Enphase Energy acquires venture-backed Sofdesk

Montreal-based Sofdesk, a provider of sales acceleration software to the residential solar industry, has been acquired by Enphase Energy.

Montreal-based Sofdesk, a provider of sales acceleration software to the residential solar industry, has been acquired by Enphase Energy. No financial terms were disclosed. Founded in 2013, Sofdesk was backed by several venture capital firms, including BDC Capital, Desjardins Capital and EnerTech Capital. Freemont, California-based Enphase is an energy management technology business.

PRESS RELEASE

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), a global energy management technology company and the world’s leading supplier of microinverter-based solar-plus-storage systems, today announced the closing of its acquisition of Sofdesk Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Sofdesk’s Solargraf™ integrated software platform offers the industry’s leading digital tools and services designed to simplify and accelerate the end-to-end sales process across the residential solar industry.

The Solargraf platform provides solar installers with critical pre-sales engagement design, quoting and work-flow management from any PC, tablet or mobile device. In addition, Sofdesk also offers Roofgraf™, a software product that enables roofing contractors to generate homeowner proposals using advanced machine learning technology.

The acquisition is expected to provide the following benefits:
Secures a software platform that helps create a reliable and predictable buying experience across the residential solar market, leading to better customer experiences

Adds significant resources to accelerate the software product roadmap and provide best-in-class customer service to Sofdesk’s 700+ solar installer base
Offers digital sales enablement tools and services to the Enphase Installer Network for homeowner proposal generation, permitting, third-party financing, and post-sales support

Develops a new customer segment of roofing contractors that subscribe to Roofgraf, Sofdesk’s roofing software

Augments Enphase’s existing software engineering capabilities with a talented team of software engineers with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning expertise

“We are thrilled to join forces with Sofdesk,” said Badri Kothandaraman, president and CEO of Enphase Energy. “Our companies share a commitment to transform the solar industry with advanced technology. We are delighted to welcome Sofdesk’s installer partners to Enphase and look forward to working with the talented team at Sofdesk to help reduce solar soft costs and improve the overall installer experience.”

“This acquisition supercharges Enphase’s digital transformation efforts,” said Jayant Somani, vice president of digital transformation at Enphase Energy. “With these tools, residential installers can drive the industry towards better customer journeys, create happier customers, and help accelerate the transition to clean energy.”

“I am very proud of the company we built and excited about our future with Enphase,” said Lennie Moreno, founder and CEO of Sofdesk Inc. “Our products have been embraced by leading installers and roofing contractors in North America, and we look forward to working with Enphase to expand our offering internationally and into the small commercial segment to deliver the best installer and homeowner experiences in solar, storage, and roofing.”

About Enphase Energy, Inc.
Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that manage solar generation, storage and communication on one intelligent platform. The Company revolutionized the solar industry with its microinverter technology and produces a fully integrated solar-plus-storage solution. Enphase has shipped more than 30 million microinverters, and approximately 1.3 million Enphase-based systems have been deployed in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit www.enphase.com and follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.