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The Future Of The Building Energy Management Software Market

Date: 14 September 2016

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This report provides strategic guidance for senior executives who own building energy management software (BEMS) applications at software firms, services firms and power utilities. The analysis helps BEMS vendors to review their business strategy to align with customer needs and market challenges. Verdantix analysis finds that pure play BEMS firms increasingly find their business strategy under pressure from tough market headwinds, such as flat or falling energy prices, deprioritized energy efficiency initiatives, low barriers to market entry and problems with brand awareness. Verdantix identifies four strategies BEMS vendors can use to address market trends and to overcome difficult market conditions.


The Future Of The Building Energy Management Software Market
The Huge Potential For SaaS Multi-Site Carbon And Energy Software Launched The BEMS Market
From 2010 Onwards, BEMS Vendors Encountered A Range Of Market Headwinds
Reflecting The Tough Market Conditions, BEMS Vendors Updated Their Strategies
The Viability Of Pure Play BEMS Vendors Is Under Severe Pressure

Three Trends Will Shape The Building Energy Management Software Market
Decentralized Energy Generation And Storage Will Create Requirements For Demand Management Software
IoT In Buildings Will Open Up Access To Siloed Caches Of Equipment Performance Data
Reflecting The Tough Market Conditions, BEMS Vendors Updated Their Strategies
Customers Will Launch Facilities Optimization Management Strategies That Subsume Energy Software

BEMS Vendors Must Pick Between Four Strategies To Survive
Reshape Economics To Succeed With Low-Cost Energy Monitoring And Targeting
Reposition As An IoT Platform For Buildings
Sell To An FOM Software Vendor, An IWMS Provider Or A Power Utility
Acquire Additional Software Assets To Expand The Proposition Into FOM


Figure 1. BEMS Vendors Compete With Multiple Real Estate, Facilities And Maintenance Apps
Figure 2. Different Business Objectives For BEMS By Customer Type
Figure 3. Benchmark Of Suppliers Of Building Energy Management Software Solutions
Figure 4. Firms Place Significant Importance On Integrating Energy And Facilities Management


ACCO Engineered Systems, Accruent, Ameresco, Archibus, ARGUS, AssetWorks, Blue Folder, BuildingIQ, Building Owners And Managers Association International, BYD, C3 Carbon, C3 Energy, C3 IoT, CaddFX, CA Technologies, CarbonSystems, Carrefour, CBRE, Centrica, Cinemark Theaters, Cisco, CleanSpark, Cogent Energy, Columbia University, Comfort Systems USA Northwest, ConEd Solutions, Cushman & Wakefield, Deloitte, DEXMA Energy Management, digitalenergy, Dude Solutions, Duke Energy, Elster EnergyICT, Energetics, EnergyDeck, EnergyPrint, EnerNOC, Enlighted, Envizi, eSight Energy, FSI, Gallicoop, GO! Onderwijs van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, GPT Group, GridPoint, Hara, Hermes Real Estate, Honeywell Smart Energy, IBM, Iconics, Inenco, ISS, JCI, JLL, JouleX, KGS Buildings, KONsys, Lucid, Manhattan CenterStone, McDonald’s, MCS Solutions, MDEnergy, MetricStream, Microsoft, MITIE, North American Mechanical, Optima Energy Systems, Pacific Controls, Panoramic Power, PGIM Real Estate, Phoenix Energy Technologies, Planon, Power TakeOff, Real Asset Management, RealPage, Schneider Electric, SCIEnergy, Serious Energy, Siemens Building Technologies, SolarCity, sonnen, South River Consulting, Switch Automation, Tesco, Tesla, TFC Utilities, Thingworx, t-mac Technologies, Trimble, TRIRIGA, United Nations (UN), Utilitywise, Verco, Verisae, ViryaNet, Walmart, Wells Fargo, Wipro, YARDI