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Sungage Financial and Enact Systems Partner to Facilitate Easy Access to Residential Solar Loans

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ENACT Systems, a leading provider of web-based distributed energy sales software and Sungage Financial, a financial solutions provider for the residential solar industry, today announced a partnership to enable installers to have easy access to Sungage's financing products through ENACT's distributed energy sales and financing workflow automation platform. The low-interest loans, ranging in term from 5 to 20 years, offer homeowners flexibility and affordability. Under this partnership, Sungage and ENACT are offering an on-line and streamlined application process which allows homeowners to receive credit decisions in minutes.





Visitors to Solar Power International (SPI), held in Anaheim, Calif. (September 14-17), can visit ENACT Systems at booth #228 for a live demo of its software platform and this new integrated financing solution with Sungage Financial.

Industry experts have noted that as the cost to install solar continues to fall, consumers are demanding financial options that support ownership instead of leasing. "PPAs (power purchase agreements) and leases are declining in popularity, and loans are rapidly gaining ground among savvy consumers. Credit-union backed loan products with contractor-friendly processes and best-in-class servicing teams, like Sungage's, are in high demand and we are excited about this partnership", said ENACT Co-Founder and CEO Deep Chakraborty.

ENACT's collaboration with Sungage Financial expands on the company's mission to incorporate best-in-class financing options into its offerings for the distributed energy ecosystem. Using the ENACT web-based platform, installers can reduce operating costs, while accelerating revenue growth, allowing them to scale faster. The platform also enables the ability to reduce soft costs associated with customer acquisition, operations and financing, track and report sales and finance pipelines, as well as improve internal team collaboration.

Sara Ross, Co-Founder and CEO of Sungage said "By using the ENACT platform, installers can reduce their costs as well as increase their productivity and sales efficiency. Making installers more profitable and effective in the marketplace is core to Sungage's mission. We are thrilled to offer our financial products to homeowners through ENACT's installer user base and software as a service platform."

Sungage's residential solar loan products are available to ENACT users in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Vermont. Sungage joins 60 other organizations offering products and services on ENACT's web-based workflow automation platform. The addition of Sungage as a preferred partner comes on the heels of ENACT's recently announced partnership with RapidAdvance to offer the new "Quick Working Capital" solution to distributed energy services contractors using its SaaS platform, such as solar and energy efficiency installers.

ABOUT ENACT SYSTEMS INC.

ENACT's SaaS platform provides end-to-end business process automation solutions for distributed energy developers, installers, and investors. ENACT's functional SaaS marketplace is focused on lowering customer acquisition, operational and financing costs, while enabling incremental revenue growth for all stakeholders. ENACT SYSTEMS is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, with an office in Bangalore, India.

ABOUT SUNGAGE FINANCIAL

Sungage Financial is a marketplace that provides homeowners with easy, online access to low-cost financing for solar equipment. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Sungage partners with leading solar installers and institutional investors to help homeowners save money on energy. An innovator in solar finance, Sungage brought to market the first secured residential solar loan in the nation in 2013. The company is committed to helping homeowners save more through ownership. For more information, please visit: www.sungagefinancial.com.

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CONTACT: Technica Communications for ENACT Lisa Ann Pinkerton lpinkerton@technicacommunications.com 408-806-9626 Meredith Frazier BIGfish Communications for Sungage Financial, Inc. sungage@bigfishpr.com 617-600-7560Source:Enact Systems Inc.