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Universities face unique challenges with Utility Operations.

Clean data, simplified payments, and automated reporting for your University's entire utility footprint.

The Platform solves Utility Ops for Universities

When asked a simple utility question, far too often university facilities and finance teams will need to scramble to manually assemble piecemeal data to find an answer.
The sad truth is that not only is precious time lost to the process of manually creating these reports, but they are often inaccurate due to the lack of a reliable utility data platform.

The Platform solves this for Universities.

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Top 3 Utility Ops Time Killers

It is so hard to answer simple questions when you don't have an up-to-date utility data platform. Here are the three main Utility Operations issues we see Universities struggling with:

No consolidated utility data
A lack of accurate benchmarking
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Manual reporting
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Stop Hunting for Bills. Say Goodbye to Spreadsheets. 

Consolidated utility data from every account and meter, available wherever you are. 
Your team's time is too valuable to spend hunting for bills and manually assembling spreadsheets full of noisy utility data from multiple locations. With the power of the Platform, your team can access reliable data from all the accounts and meters that matter. No assembly is required.

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Hands-free data gathering. No manual entry. 

Leverage one of these three ways to seamlessly get your data into the Platform. 
1. Have your paper bills mailed to us. 2. Setup auto-forwarding of your bills from your email inbox. 3. Provide us with login credentials for your utility.
However you choose to proceed, you will never need to hunt down a bill that has been uploaded again. All the data will be in the platform, ready when you need it.

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Benchmark your buildings with the metrics that matter most to you.

Knowing with certainty where to invest time and resources to improve efficiency is no easy task.  With the power of the Platform, you can choose from various metrics to compare your facilities.  
See the metrics that matter to you for each location  in kWh, CCF, therms, or MMBtu through a "cost per square foot" lens to find where to invest in efficiency improvements.

Benchmarking Data

"Over the years" Reporting.

One thing many companies may overlook is that consumption and charges are not always correlated year over year. Price X Quantity = Cost Most organizations measure consumption or cost and can overlook that unit prices may have changed. Our "over the years" report gives you a complete, holistic view of your Unit Cost, Consumption, and Total Cost.

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How the Platform helped Wesleyan University reach goals on efficiency & carbon reduction.
– Check out how Wesleyan University leveraged the Platform to reach goals on efficiency and carbon reduction.
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Utility Operations often goes overlooked in many organizations...

Usually, responsibilities for Utility Operations are spread out between multiple stakeholders.
Typically, members of Accounts Payable, Procurement, Finance, Sustainability, and Facilities departments are all manually piecing together utility data for their own purposes and goals. Imagine a unified utility data platform that could root the entire organization in clean data and automated reporting. That's the Platform.

Utility Operations is especially challenging for University Campuses.

Facilities Managers and Directors who manage university campuses have a broad set of utility-related challenges. University campuses often have multiple buildings, with numerous utility accounts per building. Often, each building will have countless electric bills plus invoices for water, sewer, gas, and so on. This makes it incredibly challenging to wrangle together good data from all the accounts and meters that matter, especially when it's time to make tough decisions about where to invest. The Platform helps your team reclaim countless cross-team hours currently spent on antiquated utility practices.


Schedule a demo with us!

If you'd like to see a custom demonstration of what the Platform can do for your organization.

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Get beautiful visualizations for all your utility data.

Your team has too much going on to spend time manually creating utility reports. With the Pear Platform, your team can instantly access beautiful, clear visualizations for any utility metric that matters.
Now crush that presentation!

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Weather Sensitivity.

Sometimes the usage of certain facilities may be correlated with weather. Poorly insulated buildings may cause your bill to spike in the most intense parts of summer and winter. “Is how I use my energy weather dependent?” Knowing the answer may cause you to plan differently.

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Flexible and Scalable.

The Platform has been built from the ground up for flexibility and scale.

Our cloud-first architecture enables big data at scale. Infused with machine learning and artificial intelligence to digitally transform your utility operations, no customer footprint is too large or nuanced for the Pear Platform to handle. Whether you have 50 invoices or 50,000, the Pear Platform can scale to accommodate your operations. 

Customer Success Managers are here for you.

We are here to help you.

We are proud of the power of the Platform, but sometimes you just want to talk to a human.
The Customer Success team lives and breathes utility operations and spends every day helping organizations of all sizes implement the Platform to reach goals and discover insights.  We will be with you every step of the way. 

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I value the Platform as a solution that alleviated a very time intensive accounts payable process for us. I also went from literally mountains of paper and a grueling 20 hours per month of data entry and accounts payable processing to having the university's entire energy footprint essentially at my fingertips."
– Jeff Murphy, Wesleyan facilities business manager

Get a Demo of the Platform today!

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