AcuComm has never been a company to rest on its laurels. Innovation is central to our ethos. As the first company of our type to support organisations operating in the Waste, Bioenergy and Recycling industries, we are committed to continually improving our products and services.
To demonstrate this, we’ve put together a timeline for the new developments we have rolled out to our customers.
Regional Search: March 2015
Back in March last year, we implemented improvements to our website’s Search function. One of these was the introduction of Regional Search, which has since allowed organisations to research specific areas from across the globe, including Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Americas and more.
‘Essential’ Reports: November 2015
Not only do AcuComm’s ‘Essential’ Reports provide you with the most comprehensive overview of global plant developments across a number of sectors, but they also give you the direct contact details for key decision-makers who are associated with each project in a separate Microsoft Excel file.
One of our customers who has benefited from access to quality contact details is Andrew Whitworth, Regional Sales Manager at Cogenco Ltd (Veolia CHP).
“At Veolia CHP we use the AcuComm service to enable us to have full awareness of market activity. This service is invaluable when it comes to lead generation and has the added benefit of keeping us up-to-date with existing project movement. The greatest asset of the service is the quality of the contacts, often supplying information for the individual responsible for the scheme.”
We have so far monitored plant developments in a range of Reports, including:
Search Analytics: February 2016
As part of AcuComm’s Search function, Analytics is designed to be a quick way for both non-subscribers and paid subscribers to access a meaningful visual overview of the scope of business opportunities available to their organisations. By selecting project criteria, Search instantly generates a tailored list of relevant projects, complete with short-medium term forecasts and a robust set of metrics:
Graph 1: Investment
This graph shows the reported/estimated US$ value of investments reported for the search criteria, by the quarter their associated projects are expected to become operational. This allows you to get an idea of the value of investments, and also the typical time taken for the given project type to reach operational status.
Graph 2: Capacity
This graph shows the reported/estimated feedstock capacity on the selected projects, split by broad size. There are three groups: Less than 50,000 tonnes per year, 50,000 – 200,000 tonnes per year, and 200,000+ tonnes per year. This allows you to see the typical size of projects in a given sector, by size of waste/feedstock throughput.
Graph 3: Power Generation
Similarly to Graph 2, this metric creates an overview of the planned power generation for the selected project group. There are three groups: Less than 5 MW, 5 MW – 40 MW, and 40 MW+. This allows you to see the typical size of projects in a given sector, by planned/estimated power generation.
Graph 4: Operational Due Date
This graph shows the reported or anticipated operational date for the selected projects. The bars refer to the number of projects/investments made, and the quarter in which they are due to become operational.
The Container: February 2016
As part of exclusive access for our paid subscribers, we have developed a storage container facility, so customers can save their favourite projects. Projects in the storage container can be downloaded as an Excel file or printed in PDF format, there is no limit to the number of containers any customer can create.
Research Resources: May 2016
Since the beginning of 2015, AcuComm’s database has doubled in size for both projects and contacts.
|2012 – 2014
|2015 – 2016
Back in May this year, we invested in additional research resources and internal development of the research operating system to enable more efficient project updates and new project publications. As well as this, we also added two new search criteria functions:
- Search by ‘Company Interest Area’ (Company Business Type)
- Search by ‘Contacts Role’ (Architect, Equipment Supplier, etc.)
This development has meant that together with other search functions, we offer users an extremely broad opportunity to interrogate the projects database.
Adam Shore, Business Director – Energy Business Unit, has shared how M+W Group make use of AcuComm’s research resources:
“M+W Group uses AcuComm on a weekly and monthly basis, to gather and distribute valuable market insight and lead generation on projects happening in our target areas around the world. AcuComm excels at providing high quality information, excellent contact details and dedicated user support.”
Please note – only companies/contacts that relate to projects can be searched.
Saved Searches: August 2016
To compliment the container storage facility we have developed our product platform even further so that customers can now save a search into a similar storage facility. When a saved search is clicked it is re-run as if for the first time, so any new updates or new projects that meet the search criteria are updated and/or added. Moreover, an existing search can be filtered and refined, then saved with a different name (which is useful for people who wish to create similar multiple saved searches). As with the container storage facility, there is no limit to the number of saved searches any customer can create.
We are already working on our next new initiatives to support our customers even further, so keep an eye out over the next few months for further details.
In the meantime, to experience how AcuComm’s could benefit your organisation, visit our website or book a demo with the team today.