Troocost approached Sapere to provide the expertise needed to analyse, design, develop and support a bespoke web based solution to be used by International Utility companies and National SMEs.
Selling energy to businesses has long been the preserve of the energy broker – with businesses tending not to shop around for better energy deals and accepting the first rate offered. This is often costly and offers little or no chance to save money with businesses often paying excessive brokerage fees.
With no system to manage the process of matching SME’s with Utility companies in the same way that the general public can use comparison websites there is little room for competition.
TrooCost decided to change this business practice by utilising web based technologies to offer a service to businesses that allows energy providers to bid for their energy business – turning the traditional process on its head by creating a software based bidding process.
From the concept Sapere was able to fully scope out, design and develop a bespoke web-based platform running on a cloud-based environment.
The created software has two main purposes, the first allows SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises) across the country to register to receive offers from Utility companies supplying gas and electricity for their business needs.
The second purpose allows Utility companies to offer SMEs bespoke or matrix electricity or gas deals based on their own criteria such as location, consumption and contract end date.
An easy to use web app that allows utility companies to offer tariffs to qualified SMEs and for SMEs to receive better offers for their business.
The completed system provides the following benefits to the business and its end users:
Sapere really delivered on this project. From the outset they took the time to understand each element of the business and then built a solution that not only met the needs of the business but developed a solution which can be adapted to suit the developing utilities market.
Andrew Richardson - Troocost CEO
We needed our systems to be more robust and to produce reliable data that would inform our business decisions – Sapere delivered just that. The company resolved the issues we had been experiencing and worked to create a platform that could grow with us. We were so impressed, we have continued to work with Sapere for additional projects.
Kevin Brown - Pacifica Group - Group Managing Director
With more than 10 years' experience providing solutions for the financial sector, the team at Sapere are talented, professional and good fun to work alongside. We spent 40 hours with them detailing our specifications and I was extremely impressed with how well this was captured. They really understood the intricacies of our business and have helped improve the working environment for staff. The new digital system they've built has addressed the frustrations of our previous system, especially in reducing the…
Phil Carey - Chief Executive of Tees Mutual and Managing Partner at Careys Personal Credit
I wanted a software solution that would both allow my business to grow with more ease and give my domestic and commercial clients a better experience. I approached several companies but decided to go with Sapere due to their professional and easy to understand approach to software development. I knew where I stood at all stages of development and having my own go-to contact in the development stage meant the process could be more organic, with things changing along the…
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