Registering with LADBS, processing the payment, creating a Portfolio Manager account, adding your building and meter data is a multi-step process where you will need to wait for a response from the utilities. It cannot be done in one sitting, even when you have all your data at your fingertips. You should likely budget 6-8 hours of data entry time over a two-day (minimum) period if you are not proficient with Portfolio Manager. The Portfolio Manager software is a helpful tool, but it is not particularly user-friendly. The step-by-step Benchmarking Guide provided by LA Energy and Water Efficiency Resource Center is 82 pages in length. This may give you a clue as to the process required.