The enthusiasm with which a fast growing number of EWS customers is using our free planning and communication tool QuickPlan exceeds all our expectations.
During the first quarter of 2022 the number of business transactions on our online platforms more than doubled to over 20,000 compared to the previous year. Among other things, more than 8,000 project plans were created via QuickPlan, resulting in a more than 2,400 orders for PV systems. In the last three months, almost one third of our project and order processing took place online, and that number continues to rise fast.
One reason for this is certainly that QuickPlan is now used by PV professionals all over Northern Europe, because this all-purpose tool for consulting, sales, planning and project management is available in six languages.
But above all, word is spreading faster and faster about how much time users save with this tool, with significantly more security and sales success.
Consulting and planning quality during the PV boom
Anyone who integrates the free white-label version of QuickPlan on their own website can not only reduce the effort involved in advising and pre-qualifying prospective PV customers, but also provide professional and appealing information about the complex interrelationships of self-use and storage of solar power - and even take load management into account, e.g. through e-mobility and heat pumps
With just a few clicks the customer can construct an image of their PV project, including a module field diagram, cost estimate, economic efficiency and degree of independence, in direct comparison with and without storage. The user converts this initial project sketch into an individual and detailed project planning in no time at all and calculates the offer automatically on the basis of centrally maintained product data and prices.
PV expansion targets: Only achievable through digitalisation
As a result of climate change and, in addition, the crisis in Eastern Europe, the desire for independence from fossil fuel is heating up demand in the PV sector extremely globally. Unfortunately, this is now also reflected in the workload of our project planning department. Therefore, there may be some delay in planning services for your somewhat more complicated PV projects at the moment. Considering the shortage of skilled workers and increasingly complicated coordination processes in the procurement of PV components, the digitalisation of all business processes is the only sensible strategy. That is why we are pleased with the increasing interest of our customers in our free online tools. Our team of five software specialists at EWS is constantly evolving these tools to meet their present and future needs.
We will make sure to keep you informed about the next development steps and welcome your suggestions and questions any time.