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Buyers' Guide To Energy Management Software

Date: 30 September 2011

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 19 pages, 14 figures

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report provides energy directors, facilities directors, finance directors and VPs of sustainability with independent analysis of the energy management software market. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study because buyers must choose from a dizzying array of software applications to help them manage energy use within their organization. To better understand this topic we interviewed 16 energy management experts and surveyed 72 energy management software suppliers. Verdantix found that buyers navigate a market containing eight categories of software, each supporting a different mix of user groups and usage scenarios. When surveying the suppliers Verdantix found that the energy management software market underwent rejuvenation in 2008/9 and the influx of new suppliers to the market has increased the choice for buyers. Verdantix outlines buyers’ options and recommends that they consider two additional factors that may influence their purchase decision.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BUYERS’ GUIDE TO ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Defining The Energy Management Software Market
Suppliers Offer Eight Categories Of Energy Management Software
Energy Software Applications Address Buyers’ Multiple Business Objectives

NEW APPS REJUVINATE ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE MARKET
Wave Of New Energy Management Applications Launched In 2008 And 2009
Customer Wins Have Expanded The Market In The Last Two Years
Uptake Of Energy Management Software Varies By Industry

SUPPLY GROWTH ADDS OPTIONS TO BUYERS’ PURCHASE DECISIONS
Buyers Confronted With ‘Pick-And-Mix’ Of Deployment & Pricing Options
Strategic Buyers Need To Be Wary Of Variances In Organizational Support
Complimentary Services & Asset Control Can Provide Added Gains

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Energy Management Software Applications Cover Eight Main Categories
Figure 2. Categories Of Software Differ By Usage Scenario And User Groups
Figure 3. Job Titles Of Individuals Involved In Purchasing Energy Management Software
Figure 4. Number Of Energy Applications Launched Per Year From 1998 To 2011
Figure 5. Number Of First Customers Announced From 1998 To 2011
Figure 6. Total Number Of Live Customers By Application
Figure 7. Number Of New Customers In The Last 12 Months By Application
Figure 8. Number Of Energy Management Software Applications Deployed By Industry
Figure 9. Comparison Of Volume Of Applications Offered As SaaS, Hosted And Dedicated
Figure 10. Comparison Of Volume Of Pricing Structures Offered By Application Category
Figure 11. Comparison Of Global Office Locations Of 33 Energy Software Suppliers
Figure 12. Comparison Of Employee Numbers By Energy Software Supplier
Figure 13. Comparison Of Suppliers That Offer Services Alongside Software
Figure 14. Comparison Of Applications That Control Energy-Consuming Assets

ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED

1E, 4Tell, ABB, AdvantageIQ, Akuacom, Alstom, ArcelorMittal, AspenTech, Autodesk, Battelle, BHP Billiton, BuildingIQ, C3, CA Technologies, Camco, Capgemini, CarbonSystems, CH2M HILL, Cisco, Citigroup, Colliers International, Commercialisation Australia, Comverge, Constellation Energy, Cpower, CSC, Echelon, eComponents, Emerson, Energetics, Energy and Technical Services, Energy Connect, EnergyCAP, EnergyICT, EnergyPrint, EnerNOC, EntechUSB, Enviance, ENXSuite, EPS, eSight, Exilon, Faronics, Flybridge Capital Partners, Fresh & Easy, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Hara, Honeywell, HP, HSBC, IBM, ICIS, IHS, IMServ, Infor, Infosys, Instep Software, Interval Data Systems, Johnson Controls, JouleX, JPMorganChase, Kilojolts, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lunds, Managing Energy, MasPlantiz, Morgan Stanley, Optima, Pace Global, PE International, PepsiCo, Philips Teletrol, Phoenix Energy Technologies, Powerit Applications, Prenova, Pulse Energy, Raritan, Retroficiency, RLTec, Rockwell Automation, Sainsbury’s, SAP, Schneider Electric, Sentilla, Serious Energy, Siemens, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, STARK, Stop & Shop, Summit Energy, SynapseSense, TEAM, Tesco, TREND, UPS Systems, US Bank, US Foodservice, Verdiem, Verisae, Verismic, Viridity Energy, Wipro, WSP Environment & Energy.