Fine Tune Adds Energy & Utilities Services To Its Indirect Expense Management PortfolioPress Releases • May 15, 2023
New offering will help client organizations more effectively collect and accurately analyze utility bill data, identify areas for spend reduction, and efficiently process payments to suppliers; tariff optimization, demand management and carbon reduction services also available
CHICAGO, Ill. – May 15, 2023 – Fine Tune, a leading provider of indirect expense management services, today announced the launch of its Energy & Utilities Services offering, which helps organizations strategically manage an increasingly complex spend category through greater insights powered by enhanced data and analytics. As a result, Fine Tune clients will benefit from lower energy and utilities expenses and increased efficiencies.
Andrew Henson, Fine Tune’s Vice President of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability, will head up the offering and provide strategic direction to clients looking to improve their programs. Henson has an extensive background in energy and utilities, most recently serving as a leader within Accenture’s Global Energy Management practice prior to joining the Fine Tune team.
As category managers find themselves trying to balance internal demands across multiple business units, Fine Tune is prepared to support clients through broad industry expertise in a range of applications.
The new offering will support clients' operations, procurement and sustainability departments with a full spectrum of services to enhance reporting, decrease energy and water consumption, improve service levels, and reduce costs.
Key services within Fine Tune’s Energy & Utilities category include:
Utility Bill Management – Fine Tune’s team of dedicated and vigilant experts ensures efficient processing and payment of utility bills while preventing late fees and shut-offs.
Tariff Optimization – Fine Tune helps clients identify and achieve value in markets traditionally thought of as “closed” and unavailing to low-cost/no-cost spend reduction efforts.
Deregulated Sourcing – Fine Tune supports clients through traditional RFP services to enable strategic sourcing in open markets around the country.
Demand Management – Fine Tune helps clients achieve savings through energy conservation measures; from project identification to value tracking, Fine Tune supports each step along the way.
Carbon Reduction – Fine Tune aids clients in meeting their previously stated carbon-reduction goals through efficiency programs, green power purchases, and renewable energy certificate (REC) purchases.
“Utilities as a category is a lot like a puzzle. Any one element—be it bill management, sourcing or demand management—can function independently within an organization,” commented Henson.
“But the real value comes from creating and executing an end-to-end energy management program—connecting the puzzle pieces through a cohesive strategy and consistent management and reporting. Organizations are struggling not only with ever-changing regulations and pressures to reduce their carbon footprints, but also with complex data elements and disparate systems. We’re in our third decade of solving some of the most complex expense problems for our clients, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring Fine Tune’s problem-solving skills to the energy and utilities arena.”
Fine Tune’s growing expense management services portfolio also includes uniform rental, waste & recycling, pest control, security & guard services, and general labor-related expenses.
To learn more about Fine Tune’s Energy & Utilities Services offering or any of its full-service category solutions, go to www.FineTuneUS.com.