Well-established companies in the utilities sector are following other sectors, like banks and retails, into digital transformation. This necessary step is already going under great scrutiny and pressure from existing customers and newly active competitors.
Most of the changes are requested by consumers whose expectations and behaviour have changed drastically."If you have a good product and good service, based on customer research and UX principles, you don’t even need your call center anymore. The ultimate goal is to have a customer journey that is so flawless that there is no thinkable reason for calling your energy provider anymore!" said Miriam Elst, UX Designer, in our interview we had with her.
At Conversion Talent we believe, that to harvest the great opportunities of digitisation, companies need to prepare carefully with the help of experts in two fundamental domains: user experience and digital marketing. We published a white paper on digital transformation in utilities. Download your free copy here.
The electricity landscape is a prime example of the Fourth Industrial Revolution as it undergoes a transformation, becoming more complex than ever before with rapidly evolving technologies, declining costs, and shifting regulatory landscapes. Three trends in particular are converging to produce game-changing disruptions: electrification, decentralization and digitalization. These trends are presently at the “grid edge” – smart and connected technologies at the end of the electric power grid. They encompass all of the major technologies – such as distributed storage, distributed generation, smart meters, smart appliances and electric vehicles – that are impacting the electricity system.