Jena, Germany, August 4, 2011 – Essen-based energy group RWE is enabling smart energy control for the home with its RWE SmartHome products. To market the products, the company is significantly expanding its online sales activities via a new online store powered by Intershop Enfinity Suite 6. The www.rwe-smarthome.de portal offers products that allow efficient, easy-to-use control of electrical appliances and heating systems via a smart phone or PC. RWE is thus providing homeowners and tenants with a new, convenient way of taking charge of their energy efficiency and saving money. The online product range is specifically tailored to helping private households cut their energy bills.
Certified end-to-end solution from Intershop and getit
The online store contains an information area giving details of RWE SmartHome’s everyday functions and convenience benefits. Both shop and information area were designed and implemented by getit. The Intershop partner integrated the Enfinity Suite into RWE’s existing IT systems, implemented the store solution, and carried out search engine optimization of the text content. Before the platform went live, the SmartHome components were tested by inspection company TÜV NORD. Homeowners and tenants can relax in the knowledge that their home automation system is safe as well as smart, with TÜV having awarded the security functions of the home automation solution and the RWE SmartHome online store Trusted Product Security and Trusted Site Security status. Further projects between RWE and Intershop are planned in the field of smart home services.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.
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