Enhanced customer insights
on CSR issues
3 key ESG offers
for each prospect
Provision of an interface
used and adopted by sales teams
A business wishing to take up a new commercial field swiftly must enable its teams to quickly develop their skills in this area. But gathering and synthesizing customer data to build a sales pitch and a tailored, relevant service offering is laborious and time-consuming.
A French real estate heavyweight seeking to support its customers in the sustainable transition of their real estate assets decided to use artificial intelligence to boost the CSR analysis capabilities of its sales teams. The aim was to make it easier for them to grasp sensitive topics for their customers/prospects such as carbon neutrality, reducing their energy consumption, preserving biodiversity, and the well-being of their employees in the workplace. And, above all, to build offers matching their customers’ “green” requirements. This new commercial approach was driven by the imperative to reduce the carbon emissions of services sold (Scope 3), the need for transparency on “green” revenues (in line with the European taxonomy) and the strategy for transforming their real estate business.
To meet this demand, Ekimetrics developed an advanced and user-friendly ESG analysis tool. Its design and deployment were sequenced into four major phases:
In just four weeks, Ekimetrics created the tool’s industrialization platform, developing the first use cases and a sales recommendation engine for a dozen offers.
The tool analyzed over 90 business listed in the Group’s CRM according to ESG criteria, characterizing their business models and ESG strategies. This analysis included areas of interest to the customer, such as carbon footprint, energy, biodiversity and the circular economy. Over 1,300 files from public data were also gathered and analyzed, including documents rarely included in conventional analyses.
Moreover, the tool made it easier to match company priorities to offers promoted by the sales teams, such as energy and water management service offerings, building greening and the installation of soft mobility infrastructure.
Large-scale deployment of the product is in progress, in order to:
“We’re impressed with how quickly we’ve obtained results. The tool provides near real-time access to a detailed ESG analysis of our prospects, as well as the ability to ask additional questions via a chat, facilitating discussions during appointments.”