Previous Sigma Releases

To view previous releases and their content, please click on the release title below. You can view the details of the latest release on the Software Releases page.

 

Release 12.29

Release 12.29 enhances the GHG Reporting tools within Sigma allowing you to:   

Also available is a new importer for Ecotricity gas bills.

For helpful advice on Sigma’s GHG reporting functionality, click here.

Release 12.28

Release 12.28 includes changes that enhance the GHG Reporting tools within Sigma. They allow you to:   

The latest 2021 DEFRA Emissions Factors are being updated in Sigma. When ready, carbon emissions reports from EI for data included after 1 January will use the new factors. The change outlined above will enable you to use the factors that suits the majority of your consumption.

Also available is a new importer for Ecotricity electricity bills.

For helpful advice on Sigma’s GHG reporting functionality, click here.

Release 12.27

Following the launch of the recent GHG reporting tools and functionality, 12.27 includes background enhancements that ensure reliability and performance.

Plus, four new reports available:

 

Recap some of the recent highlights:

For helpful advice on Sigma’s GHG reporting functionality, click here.

Release 12.26

Focusing on future consumption and emissions forecasting, release 12.26 gives you the ability to generate detailed forecasts in the context of your supply point data to a daily granularity. These changes build on the “Best Available” data foundations delivered in prior releases enabling you to project your future energy use using a precedent based approach.

Watch the training video here

Release highlights:

Release 12.25

Continuing to enhance the emissions reporting tools from the most recent releases, 12.25 focuses on bespoke GHG emissions factors and Scope 3 data management. These changes provide superior raw data control and improved flexibility in the conversion factors that can be used when calculating emissions. The release also provides enhanced password security to set configurable minimum password strength rules.

Watch the training video here

Release highlights:

Release 12.24

Building on the foundations from the last release, 12.24 focuses on enhanced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting in Sigma to support your wider sustainability needs.  The changes help to measure and report on all emissions beyond the core site commodities across your entire operations and give you a complete view of your organisation’s carbon footprint.

Watch the training video here

Release highlights:

Release 12.23

This release enhances the Consumption and Emissions reporting that is available within Sigma’s Energy Intelligence (EI), ensuring that it provides an accurate and complete picture of data that you can trust for your reporting outputs. It weaves together the different sources of data to ensure the reports are ready when you need them - estimating missing data and forecasting to the current date where required.

Watch the training video here.

Release highlights:

Also contained within the release are a number of system and infrastructure updates that keep Sigma and your data secure.

Release 12.22

Along with developments that reinforce Sigma’s security and performance, release 12.22 helps to automate file exporting and facilitates data robust auditing.

This release’s new functionality allows you to:

  • Export files via FTP from the document library or Accounts Link Download features in Sigma to third parties without manual intervention.

  • Have improved auditing and execution visibility for data imported into Sigma via the Importing Agent. Find out how to get better insights for your data importing schedules

    • Please note – for Customers that use the Sigma Importing Agent, an updated version of the Importing Agent software will be required for the enhanced auditing to be available. Our Customer Success team will be in touch to make this available.

  • Control the EDI batch names for automated file loading. Learn how to ensure consistency for EDI batch naming.

  • A Tenant Bill Batch identifier in Energy Intelligence to provide reports for specific bill runs.

Sigma Energy Intelligence update

As an extension to the developments in 12.21, this mid-release update presents changes to the Energy Intelligence tool within Sigma.

These include:

  • A modernised interface to enhance EI navigation

  • A new Carbon Emission Report, enabling you to report on billed cost, consumption, and carbon emissions, filtered by Date, Commodity, Site Group and/or Site. To access this report, open Energy Intelligence and search 'Billed Cost, Consumption and Carbon Emissions'

Find out more about Energy Intelligence Reporting

Release 12.21

Learn how to use the new features in this release via the Sigma 12.21 training video.

Along with developments that reinforce Sigma’s security and performance, release 12.21 presents enhancements that provide advanced transparency around a site’s meter structure and improvements to help users visualise and navigate estate assets in the system.

This release’s new functionality allows you to:

  • Capture, manage and visualise the complex hierarchical structure of Meters, Sub Meters and Virtual Meters across your Sites in Sigma, enabling you to capture parent and child relationships and perform efficient gap analysis, identify problems with data capture and find faulty meters.

  • Easily assign various estate items which capture data to an Asset Type for augmented reporting and analysis. Categorise your streams of data into what they represent to help you focus on what you need to see. For example, being able to differentiate fiscal grid import, solar generation, HVAC system, EV charging etc.

  • Bring your energy estate to life with improved visual clarity of what the data represents based on the Commodity and the Asset Type.

This release also includes general bug fixes and system availability improvements.

Release 12.20

Modifications in this latest release boost Sigma’s security, reliability, and performance, to ensure our solution meets all your energy management needs.   

Find out about Browsing Data, Estate Management, Bill Validation, and the full range of Sigma’s extensive features by navigating on the left-hand menu.  

Release 12.19

This release ensures Sigma continues to meet your energy management needs with changes that boost performance, system reliability, and data security.

For helpful guidance around using Sigma’s extensive features, navigate the links in the left-hand menu.

Release 12.18

As well as building on Sigma’s performance and reliability, release 12.18 delivers enhancements that support transparent and efficient bill management. This includes a:

  • Bill Loading framework enhancement to differentiate “Water” and “Sewerage” bills received from the same supplier allowing them to be accounted for separately in Sigma. 

Navigate the links on the left-hand menu to access helpful guidance on Sigma’s extensive features.

Release 12.17

Release 12.17 provides changes that ensure Sigma’s security, reliability and performance. data accuracy and transparency. These include:

  • Added visibility of inactive supply point information to help you keep accounts, meters, and contracts up to date.

  • Analysis Browsing Data function update providing cost insights based on raw consumption data. Learn how to find cost information based on consumption.

  • Data monitoring functionality has been enhanced for gap filling. It now accurately handles periodic meter reading drop-outs ensuring complete data, accurately reflecting meter readings for missing periods where there has been no advance

  • A modification to improve the navigation in the Item Finder allowing you to access your non-periodic channels more efficiently.  Find out more

Navigate the links on the left-hand menu to access helpful guidance on Sigma’s extensive features.

Release 12.16  

The latest release provides developments that extend Sigma’s security, reliability, and performance. There has been an improvement in validation performance and functionality to boost database quality and consistency.  

Navigate the links on the left-hand menu to access helpful guidance on Sigma’s extensive features.

Release 12.15    

This release ensures Sigma continues to meet your energy management needs with changes to ensure reliability and performance.

For helpful advice on Sigma’s functionality, please visit the links in the left-hand menu.

Release 12.14 

This latest release comprises a number of non-functional changes that improve Sigma’s reliability and performance.

Here is a recap of some the recent changes:

Release 12.13  

Our latest release enables comprehensive report integration and distribution from Sigma Energy intelligence (EI) within Sigma and in third party locations.

Sigma EI is a flexible and configurable framework that creates content that can be customised to your needs. Reports and dashboards can provide:

  • Efficient and captivating stakeholder engagement

  • Engaging communication for improved employee awareness to support positive behaviour change

  • Promotion of good energy performance and green credentials

This release’s new functionality allows you to:

Also contained within the release are a number of general bug fixes and system availability improvements.

Release 12.12 

This release delivers enhancements that simplify bill validation processes.

These features provide:

An enhanced view of Account Bills within EDI management

A Query Option when Passing a Failed Bill

Also contained within the release are a number of general bug fixes and system availability improvements.

Release 12.11

This release delivers various improvements around email importing security and data import visibility. Plus, tenant billing enhancements that provide extended flexibility around charging and data reporting.

All changes included in release 12.11 are as follows:

Importing Improvements

Tenant Billing Improvements

Also included in release 12.11 is a performance enhancement for the Item Finder. This change makes it quicker to load the lists for Accounts, Supply Points and Sites improving user experience when working with your energy estate.

Also contained within the release are a number of general bug fixes and system availability improvements.

Release 12.10

Strengthening the Data Monitoring tools that we delivered last month, this release helps you to see key information relating to the structure of your entire site.

This Sigma enhancement assembles your data logically and intuitively, giving you greater energy estate visibility.

Presented in a suite of new screens providing:

Additionally, release 12.10 contains a change to the accounts link generation screen to include details of the gross bill value. Tenant Billing now supports 6-monthly and custom billing periods so that the date range that the bills are being created for can be specified at the point of initiating the bill generation process.

Also contained within the release are a number of general bug fixes and system availability improvements.

Release 12.9

As an extension to the Data Monitoring framework delivered last month, this release presents core changes that support:

  • Email alerting – Sigma will notify you about any data issues for each of your enabled data monitoring strategies. Multiple email contacts and alert frequency can be set. Learn about setting up the data monitoring email alerts.

  • Defining channels in your monitoring strategy – With Sigma, you can apply a “context” to your monitoring strategy enabling smarter identification of the data channels that the strategy will run for, they are either:

    • Fixed – channels assigned on a case by case basis

    • Flexible – attributes of the channel can be configured so that new or evolving assets will automatically run in the monitoring strategy.

Learn about defining and assigning periodic channels for your monitoring strategy.

  • Trend Analysis – This new feature in Sigma highlights potential data issues in your monitoring strategies. The two new data monitoring types that enable this are:

    • Dynamic profile – supporting general analysis of data when behaviour goes out of trend compared to averages in recent behaviour

    • Fixed profile – providing sensitive analysis comparing recent data against defined thresholds at specific intervals. Exceptions will be raised where data falls outside of these high or low thresholds.

Learn more about configuring your data monitoring strategy types to meet your energy management needs.

Additionally, there have been Bill management improvements that deliver a new validator that supports the ability to validate against associated data items and wider range of data scenarios.

Also contained within the release are a number of general bug fixes and system availability improvements.

Release 12.8

This release includes:

A brand-new suite of Data Monitoring tools. This framework promotes proactive energy management with robust, quality and auditable data; alleviating inaccurate reporting, flawed compliance submissions and failed energy efficiency projects.

Access information about Monitoring Data.

These tools allow you to:

  • Find and resolve problems in data – read an explanation of the Data Monitoring Activity

  • Create monitoring strategies to define how the system searches for gaps, overdue data and unexpected data. Configuration will allow you to let the system automatically fill the gaps or extrapolate where the data is overdue as per your requirements. Learn about the Strategy Configuration Tab

  • Actively view, progress and resolve any notifications that have been raised. Workflow can be used to highlight issues, capture notes and remove unexpected data. Find out about the Data Monitoring Notification Tab. To find out how view the Periodic HFD Channel Editor - Data Monitoring Tab

  • Access data monitoring information in Energy Intelligence and create data rich reports and dashboards.

Additionally, this release presents Bill management enhancements that provide a full history of query summaries, and intelligent VAT validation to ensure the charging of VAT conforms to UK legislation.

There have been technical modifications linked to EDI loading and performance plus ongoing bug fixes.

Release 12.7

This release presents further bill management functional enhancements, including:

There have been several technical modifications linked to resilience and performance plus ongoing bug fixes.