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Green Quadrant Carbon & Energy Management Software

Date: 01 November 2010

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 31 pages, 15 figures

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The global market for carbon and energy software is intensely competitive — buyers choose from over 100 suppliers. To help buyers save time, save money and reduce risk in their selection process this Verdantix Green Quadrant report compares the 28 software applications that pre-qualify as a potential fit for $1 billion revenue firms. Our analysis is based on interviews with 15 buyers collectively representing firms with revenues of $260 billion, live demonstrations of the 28 applications and supplier responses to a 99 point questionnaire. This objective, fact-based analysis finds that ten suppliers currently lead the market: CA Technologies, CarbonSystems, Enablon, Enviance, Hara, IHS, ProcessMAP, SAP, TRIRIGA and Verisae. Before jumping to conclusions about the best fit supplier, buyers need to conduct a detailed assessment of their business strategy, available budget and usage scenarios. Suppliers in the Challenger, Specialist and Entrepreneur Quadrants may meet requirements just as well as the Leaders.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

STATE OF THE MARKET
The Market Will Reach A Tipping Point In 2011 As Demand Booms

GROWTH HINGES ON PROOF OF VALUE FROM EARLY ADOPTERS 

Firms Still Struggle With Basic Carbon And Energy Management Issues
Basic And Advanced Usage Scenarios Reflect Variations In Buyer Maturity
In 2011 Large Enterprise Customers Will Push For More Advanced Tools
Buyers Prefer Suppliers With Value Delivery Track Record

GREEN QUADRANT® CARBON AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Green Quadrant® Methodology
Evaluated Firms: Selection Criteria

Evaluation Criteria For Carbon And Energy Management Software
Ten Suppliers Lead The Carbon And Energy Management Software Market
A Diverse Group Of Specialists Invest In Product Development For 2011
Resource-Strapped Entrepreneurs Focus On Specific Market Segments

FIRM-SPECIFIC USAGE SCENARIOS SHOULD DRIVE SOFTWARE CHOICE
Key RFP Questions To Cut Through The White Noise Of Software Marketing

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1. The Three Phases Of Market Development For Carbon And Energy Software
Figure 2. Basic Carbon And Energy Management Issues Still Plague Firms
Figure 3. Carbon And Energy Software User Groups Stretch From Facilities To The CEO
Figure 4. Usage Scenarios Vary From Basic Data Collection To Strategic Decision Making
Figure 5. Customers Will Require Automated Energy And Carbon Data Capture In 2011
Figure 6. Energy Cost Reduction Tools Feature In Customers’ 2011 Requirements
Figure 7. Flexible Carbon Management Tools Will Be Required By Customers In 2011
Figure 8. Customers Expect Tools To Manage CO2 Reduction Projects In 2011
Figure 9. Supply Chain CO2 Data Capture Is Desirable Not Essential In 2011
Figure 10. Proof Of Value Tops The List Of Software Selection Criteria
Figure 11. Capabilities Criteria For Carbon And Energy Management Software
Figure 12. Momentum Criteria For Carbon And Energy Management Software Firms
Figure 13. Green Quadrant® Carbon & Energy Management Software
Figure 14. Capability Scores For 28 Carbon & Energy Management Software Suppliers
Figure 15. Momentum Scores For 28 Carbon & Energy Management Software Suppliers

ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED

AMEE, Anglo-American, APX, ArcelorMittal, Arch Coal, AT&T, Autodesk, Balfour Beatty, Barclays, Borealis, BP, BSI Group, Burberry, C3, CA Technologies, CADmeleon, Camco, Carbeion, Carbon Control Software, Carbon Diem, Carbon Disclosure Project, Carbon Hub, Carbon Low, Carbon View, CarbonOps, CarbonSystems, Carnival, Centrica, Chevron, Cisco, Citigroup, City of Las Vegas, Clifford Chance, CloudApps, Coca-Cola, Colliers International, Credit 360, Crédit Agricole, CSC, CSRware, Dakota Software, Dell, Deloitte, Deutsche Poste, E.ON, E3 Solutions, Ecometrica, Emex, Enablon, EnerNOC, Enviance, ENXSUITE, ExxonMobil, FirstCarbon Solutions, Foresite Systems, Fresh & Easy, Freshfields, Fujitsu, Future121, GDF-Suez, Global Reporting Initiative, Green Board Technology, Green Oak Solutions, Greener Applications, Greenstone Carbon, Hara, Hondo Green, HP, IEA, IHS, IMserv, Infosys, Instantis, Integrated FM, Intelex, Italian Poste, Johnson Controls, Kraft Foods, La Poste Courrier, Lockheed Martin, Locus Technologies, Metcash, Misys, New York City, News Corporation, Pace Global, PE International, Perillon, Pfizer, ProcessMAP, Prologis, Reed Elsevier, Remsoft, Revolution ID, SAI Global, SAP, SAS, Schneider Electric, Shell, Simplifi Solutions, State of New Jersey, Sustain IT Solutions, Systar, TEAM, Tesco, Tradeslot, TRIRIGA, Verdiem, Verisae, Verteego, Village Green Global, Wal-Mart, Wipro, Zerofootprint