- A focus on completely digitalized energy management processes
- powercloud platform ready for use in just six weeks
- High level of automation facilitates and accelerates further product development
(powercloud, Offenburg, December 9, 2020) Agile, digital and sustainable: Since November 3, 2020, Yippie has been operating on the German market as a sustainable electricity and green gas provider. The company is positioning itself as a dynamic player that can also appeal to a target group enthused by technology. The entire contract execution takes place online and without any paper. In addition, all CO2 emissions resulting from the burned green gas on offer are compensated by investments in climate protection projects. Sustainable solutions for the energy transition count as a fundamental component of the Yippie corporate philosophy.
Behind Yippie stands a strong energy provider in MAINGAU Energie: For over 100 years, MAINGAU has had a successful track record in the energy business. New business fields are constantly being developed from the company’s home base in the Rhine-Main area. With approximately 190 employees, MAINGAU offers its energy customers a whole range of advantages in the areas of automotive electricity, e-car sharing, Internet and telephony, as well as exclusive deals in the MAINGAU Shop. At Yippie, the subsidiary, all processes — from product development and customer service to marketing activities — are now digitally geared to customer needs. In this way, for example, complaint and claim management is largely automated, which in turn leads to quicker responses to the customer. In addition, innovative products such as commodity combinations and, at a later date, combinations of commodity and non-commodity products are to be added to Yippie’s portfolio. A key goal here is to radically shorten the time between product development and launch.
“We are always looking for exciting business ideas. We pride ourselves on constantly tackling trends and technologies that are up to speed with market requirements while consciously going in new — and unusual — directions.”
Jette Anders, new Managing Director of Yippie GmbH
It is all made possible by automated processes in sales, handling and billing based on the powercloud platform. The cloud-based solution is what makes Yippie GmbH’s “energy-efficient machine room” possible. The ‘Greenfield Setup’ was a major advantage, as the start-up’s IT system was built from scratch. The project team therefore did not have to worry about dependencies or compatibility issues with existing legacy systems, which would otherwise limit the room for maneuver. As a result, the entire implementation process up to the complete market launch took only about six weeks — in times of social distancing and video conferencing, an enormous achievement.
“This is where the unique strength of powercloud shines through,” emphasizes CEO Marco Beicht. “In recent years, we have created new standards for the very fast implementation of our end-to-end solution. Afterwards, users immediately receive many benefits such as free format changes, comprehensive automation, and simple user guidance. With these persuasive arguments, we can win over more and more players in the energy market.”
Yippie GmbH is a nationwide provider of sustainable electricity and gas. The young brand aims to develop a digital and environmentally friendly ecosystem. For example, Yippie relies on electricity from hydropower and climate-neutral gas for its tariffs. All CO2 emissions resulting from the burned green gas on offer are compensated for by investments in climate protection projects. In addition, the entire contract execution happens online and without any paper whatsoever. Using digital and agile processes, Yippie is creating new standards to drive the energy transition forward.
The company is a subsidiary of MAINGAU Energie GmbH, which has already been an active player in the energy business for over 100 years: Half a million customers in Germany and Austria already trust what MAINGAU has to offer in the fields of energy, e-mobility, communication and more.