How co.met simplifies their utility services with web-based meter reading 2019-12-04T10:27:52+00:00

Project Description

co.met is a leading meter reading provider in Saarbrücken, Germany. The company provides meter reading services for both domestic and industrial uses, with over 240,000 meter points across the Saarland state capital, and millions more across Germany.

As a forward-looking company, co.met seeks out innovations which allow them to offer smart, holistic, and future-proof meter reading solutions to their customers.

What challenge was co.met facing?

Utility companies around the world are moving towards greater digitization. Businesses and customers alike expect their utilities to become increasingly more automated, and easier to manage. To answer this demand, co.met wanted to find a cutting-edge solution to instantly digitize meters with the highest degree of accuracy. 

After testing with Anyline, it was clear that mobile meter reading was the solution co.met were looking for. By implementing Anyline into both their workforce apps and website, co.met staff and customers can now scan meters in seconds – with just their mobile devices!

Why was Anyline the best choice for co.met?

When it comes to meter reading, utility companies need solutions with unbeatable accuracy, ease-of-use and flexibility. And by choosing Anyline, co.met now have two different ways to receive their data.  

Firstly, co.met personnel can collect readings on site by simply scanning customer meters with their workforce app. This scan is then coupled with an additional photo for verification, and is transferred to co.met’s back-end system, along with additional data, such as the GPS location. The result is a faster, more accurate process, helping staff to work more efficiently.

"The new process supports both meter fitters and reading personnel alike, who can now record a meter reading in just one step and also document it with a photo. Manual typing of each meter reading can therefore be avoided. This saves valuable time, while at the same time avoiding transmission and reading errors, and storing proof images for later checks."

- co.met Managing Director, Thomas Hemmer

But that’s not all. Anyline also offers a second innovative option to co.met customers – the ability to scan their own meters through the co.met website! 

By opening their phone camera and capturing a QR code on their meter, customers can now open a webpage on the co.met website which activates the Anyline meter scanner on their own device. They then simply scan their own meter and sends it directly to co.met.

This means customers will no longer have to wait for a visit from a co.met, and can complete their meter reading at their own convenience.

"Our high-tech solution is making it easier to obtain meter values ​​for customers around the world. We are delighted that co.met, as a leading energy company, is taking the next step towards modern and customer-oriented process automation.”

- Bernhard Reiterer, Anyline Senior Sales Manager & Energy Specialist

Anyline for websites: a fast, secure, app-less solution

co.met’s meter reading solution for customers is an excellent example of how companies can integrate Anyline scanning into a web browser.

But Anyline scanning on a web browser isn’t just convenient for customers; it also offers huge benefits to businesses. Firstly, integrating Anyline into a website is incredibly simple, and takes a fraction of the normal time needed to develop a specialised app. 

What’s more, Anyline for websites offers the same level of accuracy and data security as our app-based solution. 

The reason for this is that once the scanner is loaded on the user’s browser, all data capture takes place entirely on the device. That means there is no need for external servers, and no chance of interference from 3rd parties – in fact, it will even work offline!

If you want to bring the benefits of Anyline to your website, get in contact with us today!

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