Digital Transformation

Validos Benefits

As we all learned with COVID-19 lockdown, the elimination of in-person interactions stalled the sharing of real-time information (challenges and solutions). Even before COVID, the utility industry ranked behind other industries in adopting the latest technology trends for many reasons.
The Validos platform was designed to help share information in real-time to expedite technology education while expanding your network within the industry by collaborating and connecting with peers and partners.
As advocates in the industry, Validos looks to reduce the cost and timeframe to find and procure new technology and service solutions, ultimately saving the utility ratepayers money.

Benefits for Providers

Benefits for Providers

  • Access Utility’s Immediate Business Challenges
  • Generate Qualified Leads
  • Reduce Cost to Acquire
  • Compress Sales Cycles

Benefits for Utilities

Benefits for Utilities

  • Save money with real-time access to verified market data
  • Reduce risk by assessing and evaluating Solutions online
  • Expedite the process to identify and verify the right solution
  • Access trusted peer utility reviews and feedback

Benefits for Consultants

Benefits for Consultants

  • Lower cost to serve
  • Reduce manual excel analysis
  • Increase the number of utilities you can help
  • Connect faster to utilities that need your advisory services
  • Maximize the value of your methodologies

Benefits for Providers

Benefits for Providers

  • Access Utility’s Immediate Business Challenges
  • Generate Qualified Leads
  • Reduce Cost to Acquire
  • Compress Sales Cycles

Benefits for Utilities

Benefits for Utilities

  • Save money with real-time access to verified market data
  • Reduce risk by assessing and evaluating Solutions online
  • Expedite the process to identify and verify the right solution
  • Access trusted peer utility reviews and feedback

Benefits for Consultants

Benefits for Consultants

  • Lower cost to serve
  • Reduce manual excel analysis
  • Increase the number of utilities you can help
  • Connect faster to utilities that need your advisory services
  • Maximize the value of your methodologies

Platform Features

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Utilities can easily discover relevant technology and services listed by the companies that provide them. These are providers that specialize in Customer and meter-to cash-processes, services, and technologies such as Customer Information systems, Utility Billing Systems, Customer Engagement, Customer Self-service. Meter Data Management, Electronic Billing and Payment, Mobile Field Workforce, and other mission-critical applications.

The Validos customer-operated platform puts knowledge in the user’s hands in real-time, versus having to rely on industry conferences, webinars, sales calls, peer advice, and industry analysts/advisors. This is knowledge for Utility users about the market, as well as information for Provider users about current utility business challenges and possible opportunities to propose their solutions.

  • Discover utility company challenges and projects and providers experience and solutions
  • Connect to partners and collaborate with industry peers
  • Digitally manage the procurement life cycle for the buyer and seller – reducing risk, saving time and money

Other Services

Focused on Utility Technology products and services. We realize that technology can never take the place of personal touch. Validos offers high-touch and high-value consulting services to complement our Platform for utilities and providers.

Industry Focused Marketing

Industry Focused Marketing

  1. Content development
  2. Promotion
  3. Campaign/Event Management
  4. Branding
  5. Communications/PR
  6. Tool Management

Industry and Competitive Assessments

Industry and Competitive Assessments

  1. Research
  2. Benchmarking
  3. Provider landscape
  4. Product and Service Positioning/Education

Advisory

Advisory

  1. Product Evaluations
  2. Commercial Negotiation for Total Cost Predictability
  3. Guided Evaluation Consulting
  4. Personalized Platform Onboarding

Industry Focused Marketing

Industry Focused Marketing

  1. Content development
  2. Promotion
  3. Campaign/Event Management
  4. Branding
  5. Communications/PR
  6. Tool Management

Industry and Competitive Assessments

Industry and Competitive Assessments

  1. Research
  2. Benchmarking
  3. Provider landscape
  4. Product and Service Positioning/Education

Advisory

Advisory

  1. Product Evaluations
  2. Commercial Negotiation for Total Cost Predictability
  3. Guided Evaluation Consulting
  4. Personalized Platform Onboarding

Clients Testimonials

“Our business is running a water utility, not knowing how to evaluate and select software and IT services. As utilities, we certainly can do it, but we don’t know what we don’t know. Validos not only advised and educated us on the industry and what products, services and providers were available, but also provided us a roadmap, tips and tricks, and tools to help guide us through a very thorough, well-documented and competitive evaluation and selection process. I feel without this type of guidance and knowledge of the details, especially in contract negotiations, we would have ended up paying for years to come. I would recommend Validos to my utility peers that are thinking of executing a selection process – Validos more than pays for itself.”

Kristopher Maravi Assistant Consumer Services Manager at Consolidated Mutual Water

“We didn’t even know where to start to find a new Customer Information System (CIS). Validos helped us to find the right providers to evaluate and gave us the tools, templates, and guidance throughout our procurement process, from the Request for Proposal (RFP) to Go Live. I feel CMWC will be successful because of Validos counsel.”

Kim Medina Consumer Services Manager

“Validos has been instrumental in helping Milestone Utility Services educate the industry on who we are and what we do and overall tell our story differently. They have been a tremendous help in positioning new products and services and developing our Go-To-Market strategy to help us reach our target market and increase sales. A lot of firms can provide Marketing services, but Validos applies strategic domain knowledge to the services they provide which allows us to focus on other aspects of our business.”

Ram Kasarla Chief Executive Officer at Milestone Utility Services

“Our business is running a water utility, not knowing how to evaluate and select software and IT services. As utilities, we certainly can do it, but we don’t know what we don’t know. Validos not only advised and educated us on the industry and what products, services and providers were available, but also provided us a roadmap, tips and tricks, and tools to help guide us through a very thorough, well-documented and competitive evaluation and selection process. I feel without this type of guidance and knowledge of the details, especially in contract negotiations, we would have ended up paying for years to come. I would recommend Validos to my utility peers that are thinking of executing a selection process – Validos more than pays for itself.”

Kristopher Maravi Assistant Consumer Services Manager at Consolidated Mutual Water

“We didn’t even know where to start to find a new Customer Information System (CIS). Validos helped us to find the right providers to evaluate and gave us the tools, templates, and guidance throughout our procurement process, from the Request for Proposal (RFP) to Go Live. I feel CMWC will be successful because of Validos counsel.”

Kim Medina Consumer Services Manager

“Validos has been instrumental in helping Milestone Utility Services educate the industry on who we are and what we do and overall tell our story differently. They have been a tremendous help in positioning new products and services and developing our Go-To-Market strategy to help us reach our target market and increase sales. A lot of firms can provide Marketing services, but Validos applies strategic domain knowledge to the services they provide which allows us to focus on other aspects of our business.”

Ram Kasarla Chief Executive Officer at Milestone Utility Services