SUMS Portal

Business Solutions

Manage every 15 minutes.

An online web platform delivering water and energy data to your fingertips.

The SUMS Portal allows users to access time of use utilities data in 15 minute intervals, 24 hours a day, empowering you to make decisions based on what’s happening now. Understanding your unique usage patterns will enable you to be more proactive and react to unexpected changes faster.

Log in as frequently or as little or as you need. Unlimited customisable alerts sent to your email and/or mobile will ensure you never miss the important things.

Use the suite of analysis tools in the portal to inform core business operations. Data can be downloaded and used in your own company reports, or ask us about our BI reports to gain more in depth analytics insights.

  • Real time monitoring and AMR- water and energy data all in one place online with unlimited user access and a hierarchical permission structure
  • Alerts- unlimited and customisable, sent by email and/or SMS, so you can always focus your attention where it’s needed most
  • Suite of analysis tools- explore data using charts, KPI tracking, virtual meters, base flow and max demand calculators, multi-site comparison, location mapping, and more
  • Live asset register- view precise location and meter attributes with live integration to Google Maps—excellent for auditing and asset management
  • Multiple data source connections- compatible with multiple data source inputs, delivered straight from hardware or imported from an existing system
  • White labelling- harness the power of the SUMS portal under your own brand and add value for your customer base

Data Logging

SUMS For Your Business Data Logging

Keep track and keep ahead.

Giving you access to the data you need from main and sub meters.

As the saying goes, you can’t manage what you don’t measure; SUMS Data Logging is a non-invasive way to gain access to your water, electricity and gas usage data. SUMS utilises leading technology to deliver 15-minute interval data via mobile network to the SUMS portal, or another building management system (BMS) of your choosing.

Our data logging solutions suit both large and small applications. To match the best technologies to your unique site and objectives, we’ll complete an initial audit (onsite when possible) and recommend main and sub metering locations in line with your budget.

  • SUMS XL Data Loggers- Our most popular solution; available as battery, solar or mains powered, with a sturdy and waterproof enclosure, and ready to record and send data from almost any pulse-capable utility meter.
  • SUMS Multi-Loggers and Automatic Meter Readings (AMR) – a hardwired option to monitor hundreds of meters at a single site. The Multi-Logger can FTP time stamped data to the web for true AMR and also features a face panel so AMR readings can be easily recorded on site.
  • SUMS Radio Mesh- radio technology that allows users to monitor large connected networks, such as apartment buildings or markets. A great option to avoid costly and time-consuming wiring jobs.
  • Embedded networks- a private network of electricity or hot water meters using radio or wired technology, sent to a 3rd party for billing.
  • Data Feeds and FTP- receive daily and historical data feeds directly to your SUMS portal, or send data via FTP to your existing BMS.
  • SUMS C-Tank Ultrasonic Loggers- ideal for determining liquid levels in water tanks, so you know exactly how much you have on hand. Combine with data loggers on the input/output meters for better usage insights.

icoLast year our schools saved…$1million in excess water costs and the equivalent of 150 Olympic Pools in water volume.

Business Intelligence

SUMS For Your Business Intelligence

Smart data. Smart decisions.

Leveraging data insights so you can know your business better.

It’s not just about having the data; it’s about knowing how to use it. That’s why we want to make sure you have the tools and support you need to make meaning out of data, inform real business decisions and meet your goals.

The SUMS portal offers a suite of built-in features to help you interpret your data. See how you stack up against industry KPIs, calculate your savings, and understand how usage behaviours impact important indicators including base flow and power factor.

Our customer services team is on hand to talk you through any questions about your data, how to use the more advanced features in the SUMS portal, or answer why you might be receiving an alert.

For more advanced analytics, we produce reports designed to give you insights and intelligence that inform everyday business decisions. Choose which level of reporting is right for your business, from periodic summary reports that make it easier to understand trends and patterns, to interactive dashboards customised to address your exact unique business objectives.

  • Analytics Reports- range of offerings from PDF reports sent to your email every month or quarter, to customized interactive dashboards you can analyse every day
  • Basic and Advanced Training Courses- complimentary training for every new customer, with more advanced training options for your whole team
  • SUMS Portal Integrated Features and Alerts- making it easier to understand your data and add meaning to the numbers
  • Acoustic Leak Detection- for stubborn, underground water leaks, our acoustic leak detection partner hasn’t let us down yet
  • Environmental Audits and Recommendation Reports- actionable recommendations from our trusted partners to help you make strategic improvements

Our partners

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It all adds up

  • 100% accurate

    Flexible and simple

    We know you have plenty of jobs to do without adding more to your plate. To help you meet your goals, we’ll make sure you have the technology solutions you need to gain clear and effective insights.

  • Integrated platform

    Keep your water, gas, electricity and rain tank data in one place, either on our SUMS Portal or on your existing building management system.  Real-time uploads to the web and customised alerts mean you are in control of your resource use.

  • Secure and reliable

    We want to be your utilities super hero, with a system that’s available and responsive when you need it. Working for you day and night in a secure, online-hosting environment, your data is safe no matter how big your endeavours.

  • Innovative solutions

    We are constantly seeking feedback, innovating and improving to come up with the solutions you need for the future. From our hardware and software offerings to robust analytics reporting, ask us about our development roadmap to see how it fits with your business drivers.

Client stories

With SUMS, facilities managers of schools stay at the head of the class. Monitor the water in the oval sprinkler, the light in the principal’s office, and everything in between.

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FAQs

  • How does it work?

    We tailor our solution to your specific needs, however, here’s how it most commonly works:

    1. We install our data loggers on existing utility meters and/or can import data from 3rd party platforms. We can also install new meters if your meters are not pulse capable (often more than 20 years old) or would like to expand sub metering locations.
    2. You access your data through the SUMS portal, set up alerts and use near real time usage data to save money and time.
    3. If you need help or are ready for more in-depth analytics, we provide customer support and training, static reports, live dashboards, leak detection, and whatever else you need to reach your business goals with SUMS.

    In order to gain a complete picture of your assets, we recommend monitoring a mixture of main meters and sub meters.

    Doesn’t make sense? Don’t worry; we’ll walk you through it.

  • How do I access the portal?

    The SUMS Portal is a web based service; all you need is a web-capable device, whether it be your computer, tablet, or smartphone. We’ll set up and share your log in details after installation.

  • I already have my own platform and don’t need to use the SUMS Portal; can I just use your data logging technology?

    Yes! For any of our technology solutions, interval data files can be exported to 3rd party software platforms.

  • I already have a data logger on my meter; can I just use the SUMS portal?

    Yes! We can integrate with most hardware and 3rd party data collection software to receive utility data on the SUMS portal. We prefer receiving data by FTP, but are happy to work with you if this is not an option.

  • How granular is the data on the SUMS portal?

    Utilities data is shown down to 15 minute intervals, providing highly detailed time of use information. Chart intervals can also be set to hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or yearly, and customised to show specific periods, like replicating your billing period to check utility bills.

  • What type of data loggers do you use?

    We have been developing our XL-Loggers and Muli-Loggers for over 10 years, designed by us and assembled here in Australia. So that the data loggers can stand up to your toughest requirements, we use Telstra for the most wide reaching network coverage, a sturdy and waterproof enclosure and have recently improved battery life from 2 years to over 8 years!

    SUMS Radio Mesh is the newest addition to our data logging technology, giving customers a better solution for large sites with dozens or more meter connections.

    We also use DIGI products for our tank monitoring and use a DIGI data logger with analogue input compatibility when necessary.

    Tech savvy and want a little more detail? Call or email us for product spec sheets

  • How many meters can I log at once?

    Whether you have 1 meter or thousands, we have flexible solutions to fit your site requirements. So far our record is 444 connections at one site. However, more commonly our customers have less than 5 connections per site.

  • What is a data feed and FTP?

    Data feeds—an option for customers with comms-enabled electricity meters—are streams of meter usage data imported daily into the SUMS portal from external sources such as from your electricity meter provider.

    FTP, or file transfer protocol, is simply a standard way to electronically transfer computer files to and from our server.

  • How invasive is the install? Will I need to shut off my water, power or gas?

    Attaching data loggers to meters is minimally invasive; in most case we don’t have to shut off the water or electricity.

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