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Smart Innovators: Integrated Workplace Management Systems

This report, for executives responsible for real estate and facility software selection, describes how IWMS software solutions address facility management challenges, identifies innovations that buyers need to be aware of when considering IWMS solutions, and provides examples of implementation use cases for 20 IWMS software solutions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 22 March 2017

Panoramic Power’s Energy-As-A-Signal Approach Opens The Door To High-Value Operational Benefits

Since the acquisition in 2015, Panoramic Power has made several advancements to its analytics platform and is transforming its business to have a sharper focus on operational optimization. To understand Panoramic Power’s strategy moving forward, Verdantix spoke with Yaniv Vardi (CEO ), Jon Rabinowitz (Head of Marketing) and Teddy Flatau (VP of Product Development). View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 March 2017

CMMS Specialists At Risk Of Losing Out From Convergence In Maintenance and Operations Management

Verdantix finds that CMMS specialists must respond quickly to protect their home market or they risk being pushed to the edges as an entry-level solution. The report outlines three critical questions market participants should ask themselves to evaluate current potential strategies for the maintenance management software market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 February 2017

Facility Optimization Management: Do You Think Your Building Is Running At Its Best?

This Verdantix webinar will provide software and hardware vendors, developing solutions for optimizing facilities, with insights into the broad theme of facility optimization management. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 22 February 2017

What Should Real Estate And Facilities Software Executives Watch Out For In 2017? (Webinar)

This Verdantix webinar provides customers and software vendors with insights into the Real Estate, Energy and Facilities Information Management (REEFIM) market in 2017. You will hear about how a new wave of space optimization solutions will take off based on better occupancy data, how energy management and maintenance management software will move closer together and why edge analytics will increasingly feature in supplier IoT propositions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 26 January 2017

Next Generation Gas Meters Unlock New Energy Management Opportunities

The UK energy management market has long been dominated by efforts to manage the consumption of electricity. This report, for heads of energy and facilities and senior executives in metering services firms, leverages Verdantix research into the UK energy services market, as well as insights from our recent interviews with firms operating within the metering services value chain. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 22 December 2016

Is Demand-Side Energy Management Ready For The Internet of Things?

While the potential for IoT in energy and facility management is promising, the market is still developing and adoption rates vary widely. This report combines analysis of data from Verdantix annual surveys of 250 energy and facility managers with on-going Verdantix research, to help senior executives in energy and facility management software firms review their product strategies to drive adoption of IoT building solutions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 22 December 2016

The IoT And Energy Problem: Unlocking The Latent Value From Within Your Facility (Webinar)

What is the IoT and how does it translate into tangible solutions? How can I identify business value from all the hype? How can it support facility operations or facility energy consumption? This webinar for energy and facility managers and senior executives at software and energy services firms explores the potential for IoT within a facility optimization management strategy, while taking a look at the risks and benefits involved. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 08 December 2016

Facilities Optimization: Connecting Facility Performance Data With Real Estate Investment Strategy

This webinar explores how functionality from energy software, computerized maintenance and management software, integrated workplace management systems and real estate management software will evolve into end-to-end platforms that offer a more compelling value proposition than today’s many point solutions. We further explore how this creates opportunities for consultants and FM firms. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 08 September 2016

Energy Management: Global Market Trends And Customer Priorities in 2016 (Webinar)

This Verdantix webinar presents our latest survey data from interviews with over 250 senior managers responsible for energy management across 15 geographies. As the only independent global energy management survey available in the market today, this is a must attend webinar for anyone charged with leading energy services strategies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 11 August 2016

Facilities Optimization Management Emerges As A New Vision For Optimizing Building Portfolios

This report provides facilities directors, real estate leaders, heads of energy and maintenance with an introduction to Verdantix coverage of Facilities Optimization Management (FOM). Verdantix research with building owners and interviews with over 30 software vendors, facilities management providers and real estate advisers indicate that the FOM market is taking shape in multiple guises. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 July 2016

Benchmarking The UK's Energy Services Providers (Webinar)

This Verdantix webinar provides individuals responsible for selecting, implementing and managing energy projects from energy procurement through to project implementation with a benchmark of 18 providers of energy services for the private and public sector in the UK. As the only energy services capability benchmark available in the market today, this is a must attend webinar for anyone charged with leading energy services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 16 June 2016

What The Latest Round Of M&A Means For The UK Energy Services Market

An analysis of M&A activity shows a lot of consolidation amongst energy brokers, utilities remain at the centre of energy services investments and remote management technologies are the hot capability for delivering energy services at scale. Verdantix finds that going forward, market participants looking to make a strategic takeover in the UK energy services market will need to work hard to create any kind of scale. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 February 2016

UK Energy Performance Contracting Market Deal Tracker 2015

This report provides an independent view of the different deal types that are being publicly announced in the UK energy services market in 2015. This report will help firms identify the pockets of growth and plan for the future. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 December 2015

What’s Behind The Trend Of Energy Centres?

This report clarifies the concept of energy centres for multiple market participants, including energy service providers, CHP specialists, power utilities, facilities management firms, as well as on-site energy managers. The analysis finds that the full optimization of energy centres requires multiple levels of systems thinking, integrated procurement across electricity and gas, and the development of partnership networks including CHP specialists and energy services firms. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 December 2015

Opower’s Well-Timed Launch Of NextWeb Supports Utility Digitalization Plans

Utility software provider Opower has been expanding its product line to support utility strategies around improving digital engagement in customer services – particularly the upgrade of websites and self-service portals. To get an update on Opower’s strategy and hear more about its recently launched product ‘NextWeb’, Verdantix spoke with Opower’s product marketing team. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 October 2015

Verisae Has Sights Set On Utility Industry With RWE Deal

On July 7, 2015, energy, facility, machine-to-machine monitoring and sustainability management software supplier Verisae, announced that German utility RWE will use its mobile workforce management (WFM) solution, vx Field, as the central solution for its Meter Operations Management (MOM) system project. The MOM system will coordinate the planning and management of the rollout of smart meters throughout RWE’s regional companies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 September 2015

British Gas Ramps Up Customer Engagement With EnerNOC Software

British Gas has been partnering with energy intelligence software provider EnerNOC since 2014 to improve its customer engagement and energy data management services for its business customers. The partnership responds to multiple trends in the utility sector which are elevating the importance of customer engagement. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 August 2015

Utilities Focus On Technology-Led Strategies For Customer Engagement

To better understand how utilities are leveraging technology to improve customer services operations, Verdantix interviewed a panel of power utilities across Europe. The research finds that three key themes are shaping customer services programmes – digitalization, personalization and new services. To evolve capabilities in customer services, Verdantix recommends that utilities leverage a wide technology partnership network across IT systems integrators, software firms and tech start-ups. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 August 2015

US Power Utility IT Services: Market Forecast 2015-2020

Verdantix forecasts that US electric power utility spending on IT services for the management of energy generation assets, grid operations and customer services will grow from $952 million in 2015 to $1,051 million in 2020. During the forecast period there will shifting of budgets as smart meter deployments wind down, there is greater integration of IT and operational technologies and the impact of decentralized generation takes off. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 June 2015

Energy Management in the Age of the Internet of Things

The latest macro theme to shake up the technology world is the Internet of Things (IoT). In many ways energy is a perfect problem for IoT solutions. The IoT trend is shaking up the industry with incumbents having to respond fast to innovation-led entrants that leverage open standards, data from multiple networks and the ability to shift the intelligence of the solutions to the cloud. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 June 2015

British Gas Commits To Home Automation Through AlertMe Deal

In March 2015, British Gas acquired connected home technology firm, AlertMe, to bring its total investment in the firm to £65 million ($96 million). The deal gives British Gas full ownership of AlertMe’s platform for connected home services, and provides AlertMe a distribution channel for its services across tens of millions of homes. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 March 2015

C3 Energy Gains Ground In Customer Engagement And Grid Analytics

This report provides Chief Information Officers, Grid Directors and VPs of Customer Services at power utilities with an independent analysis of C3 Energy’s suite of analytics applications. Now a six-year-old company, C3 Energy is building up a track record with power utilities, and in 2014 it expanded its client list to include large utilities in the US, Canada and Europe. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 March 2015

Power Utilities - How To Choose An IT Services Supplier (Webinar)

This webinar leverage the new Verdantix Green Quadrant benchmark of IT services providers for power utilities including Accenture, CGI, Deloitte, Capgemini, IBM, Infosys, TCS and Wipro Technologies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 12 March 2015

Green Quadrant Power Utility IT Services (North America)

This report provides a detailed fact-based comparison of 10 of the largest providers of IT services for electric power utilities in North America. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, the analysis combines benchmark data from supplier interviews, responses to a 78-point questionnaire and interviews with a panel of 14 budget holders in the power utility sector. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 February 2015

Energy Services In The UK - Technology, Regulations & Results (Webinar)

Over the last 5 years the shape of the UK energy services market has changed significantly. Many energy consulting boutiques and bureau shops have been acquired. Power utilities have launched their own energy solutions divisions. Innovative approaches to data management and analysis have impacted best practices for energy efficiency. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 19 February 2015

Where Next For UK Energy Services?

The energy services market is very broad, incorporating a wide range of quite distinct service lines. The number of different types of services included under this umbrella, as well as the affinity of energy with other disciplines, means there are suppliers from a broad range of backgrounds targeting the UK energy services market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 January 2015

Home Automation For Energy Management Takes A Step Forward

Home automation emerged as one of the strongest themes of the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2015 – an annual technology conference which has become a popular platform for tech announcements and new product launches. Home automation has been a growing theme in the energy management market and large consumer brands have been launching devices which control and automate energy-consuming assets in the home. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 January 2015

Hot Trends For Energy Management In 2015

This report explores the key energy management trends that will impact commercial, home, industrial and utility sectors in 2015 and beyond. It builds on years of detailed Verdantix research into energy technologies, energy services and power utilities, including interviews we conducted with 500 energy managers in 2012 and 2013. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 07 January 2015

Hawaii Provides A Vision Of The Future For Utilities Elsewhere

This report provides utility executives with an overview of Hawaii’s evolving energy landscape and the strategies being pursued by Hawaiian utilities as they are forced to transition their business models in a short timescale. To better understand market dynamics and utility strategies, Verdantix interviewed market participants from the power utility, energy efficiency and technology services sectors. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 January 2015

10 Hot Energy Management Trends for 2015 (Webinar)

What are the key energy management trends that will impact corporates and utilities in 2015? Join this webinar to hear Verdantix predictions of what’s in store for the year ahead, leveraging our research into energy technologies, energy management and power utilities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 11 December 2014

Schneider Electric Fosters Utility Sector Transformation

As part of its strategy, Schneider Electric is placing a significant focus on the utilities and smart grid sector, where changes are opening up opportunities for firms delivering information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and services to the industry. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 October 2014

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q3 2014

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; and What are the typical investment levels? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 October 2014

FirstFuel A Smart Choice for Opower Partnership

On September 9, 2014, Opower, a leading supplier of utility customer engagement solutions, announced a global strategic partnership with FirstFuel, a software supplier that provides utilities with intelligence on energy efficiency opportunities within medium and large commercial buildings. Both firms help utilities design and manage large-scale customer engagement and energy efficiency strategies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 September 2014

Home Energy Management Market Gears Up For Growth

This report provides Heads of Strategy and Product Development, as well as utility executives, with an independent analysis of Home Energy Management (HEM) market activity across three regions: the US, Europe and Asia. To better understand activity in these regions, Verdantix reviewed over three years of publicly announced deals covering HEM implementations, as well as partnerships, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and investments, collected through our quarterly Smart Grid Deal Tracker. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 August 2014

EPA Clean Power Plan Sets State Emission Reduction Targets

This report provides an independent analysis of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan proposal, released on June 2, 2014. The new rule aims to reduce CO2 emissions from the US electric power sector by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030 through emission reduction guidelines. The proposed rule will cover roughly 3,000 electricity generating units at 1,000 power plants across the US. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 June 2014

Energy Software To Manage Supply Side Reaches Maturity

Validating the accuracy of utility invoices and identifying the appropriate tariff is a constant challenge for multi-site firms. This report draws on the data from the Verdantix Green Quadrant Building Energy Management Software fact base and helps Energy Directors, VPs of Real Estate and Facilities, and accounts payable departments better understand the software applications available to assist with their supply-side management activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 May 2014

SMEs Are The New Battle Ground For Energy Propositions

Energy services propositions traditionally have under-served small and medium enterprises (SMEs) due to low energy expenditure per site and the fragmented nature of the segment. Opportunities among SMEs are now opening up as lowering technology costs are enabling energy service providers to develop more cost-effective solutions. This report analyses the market forces behind the growing momentum in the energy management market for small and medium firms. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 May 2014

Home Energy Management: Partnerships For Success

This report provides Heads of Strategy and Product Development, as well as utility executives, with an independent analysis of the partnership models being formed in the home energy management (HEM) market. To better understand this topic, we interviewed 19 providers of HEM devices, software and services, and reviewed partnership deal data collected through our quarterly Smart Grid Deal Tracker. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 April 2014

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q1 2014

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; and What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 April 2014

Smart Innovators: Home Energy Management

This report provides Heads of Strategy and Product Development, as well as utility executives, with an independent analysis of the home energy management (HEM) market. Verdantix selected this subject for a Smart Innovators report because hundreds of suppliers – ranging from power utilities to telecom suppliers – have moved into the HEM market looking to improve customer retention or grow revenues from their HEM divisions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 April 2014

Ten Predictions For Energy Management In 2014

This report explores the key energy management trends that will impact corporates and utilities in 2014. It builds on years of detailed Verdantix research into energy technologies, energy services and power utilities, including interviews we conducted with 500 energy managers in 2012 and 2013. In 2014 Verdantix predicts building energy management will explode in Japan, and legislative changes will kick-start demand response in Europe. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 January 2014

Smart Grid Deal Tracker: Q4 2013

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 January 2014

Matrix Deal Fuels Competition In UK Energy Services Market

On September 6, 2013, E.ON Connecting Energies, part of the $132 billion revenue Germany-headquartered utility E.ON, announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Matrix, a UK-headquartered energy services firm. The deal value is thought to be in the region of £85 million to £100 million. This makes it the standout acquisition in the UK energy services market of 2013. Post-acquisition, Matrix will remain a separate brand sitting within E.ON Connecting Energies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 January 2014

Energy Profile: Australia 2013–2016

The Verdantix Energy Profile of Australia provides corporate energy leaders, strategy leaders and CFOs with an analysis of Australia’s evolving energy landscape. This report forms part of a series of profiles that analyse the energy futures in countries across the globe. To better understand Australia’s energy landscape we assessed change drivers such as energy balance, power generation mix, energy prices, energy legislation, and government targets and incentives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 09 January 2014

US Energy And Grid Management IT Services Spend 2013-2017

This report provides energy management and IT leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of US spending on energy and grid management IT solutions from 2013 to 2017. The report helps executives answer questions such as: What are the investment levels for IT services across corporate energy management initiatives? Which markets are growing or declining? How will IT services investment levels vary by industry? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 January 2014

Utility Game Changers: How Utilities Can Gear Up For The Next Generation (Webinar)

Based on years of Verdantix research into smart grid and energy management technologies, Verdantix highlights the game changing strategies and technology innovations – from home energy management software to virtual power plants – power utilities must know to provide next-generation energy sources and services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 14 November 2013

Smart Grid Deal Tracker: Q3 2013

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 October 2013

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q2 2013

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 September 2013

Urjanet Unravels Utility Billing With Big Energy Data Service

This report provides VPs of strategy and VPs of product development within energy software and services firms, as well as heads of energy and procurement within corporates with an overview of Urjanet’s energy data as a service proposition. Verdantix spoke with Sanjoy Malik, CEO; Erik Becker, VP Sales and Business Development; and Erik Gabrielson, Head of Marketing to find out more about Urjanet’s services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 July 2013

How The Era Of Big Data Is Transforming Energy Management (Webinar)

Today, energy management is data-centric. The steady deployment of millions of smart meters, sub-meters and sensors globally are creating a “treasure trove” of energy insights for organizations across manufacturing, retail, technology and utilities sectors. Join this Verdantix webinar as we reveal the technology innovations which are enabling firms to overcome these challenges and more strategically manage energy. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 11 July 2013

Energy Profile: India 2012-2017

The Verdantix Energy Profile of India (2012-2017) provides corporate energy leaders, strategy leaders and CFOs with an analysis of India’s evolving energy landscape. This report forms part of a series of country profiles that analyse the energy futures in territories across the globe. To better understand India’s energy landscape we assessed change drivers such as the energy balance, power generation mix, energy prices, energy legislation, government targets and incentives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 July 2013

Asia's Smart Grid Market Cracks Open

This report provides suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions with an independent analysis of global smart grid market activity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2013. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study to help utility executives and smart grid suppliers understand the state of the global smart grid market and identify the best smart grid opportunities for investment. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 May 2013

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q1 2013

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 April 2013

Spending Surges On Smart Grid Data Analytics

This report provides suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions with an independent analysis of global smart grid market activity in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2012. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study to help executives in market-facing roles better understand the state of the global smart grid market and identify the best market opportunities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 February 2013

Honeywell Brings Automated Demand Response To Europe

This report provides executives in the smart grid ecosystem with an independent analysis of Honeywell’s automated demand response (ADR) project in the UK, announced on January 24, 2012, and its ADR strategy targeting the European market. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study because ongoing trends in the European electricity markets, such as growing peak electricity demands and rising electricity prices, are improving the case for demand management programmes in Europe. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 February 2012

Green Quadrant Sustainable Power Utilities 2011 (UK)

Regulation, stakeholder expectations and rising costs are driving firms to increase investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Traditionally customers have limited their interaction with power utilities to their energy supply contract, but as utilities increase investment in their energy services capabilities, they are better positioned to offer both sustainable supply and demand management services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 March 2011