NEO has no effective limit on the number of data points that can be analysed. This allows the user to focus on data analysis rather than data handling issues. NEO also has an easy to comprehend object model with multi-threaded object importers to allow handling of huge numbers of instances, e.g. generic constraints.
NEO presents complex data sets in simple graphical formats. NEO is also able to display data of different periodicity on the same graph - for instance, daily contract prices and 5 minute pool/spot prices. Aperiodic data can also be displayed. NEO can also display almost any combination of chart types and different scales in the one chart.
NEO provides pre-defined standard reports in graphical and tabular forms, distilling big data into easily understandable graphs. With NEO you can zoom into graphs and view sub-sets of data. NEO has advanced data tips, data links, charts types and a comprehensive interactive report styling capability for superb looking charts. Charts can also be styled dynamically based on the data.
Split screens, cyclic means and freezing graphs while allowing other data to be plotted are some of the features available to assist in analysis. The scripting facility is supported by a library of mathematical and statistical functions for more advanced analysis. The extensive cascade styling provides another layer of analysis by modifying charts and tables based on data.
NEO also has in-built functions for processing many types of common market data such as bids, offers, supply curves, etc. NEO also handles advanced time period visualisation (e.g. peak, off-peak, shoulder, holiday) and statistical and other functions using the same time period definitions used in other parts of the business such as contracts.
NEO integrates well with your own favourite tools like Excel, Matlab, R, Python and SAS by allowing you to run NEO reports and get the data from those tools. The NEO application provides a web data service in all the most common formats, such as CSV, JSON and XML as required by these third party programs.
NEO has an alerts functionality that configures on-screen and email alerts. Alerts are easy to create and highly user configurable. There is a complete history of alerts in this session with options to provide detailed logging for simplified fault finding.
NEO can link to data from multiple databases and display it in a single report. NEO supports Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, SQLCE, PostgreSQL as well as non-database sources of data via our open source NEOdatasource package.
NEO allows fine grained security with accounts and permissions down to the folder or object level. Global event logging is also an option that allows tracking of activity and identification of errors.
NEO is highly customisable. It allows users to create or modify reports and variables. NEO has a 'Favourites" feature that allows grouping of shortcuts to reports.
Query tool is available integrated with NEO to run queries for FREE.
This feature in NEO allows users to create one or more Word documents as templates with markup commands to e.g. run a report and insert the results as a chart or table or value into a generated Word document.
NBA is available with NEO for faster bids reporting, specifically designed for Australian NEM MMS bids tables. The NBA is only available to NEO site licencees and is free of charge.
NEO is a software package designed to easily manage and display large and complex data from multiple sources allowing meaningful insights to be made.
NEO for the Australian NEM consists of the NEO software, a comprehensive set of queries to a replication of the AEMO MMS, and many hundreds of pre-developed
analysis and graphical display routines.
For the Australian NEM, this enables phenomena such as the dynamics of generator bidding, competitive behaviour, price and physical market outcomes to be easily understood and associated relationships explored. Advanced users of NEO can add to and personalise the analysis capability of the package through the use of a scripting language that is available. NEO is easy to learn and use. This means new users can be using NEO within an hour of starting.
NEO's inbuilt Monitor function provides a fast lightweight facility for updating reports within seconds of relevant data being updated. This feature guarantees minimum loading on your network and database servers while at the same time delivering the fastest possible updates.
Allows running of huge numbers of reports automatically at pre-programmed times. (e.g. Daily reports). Users can save results as either PNG, image files, CSV or NEO XML result files to file system or NEO workspace and these files can also be optionally emailed.
NEO makes it easy to share report designs. The built-in fine grain security means you can protect individual reports or folders from modification and still make them available for sharing. NEO reporting is basically two layered with reports using variables. The variables are essentially SQL queries and the reports are just instructions on how to chart them or process them. This means that it is easy to create new reports by simply combining existing variables. NEO also provides what we call "favourites" which is a collection of shortcuts with headings, sub headings and items that may themselves be reports. They provide a convenient way of grouping reports for different types of users.
Allows flexible time period definitions, using the inbuilt timeslices or using simple queries returning time transitions. (e.g. Peak, Off Peak, Shoulders and Public holidays). This allows NEO to provide analysis functions like average off-peak prices that takes into account time period definitions and individual state holidays and it also means that these definitions will be the same as the "holiday tables" used by most contract trading systems. There is even a dedicated Time Classification view for detailed visualisation of these definitions.
NEO provides cascading styles for both charts and tables. The interactive styles editor displays all the styles at every level and allows modifying, disabling, deleting or adding styles and immediately seeing the results without re-running the report. Styles covers almost every visual aspect of charts like fonts, colours, widths, locations, formats and layouts.
We provide free open source software for users so they can develop their own data sources and thus allow access to non-database sources of data. (e.g. CSV files, RESTful data services, SCADA, etc.) This data can then be made available via NEOpoint and NEOdashboard.
IES provides and makes available a complete and tested library of reports to our customers. We also provide free assistance in understanding the market or creating reports on request (subject to reasonable limitations).
NEO is a desktop application but is just part of a large suite of products and services. One of the elements of the suite is NEOpoint which is basically a web based version of NEO allowing easy access with just a browser.
NEO has many views which assists in analysing and displaying data. It has been specifically designed as a generic tool and has many built in extensions for energy specific analysis. Some of the other design goals have been to make it highly user configurable and to make it easy for users to share reports. The unique two layer design of NEO wherein NEO reports use "variables" means that it is easy to mix and match and reuse reports.