Blu Banyan

SolarSuccess - the award winning solution designed for solar installers

Optimized for residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar installers and developers to accelerate soft cost reduction and increase profitability

Oracle NetSuite Micro-vertical Solution Provider Partner of the Year 2021

Trusted by Top Solar Installers

Comprehensive solar solutions that will fit your operational and growth needs

Solar Installer has real-time visability for all company operations

Why is SolarSuccess important for Solar Contractors?

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 66% 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. 

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Let us show you how NetSuite + SolarSuccess can take your business - whether residential or commercial - to the next level

Reduce Soft Costs

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.

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Single Data Source

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

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Real-time Visibility

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

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Comprehensive Solar Solutions

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

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Dashboards & Metrics

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

SolarSuccess Dashboard

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.

SolarSuccess includes bluChat

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.

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Cloud-based Business Management​

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Visual Project Milestones

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Chat History Always Available​

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Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

Implementation of SolarSuccess

Let us work with you to identify priority functional areas of your business to transform

Exploration

Take a virtual look into SolarSuccess and bluChat

explore the power of NetSuite + SolarSuccess
  1. See a live demo environment
  2. Explore the power of custom dashboards
  3. Ask us any questions!

Discovery

Walk us through the day to day and we’ll optimize

Assess NetSuite's capabilities
  1. Together we compile an in-depth review of your business process
  2. We perform a technical assessment and tools inventory
  3. We identify and remove bottlenecks and optimize workflows

Implementation

Improve productivity across all departments 

Blu Banyan will implement NetSuite + SolarSuccess solutions
  1. Implementation takes about 3-4 months
  2. We use multi-phased approaches to solve your needs
  3. Training & support
  4. Extended support options available

Get Started!

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