Spring Cleaning with Mobile Rebates Processing
It’s coming around that time of year when many of us are starting to think about spring cleaning. It’s when households de-clutter and make some much needed upgrades. Utilities need to take advantage of this time of year precisely for that reason. Some consumers are already starting to research potential upgrades. Utilities need to capture this market and give their customers a reason to upgrade to energy efficient products by offering rebates for specific measures.
While these incentives are a good thing for customers and help promote energy efficiency, they currently come at a high processing cost for utilities. This is due to the large staffing requirements needed to review and manually enter rebate applications in the rebate processing system for payment. This slow, tedious, and time consuming process adds significant cost to the rebates process and delays payments to customers.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Technology exists today that drives much of this cost out resulting in a lower cost, expedited rebates process, while also making it easier for your customers. That solution is DSM Mobile Rebates, an energy efficiency rebates processing channel built on cloud technology. DSM Mobile Rebates eliminates paper rebates saving you manpower, time, and money.
When DSM Mobile Rebates is inserted into energy efficiency programs, utilities receive not only the mobile app but also Green Team Energy Services’ powerful DSMTracker rebates processing module on the backend. This powerful rebates engine can also be enabled to work with all other rebate application channels, along with mobile rebates, to drive cost out of the rebates process. Not only do utilities get the convenient, proprietary mobile channel, but the rebates engine can be further leveraged to automate other rebate application channels to remove much of the manual labor that makes current rebate processing processes so costly. This automation happens by programming all pertinent business rules into the rebates engine. Therefore, the utility does not have to rely on a rebate processor to remember all the rules to determine if a rebate application is eligible, the software does that for them.
By providing customers with the convenient, low cost mobile rebate channel and the utility with powerful rebate automation for all rebate channels, more than 2/3 of current rebate processing costs can be driven out of their DSM programs. DSM Mobile Rebates and DSMTracker are set to revolutionize rebate processing and improve DSM program cost-effectiveness. Maybe utilities are ready to do some spring cleaning of their own!