Blueflame Consulting and Research is an east-coast consulting practice specializing in strategic research for financial services organizations, utilities, large billers and payment processors. Blueflame has been advising and assisting in regulatory environments with natural gas and electric utilities, and utility customers for eighteen years. It is a women-owned small business based in Ft Myers, Florida.
Ed Bachelder leads Blueflame's research and analysis capabilities and provide clients with expertise in the areas of: 1) Consumer & Business Market Research 2) Billing & Payment Processing 3) Product Design & Demand Estimation 4) Lean Six Sigma Process Improvements
Rebecca Bachelder has extensive experience in utility ratemaking and as an expert witness in matters including natural gas expansion programs, performance based regulation, cost allocation, marginal cost studies, rate design, cost-of-gas adjustments, and non-gas cost tracking mechanisms as well as issues associated with competitive supply, unbundling, balancing and transportation tariffs. Ms. Bachelder also has expertise in cost accounting and benchmarking. She has worked in the utility industry for over 30 years.
Nacha engaged Blueflame Consulting to research likely impact of Covid-19 on Accounts Payable (AP) and Accounts Receiveable Operations. The survey and indepth interviews identified key issues and challenges corporates face verifying and maintaining accurate vendor files and the need for improved directory tools.