Sunlight Financial and Bodhi Partner to Expedite Post-Sale Documentation, Save Residential Solar Installers Time and Drive Operational Excellence
First-of-its-kind integration streamlines back-end operations by enabling automated submission of post-sale documents from installers’ CRMs to Sunlight’s portal, Orange®
NEW YORK & CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sunlight Financial Holdings Inc. (“Sunlight Financial”, “Sunlight” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SUNL), a premier, technology-enabled point-of-sale finance company and Bodhi®, a leading solar customer experience platform, today announced a new partnership through which solar installers are empowered to automatically submit the post-sale documents Sunlight requires via an integration between Sunlight’s technology portal, Orange®, and Bodhi’s digital customer experience platform, Bodhi® Pro.
“Sunlight Financial’s new partnership with Bodhi addresses a key installer pain point, document submission,” said Matt Potere, CEO of Sunlight Financial. “Our integration with Bodhi will save installers time and enable Sunlight to access underwriting materials with greater ease. It’s a classic win-win that will further simplify and strengthen the Sunlight experience.”
Bodhi’s patented technology platform, Bodhi® Pro, integrates with installers’ CRMs, project management systems, document storage services, and monitoring devices. Through the Sunlight-Bodhi integration, installers that have partnered with both Sunlight and Bodhi® will no longer have to manually submit project documents to Sunlight’s proprietary Orange® portal. Going forward, Bodhi® Pro will automatically submit to Orange® the documentation and solar system information Sunlight requires to review and approve each project milestone. In turn, Sunlight’s approval decision will be automatically reported back to the installer, enhancing operational efficiency. Bodhi® Pro will also provide homeowners with updates on progress toward installation via text, email, and installer branded in-app notifications.
“By automating document submission, we want to not only give installers time back, but also help them improve operational efficiency across their business and get paid faster,” said Scott Nguyen, CEO of Bodhi. “We know that when back-office operations move faster, cancellation rates go down, reviews and referrals go up, and companies become more resilient.”
As a bonus, Sunlight Financial’s solar installation partners will receive for free the first month of Bodhi’s automated solar customer experience platform, Bodhi® Pro. Sunlight partners will also receive a 50% discount on Bodhi’s standard implementation fee. To learn more and take advantage of the partnership, installers can speak to their Sunlight and Bodhi® representatives or visit https://sunlightfinancial.com/enroll/.
Bodhi® is a leading solar customer experience platform. Bodhi® automates communication and personalizes the homeowners’ experience, so that installers can focus on what they do best - executing projects, making more sales, and transforming communities around energy. To learn more, visit bodhi.solar.
About Sunlight Financial
Sunlight Financial (NYSE: SUNL) is a premier, technology-enabled point-of-sale finance company. Sunlight partners with contractors nationwide to provide homeowners with financing for the installation of residential solar systems and other home improvements. Sunlight’s best-in-class technology and deep credit expertise simplify and streamline consumer finance, ensuring a fast and frictionless process for both contractors and homeowners. For more information, visit www.sunlightfinancial.com.
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Source: Sunlight Financial Holdings Inc.
Released September 6, 2023