Green Quadrant Facility Optimization Software

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Executive Summary

This report provides a detailed comparison of 14 facility optimization software applications to help corporate buyers save time, reduce costs and mitigate risks when selecting products and suppliers. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, the analysis combines benchmark data from 11 live product demonstrations, responses to a 135-point questionnaire and interviews with an independent panel of 14 customers across seven industries who have bought, or are planning to buy, facility optimization software. Three software vendors are included based on publicly available information. The study finds that customers are slowly implementing facility optimization solutions as a way to better manage facility OPEX costs, but that IT/OT silos continue to plague implementations. When selecting an application, buyers should focus on the value delivered by the software and the supporting services provided.

Table of contents

The State Of The Facility Optimization Software Market
Facility Optimization Is The Evolution Of The Building Energy Management Software Market
Vendors Are Expanding Their Product Strategies To Focus On The Facility Optimization Market

Real Estate Directors Push For Increased Transparency In Facility Operations
Fractured Responsibilities For Facility Operations Slow Development Of A Unified Optimization Vision
Solution Buyers See Facility Optimization As A Way To Improve OPEX Cost Management
The Default Situation Is Multiple Standalone Software Systems Rather Than Integrated Platforms
Buyers Now Seek To Extend The Use Of Their Energy Solutions For Better Management Of Daily Facility Operations
Firms Are Still Hesitant To Fully Commit To A Completely New Facility Optimization Solution
Buyers View IT/OT Silos As A Challenge To Implementing Optimization Solutions
System Integrators Are Seen As Best Placed To Help Buyers Overcome Implementation Challenges

Green Quadrant Facility Optimization Software
Green Quadrant Methodology
Evaluated Suppliers: Selection Criteria
Evaluation Criteria For Facility Optimization Software
BuildingIQ Drives Facility Optimization Through Predictive Modelling
EnerNOC Transitions Expand Value Proposition To Include Facility Optimization
ENTOUCH Facility Optimization Driven By Energy And Asset Management
Envizi Provides A User Friendly Energy And Asset Monitoring Platform
GridPoint Delivers An IoT-Based Smart Building Solution
Honeywell Delivers Optimization To Large Multi-Site Firms
IBM Provides A CRE Data Management Solution For Large Complex Organizations
ICONICS Provides A Highly Configurable Asset Optimization Platform
Johnson Controls Provides Smart Building Solutions For Large Facilities

Table of figures

Figure 1. Identifying The Differences Between Energy Management And Facility Optimization
Figure 2. Three Phases Of The Facility Optimization Software Market
Figure 3. Level Of Responsibility For Facility Optimization Operations
Figure 4. Facility Optimization Software Investment Drivers
Figure 5. Penetration Of Building Operational Technology Software
Figure 6. Importance Of Energy Management Functionalities
Figure 7. Importance Of Asset And Maintenance Management Functionalities
Figure 8. Importance Of Automation And Controls Management Functionalities
Figure 9. Software And Hardware Investment Plans For The Next Three Years
Figure 10. Change In Optimization Software Spend
Figure 11. Factors Impacting The Implementation Of Facility Optimization Software
Figure 12. Software Supplier Preferences 
Figure 13. Software Implementation Preferences
Figure 14. Suppliers And Software Assessed
Figure 15-1. Capabilities Criteria For Facility Optimization Software Suppliers
Figure 15-2. Capabilities Criteria For Facility Optimization Software Suppliers
Figure 15-3. Momentum Criteria For Facility Optimization Software Suppliers
Figure 16. Green Quadrant Facility Optimization Software Suppliers
Figure 17-1. Capabilities Scores
Figure 17-2. Momentum Scores

Organisations mentioned

Accruent, AEG, A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Anglian Water, Arandell Corporation, Arby’s, Arcadia Management Group, ASDA, Australian NGER Act, Beverage-Air, Beacon Capital Partners, Boddie-Noell, Boston Properties, Boston Scientific, BPO Services, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions, BT, BuildingIQ, CarbonSystems, CEC Entertainment, CDP, Coop Danmark, Commonwealth Bank, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Corrigo, Cousins Properties, CrowdComfort, Cushman & Wakefield, Dairy Queen, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, DEXMA, Eaton, EcoEnergy, Elster Group, Enel Group, Energetics, Energy Action, EnerNOC, ENTOUCH, Envizi, eSight Energy, Forest City, Food Warming Equipment, General Motors, GPT Group, GRESB, GRI, GridPoint, Hardee’s, Heathrow Airport, Henny Penny, Hilton, Honeywell, IBM, ICONICS, Johnson Controls, KONE, LCMB, LeFever Mattson, Lendlease, Liberty Power Corporation, LonMark, Lowe Enterprises, Lucid, Marriott International, Matrix, M&C Energy Group, Microsoft, Moorfields Eye Hospitals, NABERS, Officetrax, Orlando Utilities Commission, OTI, Pentaho, Perf-IT, PNC Arena, Portland General Electric, Powerhouse Dynamics, RedstoneConnect, Rheem, RSMeans, Schneider Electric, ServiceChannel, Siemens, Summit Energy, Switch Automation, Tesco, Tesla, TFC Utilities, Tivoli, Triovest, UK National Health Service, University of Bristol, US Department of General Services, US EPA, UTC, Verisae, Walmart, Wendy’s, Wipro, Yardi

About the author

Derrek Clarke

Industry Analyst

Derrek conducts Verdantix research on energy management and the optimization of building systems covering technologies, best practices and growth strategies. His current agenda is focused on establishing facility optimization software as a distinct category of technology investment. Derrek has 10 years of experience as a licensed architect. He joined Verdantix in 2014 and previously worked at global architecture and engineering firm HOK. Derrek holds a Masters in Architecture from Parsons and a Masters in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

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