What is a supply point?
A supply point is added to a property to let Mabdeck know that an individual utility supply exists in the property, and that it needs to bill. It ensures that a utility will always be billed for so that you're never going to miss out on billing some consumption, as the supply will be constantly metered.
For each meter that you want to bill, or receive readings for on a property, you will need to set up a supply point.
Adding a supply point
A supply point can be added from the Hardware & Supplies section of the System Configuration page. Click Add Supply Point to open the setup form.
Choose the client, network and property that you require the supply point to be attached to, then select the supply type itself. Your active dates should cover the time period that supply has been installed in the property. If you are unsure of this date, just ensure that the date is before or equal to the date you would like to bill from, or receive readings from.
If you're planning on adding a Heat Cost Allocator onto the supply point instead of a meter, you can add the Heat Cost Allocator technical and weight factors here.
You also have the option to add the supply point location for reference. This can come in handy if an engineer is attending the property, so they will know the exact location of the supply or meter and this will be recorded permanently in Mabdeck.
Click the Add Supply Point button to save your supply point to Mabdeck. You can view the supply point or amend any details by clicking the "show" button next to that property on the Hardware and Supplies page. If multiple supply points have been added to the property, you can check details for each supply by clicking the Supplies dropdown button.
Adding multiple supply points?
If you're uploading multiple supply points all in one go, you may want to use a bulk import spreadsheet instead. This allows you to upload multiple supply points into the system at the same time, which is especially helpful when you're setting up a network with multiple supplies for the first time.
Our bulk import spreadsheets can be found on the second tab of the Mabdeck menu. Click on Supply Points to download a template. For more information on bulk importing data, check out our help article.
Now that all of your supply points have been added, you can add some meters!