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Energy Services Firms Need The Right Software Partnerships

Date: 01 December 2014

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9 pages, 2 Figures 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report provides heads of strategy within energy services firms, facilities management firms, energy consultancies and power utilities, with an independent analysis of key software partnership models in the energy services market. As energy management becomes increasingly technology-led, software partnerships have become a key feature of the market as services firms look to boost capabilities and deliver at scale. Based on years of Verdantix research into energy services and energy management software, this report outlines the latest trends across four common types of software partnerships. The report finds that, in particular, white-label partnerships are now changing the make-up of the energy services market, with hundreds of services providers and utilities now incorporating white-label platforms in their energy services proposition. The report also outlines the key success factors for software partnerships and the factors both parties should consider before partnering up.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ENERGY SERVICES FIRMS NEED THE RIGHT SOFTWARE PARTNERSHIPS

Software Partnerships Gain Momentum In The Energy Services Market
White-Label Platforms Can Make Energy Services Cost-Effective To Launch
Four Common Models Exist In The Energy Services Market

THREE FACTORS DETERMINE SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Multiple Partnership Models Exist Between Services Firms And Software Firms
Figure 2. Different Partnership Models Suit Different Services Provider Requirements

ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED

Advanced Power Control, AGL, Balfour Beatty Workplace, British Gas, C3 Energy, Carillion, Climatec, Conservation Services Group, Dalkia, DEXMA, E.ON, Elster EnergyICT, Endress+Hauser, Energetics, EnergyCap, Energy Decisions, Environmental Systems Inc, Envizi, eSight Energy, FirstFuel, GridPocket, Linnean Solutions, Matrix, MIT Sloan, Opower, Optima, Pulse Energy, Retroficiency, SEDAC Energy Management, SkyFoundry, Utilyx, Télécom ParisTech Incubator, TCS, Wipro EcoEnergy, WSP