even played around with the prototype we had on display. But what’s the real value? Throughout our discussions with traders, portfolio managers, and operations teams we realized the goal of the application should be to give peace of mind to our customers.

Whether you’re having a week-end walk in the forest or if you’re attending a conference/trade show abroad you can keep an eye on your portfolio and get in touch with your team should something be amiss. Given the volatility of the energy markets we believe our app will greatly increase the quality of life (and of work) for all EGSSIS customers.

In this blog we’ll dive deeper into this use case and showcase some features and screenshots.

The use case for a mobile application

As a portfolio manager or head of dispatching/operations you want to stay on top of the markets. Whether EGSSIS’ experienced team of dispatchers or your in-house ops team handles your portfolio, you want to be informed on key imbalances and warnings.

While you can access the EgssPort platform anywhere you have internet, we realize the experience on smartphones/mobile devices may not be ideal. This is because EgssPort was developed with a dispatcher in mind, who normally has at least 1 screen and often much more. Enter the mobile app!

The philosophy behind our mobile app

We believe the EGSSIS mobile application will be a valuable add-on to the EgssPort platform. While EgssPort is made to help gas & power ops to effectively manage their portfolios, the ‘raison d’être’ of the mobile app is to keep every stakeholder informed at all times.

Our philosophy is to give every EGSSIS client:

  • Peace of Mind
  • wherever you are
  • 24/7

Sneak peek of key features

To achieve the vision outlined above there are several key features that contribute to giving ‘peace of mind’ for our users.

1. Dashboard screen

The Dashboard screen aims to give a quick overview of the grids you’re active in, and the ‘red’ warning light indicates something is amiss at a certain grid.

Obviously there’s a date-picker to select your gas day. And the 2nd part of the dashboard screen shows you the mismatches on the selected grid for the selected gas day.

You also have buttons below that will bring you to the detailed country ‘dashboard’ and ‘user settings’.

2. Grid overviews

When you click through to the detailed dashboards per grid you can view details such as the daily overview with numerical values.

If a grid has multiple portfolios you’ll be able to select the overview of all combined portfolios, or a breakdown for each specific portfolio.

The numerical overview will show you a mismatch table with relevant details. Graphs & numerical data will be fetched via API calls with our cloud-based EgssPort solution.

Last but not least there are graphs showing grid-specific information if applicable. You can see the example of GTS graphs in the image shown at the beginning of this blog.

3. Notifications

Not to overstate the obvious,  we believe this ‘small thing’ will make a world of difference by reducing confusion or misunderstandings that can lead to costly mistakes.

Users will be able to choose which kinds of notifications they would like to receive during the ‘onboarding’ when setting up your app. In the user settings you’ll be able to also edit the categories of notifications.

Wrap-up

So that’s our first sneak peek at the mobile app, first release date should be in Q2 2021. The mobile app will be updated throughout the year to add new functionality based on the feedback from our key users. Keep an eye out on our blog & social media and don’t hesitate to get in touch should you have ideas to share or requests.