Optimized for residential and commercial solar installers to accelerate soft cost reduction and increase profitability
Comprehensive solar solutions that will fit your operational and growth needs
The US solar installation industry has grown very rapidly over the last decade, aided by dropping hardware costs and the solar Investment Tax Credit. The decline in hardware costs has not been matched by a decline soft costs – typically now 65% of total installation costs – which has become the most urgent and difficult challenge for solar installers.
Blu Banyan has deep experience across the solar industry, from installer startups to the leading industry installers, from equipment distributors to asset managers. Our expertise ranges across the board, from variations in solar financing documentation, rebates, and milestone payments, to the challenges of customer acquisition and integrating design/bid, from the impact on project profitability of bad weather, to uncounted adders and sudden changes in inventory availability or pricing.
Blu Banyan has developed SolarSuccess, an award-winning NetSuite application optimized for residential and commercial solar installers, to address these challenges, with optional integrations for field service, distributor inventory, monitoring, dialers, lead generation, weather forecasting, training tools, and more.
Additionally, Blu Banyan is a leading supporter of the US Department of Energy’s Orange Button initiative to establish an Open Data Exchange Format for the solar industry.
Blu Banyan’s SolarSuccess is designed to provide the core application functionality necessary to improve all company operations, reduce soft costs, and meet your growth needs.
All operations are supported by a single database
Accounting, CRM, project management, inventory tracking, and team collaboration are all integrated
3rd party applications can also be integrated
Instant update on project status, costs, sales, profitability, project timelines, inventory, pricing, AR and AP
Project milestones can automatically trigger accounting events
Project-specific document management
Manage permitting, installation, and interconnection labor
Forecast supply chain costs
Unified end-to-end solutions for purchasing and inventory
Integration with selected suppliers, providing real-time equipment availability and pricing information
Solar-based custom KPIs, dashboards, and alerts
Solar-specific project templates for storing documents, tracking milestones, and interacting with financiers
Gain visibility into key financial and operational metrics that impact office and field labor
Our solar solutions provide complete oversight on cash flow, sales, costs, profitability, project status, inventory, updates and alerts, and other functions key to a solar installer’s success.
Collaborate and communicate easily between teams and different departments to share data from a single data source. SolarSuccess provides real-time visibility across all key functional areas including accounting, CRM, project management, and inventory tracking through the use of personalized dashboards. bluChat enables all authorized users – staff, partners, vendors, and customers – to interact directly on a problem record for faster issue resolution.
Blu Banyan SolarSuccess is designed to meet the specific challenges at the core of a solar installer business, with the goal of enabling the efficiencies necessary to reduce soft costs. All aspects of the business—including sales pipeline management, CRM, accounting, purchasing, installation project management (including project costing and profitability), inventory management, customer invoicing, universal financier connectivity, and business intelligence—all share data from a single source. The system provides end-to-end visibility on cash flow, profitability, acquisition costs, project summaries and alerts, and other functions that are keys to a solar installer’s success.
Having a unified system that ties your accounting system to your supply chain, project management, CRM, marketing, and fulfillment systems allows you to see your cash flow and measure efficiencies across multiple areas. Our solar solutions system will alert you to specific areas of deviation from plan so that you can then zero in on problem areas or opportunities to maximize revenues.
Typical implementations take about 3-4 months, depending on what tools the client is already using, and how extensive and complex data import from the existing system may be. Multi-phased approaches are available to solve the most pressing needs (usually connecting project milestones to accounting events), followed by full integration of CRM and other applications.
SolarSuccess will be updated twice a year, in line with NetSuite system updates. There is no additional cost to updates; clients automatically get the updates, benefiting from new product features, including on-going updates to solar financier project templates, keeping you aligned with the latest changes with minimal effort.
Let us work with you to identify priority functional areas of your business to transform
Take a virtual look into SolarSuccess and bluChat
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Improve productivity across all departments