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Sach­senen­ergie opts for for­mer start-up Powercloud

The largest East Ger­man munic­i­pal util­i­ty Sach­senen­ergie will han­dle and set­tle “a large part” of its core ener­gy process­es with Pow­er­cloud. For the IT ser­vice provider, it is an impor­tant deal, which rep­re­sents 600,000 end cus­tomers and the set­tle­ment of 1 mil­lion contracts.

The cloud plat­form offers a vari­ety of stan­dard­ized ener­gy func­tions for the Ger­man mar­ket. With the help of the mod­u­lar SaaS solu­tion (Soft­ware as a Ser­vice), Sach­senEn­ergie can map new cus­tomer-cen­tric prod­ucts mar­ketable with­in a very short time and flex­i­bly con­trol and val­ue-cre­at­ing ser­vices for cus­tomers with­in a mod­ernised IT land­scape. This cre­ates a much broad­er dig­i­tal ser­vice offer­ing from Sach­senEn­ergie. This sets the foun­da­tion for Sach­senEn­ergie to remain cus­tomer-ori­ent­ed and future-proof.

More than 200 cus­tomers already man­age around 8 mil­lion con­trac­tu­al rela­tion­ships on the pow­er­cloud plat­form. “Region­al util­i­ties and munic­i­pal util­i­ties in par­tic­u­lar are becom­ing more and more impor­tant for us, because they bring all the pre­req­ui­sites for the ener­gy mar­ket of the future,” con­firms Mar­co Beicht, founder and CEO of pow­er­cloud GmbH. “For exam­ple, there is a dif­fer­en­ti­at­ed prod­uct port­fo­lio, which includes not only the tra­di­tion­al ener­gy sup­ply but also region­al offers and ser­vices. In the future, how­ev­er, these will have to be com­bined, mar­ket­ed and billed very eas­i­ly. And that’s exact­ly what the pow­er­cloud is designed for. We are very much look­ing for­ward to work­ing with SachsenEnergie.”

With the merg­er of DREWAG and ENSO, Sach­senEn­ergie was cre­at­ed in 2021 as the largest munic­i­pal util­i­ty in East Ger­many. The com­pa­ny reli­ably sup­plies around 600,000 cus­tomers with ener­gy, water, ener­gy-relat­ed ser­vices and mod­ern infra­struc­ture. Over the next ten years, Sach­senEn­ergie plans to invest more than €2 bil­lion in the sup­ply infrastructure.

With its plat­form of the same name, pow­er­cloud GmbH has been offer­ing an open SaaS solu­tion for the ener­gy indus­try since 2012 and is cur­rent­ly the mar­ket leader in Ger­many with more than 200 cus­tomers. Pow­er­cloud already man­ages more than 8 mil­lion con­tracts with approx­i­mate­ly 6 bil­lion sales in the set­tle­ment. A fur­ther 20 mil­lion con­tracts are in the coun­try. pow­er­cloud is the fastest grow­ing CRM and billing sys­tem in the indus­try, pro­motes the devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive ener­gy brands, green offer­ings and makes exist­ing util­i­ties, net­work and meter oper­a­tors as well as munic­i­pal util­i­ties fit for the IT and cus­tomer require­ments of the future.