Budget Energie.

in revenue in 2018
users in Belgium and
the Netherlands
out of 10 in Mopinion's
feedback tool
years of cooperation
700K
€800M
X1 Group hired a dedicated team of web developers for a successful, independent alternative energy supplier.
8.1
5+

Providing cheap, green energy to each and every Dutch home.

Nuts Groep, better known under their product brand Budget Energie, is a green price fighter offering green electricity, which comes from wind turbines in the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, and Norway and solar parks in Italy.


Since 2014, for more than five years, X1 Group has remained a solid business partner for Budget Energie, helping them promote the concept of sustainable energy and maintain service with 600K+ users for this product alone. We were capable of quickly assembling a team of 10 developers with expertise in .NET and PHP and remaining flexible, expanding and scaling down the team over time when the client needed it.

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The Testimonial.

Floris de Haes
IT Director
They proved a remarkable ability to orchestrate a truly professional team. This investment has been extremely useful for us as it helped cut down the development costs almost twice and optimize our workload, since we had more time to focus on the business, instead of worrying about hiring software engineers. We are extremely happy with what X1 Group does for us, and over 4 years of our fruitful cooperation prove it right. The entire BudgetEnergie team highly recommends X1 to every business that needs dedicated developers at a reasonable cost.

The Challenges.

Create a market-solid product
Budget Energie wanted to develop a technology-advanced, yet simple-to-use platform, where consumers can see how their energy consumption is calculated in the annual bill, how much was consumed at a certain period, and view the details of the netting and contract.
Assemble a flexible team
The client experienced problems when trying to find enough experienced software engineers with certain expertise and to maintain flexibility and scalability of the team as the business grows.
The Solution.
Budget Energie's initial goal was to capture a leading market position in their segment, so they intended to improve their product. The company invests a lot to make it not just technically-advanced, but also intuitive, easy-to-use, and visually appealing. Thus, the system requires being handled by experienced developers who possess a specific list of skills and expertise. It was quite challenging for Budget Energie to find these specialists in the Netherlands, so they were looking for a company that has direct access to the kind of engineers they were looking for.

One of the company's stakeholders has worked with our teams in the past and introduced the company to our cooperation model. It quickly became clear that this type of partnership works extremely well for Budget Energie.

As their business grew, the company decided to consolidate energy companies in the Benelux countries and extend its reach into the Belgium market; therefore, they launched a new brand called Elegant. X1 Group formed yet another team to help with product development and support.
The Solution.
Budget Energie's initial goal was to capture a leading market position in their segment, so they intended to improve their product. The company invests a lot to make it not just technically-advanced, but also intuitive, easy-to-use, and visually appealing. Thus, the system requires being handled by experienced developers who possess a specific list of skills and expertise. It was quite challenging for Budget Energie to find these specialists in the Netherlands, so they were looking for a company that has direct access to the kind of engineers they were looking for.

One of the company's stakeholders has worked with our teams in the past and introduced the company to our cooperation model. It quickly became clear that this type of partnership works extremely well for Budget Energie.

As their business grew, the company decided to consolidate energy companies in the Benelux countries and extend its reach into the Belgium market; therefore, they launched a new brand called Elegant. X1 Group formed yet another team to help with product development and support.
The Technologies.

The Process.

The idea was to start small and then move from there. We started our collaboration with one .NET developer, started working on improving the current software environment, and grew that number to eight over the first year. One of the main challenges the new team had to face was refactoring the system to a new platform and integrating the product with other essential services.

Our cooperation model proved to be extremely profitable for Budget Energie, and they eventually gave the green light to greatly extend the team by hiring more .NET and PHP engineers and automation QA specialists. As of today, the team already consists of 14 software developers—all of them being greatly integrated seamlessly into the company's life and work as if they were in-house staff members. The team works in an agile methodology, which allows it to remain flexible and sensitive to changes.

When Elegant stepped into the picture, X1 Group was faced with a challenge to find not only professional developers and QAs in Kharkiv's talent pool but an experienced technical lead who will be able to visualize the product architecture.

The Results.

1
X1 Group built two separated, highly-effective teams for Nuts Groep for both of their brands Budget Energie and Elegant;
2
The teams we assembled were able to develop high-quality software in a timely fashion;
3
Nuts Groep has become one of the fastest-growing private energy companies in Europe;
4
The Budget Energie product has been rated 8.1 out of 10 by customers in Mopinion's feedback tool.

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