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Best Solar PV Systems Installation Company - Somerset

Best Field Service Software Provider 2016

Company: Solar South West Ltd Name: Rob Tippett Email: Web Address: Address: Solar South West ltd, Coombe Farm, Roundham, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 8RR Telephone: 01460 279571

Company: Solarvista Software Name: Paul Adams Website:

Solarvista Software Based in Crewkerne in Somerset, Solar South West ltd have many years of experience in providing commercial solar PV installations throughout Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and beyond. Rob Tippett outlines the firm’s service offering and how it came to win the prestigious title of ‘Best Solar PV Systems Installation Company – Somerset’.

Solarvista Software are a leading supplier of field service management software and solutions. We invited Paul Adams to tell us more.

Solar South West provide a complete solar PV solution from site selection, installation, monitoring, energy optimisation and maintenance for both commercial and domestic PV systems. Rob states that the secret to the firm’s success is its specialist focus.

Solarvista is a UK based software developer that develops and operates cloud-based applications for use by companies that operate a field service workforce. Paul talks us through the firm’s service offering.

“Although we have a large portfolio of project design & builds, from 4kW right up to 30+MW installations, we pride ourselves on the fact that we are a commercial rooftop specialist. From fragile roof systems to complex shading assessments and bespoke design Solar South West ltd has built up fantastic reputation to the position where most of our new customers have been drawn in by reputation alone. We also have a strong network of contacts within the industry that allows us to bid for highly sought after contracts, the most recent of these being the design and build of a 140kW ballast system at the new Ben Ainsley Racing HQ in Portsmouth, an installation we continue to operate and maintain on behalf of our client.”

“Herre at Solarvista we are experts in using cloud and mobile technologies to help businesses run field service oriented businesses. With recent technological developments and our new product line, we have ‘democratised’ access to software that traditionally could only be afforded by the largest businesses. “In addition, we have developed a “3rd generation” mobile app that can be used for a wide range of purposes, without the need for any coding or costly development. It’s also available cross-platform, so mobile users can use the device of their preference, i.e. iPhone, Android or Windows Phones/Tablets.”

Moving forward, Rob explains that the firm is keen to evolve and adapt to industry changes in order to build upon its current success.

The firm’s flagship product is Solarvista LIVE/X9, a software that helps people who run field service oriented businesses, as Paul explains.

“Solar South West Ltd are currently embarking on gaining ISO9001:2015 accreditation in order to strengthen its working procedures & processes, improve company credibility and customer satisfaction, engage with its employees and create a positive working environment of proactive discussion and process adaptation as the business grows.

“Solarvista enables our customers to deliver exceptional service levels whilst increasing efficiency and driving revenue growth. It is the only complete solution that manages customer assets, service levels, contracts/agreements, job scheduling, job task control, parts, billing, and quotations. Solarvista LIVE/X9 is cloud-based so no hardware is required. It’s accessible via every device type, is available in five editions to suit any business size and via simple all-inclusive per user pricing starting from as low as £15/month.”

“As a business we are now moving from a PV installation focused company to an operation and maintenance (O&M) leaning business. We intend to grow in this sector from our base of existing portfolio of managed sites & parent company installations; as well as increasing retrofit Energy Storage Installations and bespoke PV maintenance services. We will continue to utilise social media to keep our profile in the public eye and supplement this with traditional printed press and trade events throughout the year. We also plan to push our new price estimation widget on the revamped website. “Overall we aim to be the largest PV maintenance service provider in the South West, and look forward to the challenges this will provide.”

As a final comment Paul outlines the unique features of the product and how these will provide the firm with a number of exciting opportunities in the future. “Our product is accessible via the cloud, and as such we can make it available world-wide, as easy as we can to local UK users. We expect to have more users in India, China, Brazil, South Africa than in the UK by the end of 2018.”

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