Industrial Consents Management System
Version 1 ICMS2 is designed for Consents Management and Trade Effluent Billing. Developed in conjunction with Scottish Water, the application provides a customisable solution to water utility requirements. Version 1 ICMS2 can play a vital role in supporting the efficiency and effectiveness of your trade effluent service.
Improve consistency and quality of Consent application and Direction data and processes with the use of ‘programmed steps’
Link discharge points with meters to maintain accurate effluent content and volumes
Improve communication between you and your customers, through consistent activity logging and access to current and historical data in one place
Define and maintain billing details, for example variations of the Mogden Formula used for charging
Produce and store customised letters from standard templates
Provision of ‘report wizard’ to design and save standard and ad-hoc reports
CONSENTS MANAGEMENT MODULE
The main purpose of all licences or permits is to limit the quantity and strength of effluent discharged from industrial plant. The Consents Management module provides facilities to manage the consent creation, amendment, renewal and enforcement processes. Actual flow and sample data is incorporated to allow monitoring of compliance and loadings relative to their consented levels.
The four main functional areas are:
Consents and Direction Maintenance – the current and historical consent register
Applications and Directions Monitoring – maintenance of a diary of events leading to the granting of new or amended consents
Compliance Reviews and Enforcement processes when consents are breached
Standard letter template definition and letter production
TRADE EFFLUENT BILLING MODULE
The water company normally charges for the reception, treatment and disposal of trade effluent, as well as other costs associated with monitoring, sampling and analysis of trade effluent as part of enforcement monitoring. This module incorporates the features necessary to define and maintain billing details, for example variations of the Mogden Formula used for charging. It allows for the generation of bills on a batch or individual basis.
The main functions include:
Reference Table Maintenance – including cost parameters, analytical determinands, billing cycles and allowances types
Formula Definition – based on determinands, tariffs (optionally banded on strength or volume), cost parameters and key codes
Billing Data Entry – agreed values, consent limit overrides: allowances, charges, tariff periods
Billing – Cyclic volume or reading-based billing: bill authorise / export; manual create, edit, cancel and credit bills
Version 1 ICMS2 includes a Query / Reporting tool containing powerful in-built facilities that allow:
Queries to be defined and saved
Report templates to be defined and saved
Standard templates to be used where appropriate
Output to browser in HTML format for all reports
Output to file or other applications in CSV format
Additional Modules – Two further modules, the Control module and the Infrastructure module are central to Version 1 Source and provide housekeeping and location maintenance functions. In technical terms, the system stores data in an Oracle database, with the user interface developed in Oracle Forms.
The Infrastructure module allows the user to model the inter-relationships and properties of physical features referenced by other modules.
Facilities allow the user to create and maintain amongst others, customers, premises (e.g. factories) and locations (e.g. discharge points within a factory).
This module provides the facilities needed to manage access profiles and auditing.
Facilities included in Version 1 ICMS2 allow the user to create profiles based on functional need. User access can then be controlled.
Audit trail maintenance can be user-controlled down to individual attributes within database tables with options to audit, insert, amend and / or delete actions.
Auditing allows selected changes and records to be date-stamped, retaining the before and after values as well as all the user-responsible changes.
The Control module also includes facilities to manage interfaces to the system. These interface options enable meter readings of volumes and sample results to be imported and maintained and calculated changes to be exported.