10 best carbon and energy management software tools

10 best carbon and energy management software tools

Summary: Has your organization budgeted for enterprise carbon and energy management software in 2011? There are countless applications to consider -- close to 100 by some counts -- but research firm Verdantix has whittled down that list to 10 providers that it believes are leaders in this burgeoning category.

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Has your organization budgeted for enterprise carbon and energy management software in 2011? There are countless applications to consider -- close to 100 by some counts -- but research firm Verdantix has whittled down that list to 10 providers that it believes are leaders in this burgeoning category. Those companies are (in alphabetical order):

Verdantix used live product demonstrations of about 28 different applications to create this list, and more than 99 different assessment criteria were considered. Those applications were picked from suppliers that had at least five named customers from the enterprise business category (companies with more than $1 billion in revenue). Its results are published in a report called "Green Quadrant Carbon and Energy Management Software 2010."

Here's some commentary from one of the report's authors, Peter Charville-Mort:

"According to our customer interviews, the biggest change with corporate buyers in 2010 has been a shift from tactical carbon accounting to strategic energy and carbon management. Buyers also want advanced carbon management tools for target setting, forecasts and audits. This explains why some carbon management software deals exceeded $10 million in 2010."

How much did you say your budget was for this software?

One thing that might particularly interest those of you evaluating this software category and that's who the typical "users" are today for these applications. Here's the Verdantix breakdown, based on interviews and its evaluation of deals to date:

My parting question: How long will it take for Oracle to buy one of these players? They are conspicuously absent from this leaders list.

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  • RE: 10 best carbon and energy management software tools

    Hi Heather,
    Couldn't help but notice you left PeopleCube off the list. PeopleCube also provides carbon and energy management software. Here's a link to check it out.
    http://www.peoplecube.com?source=ZDnetComm_1110
    peoplecube
  • RE: 10 best carbon and energy management software tools

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    exquisitestill
  • RE: 10 best carbon and energy management software tools

    An other software that I believe the list should include: AVReporter by KONsys. This software can provide scalable solution that can be applied to small, medium and even global applications. I can strongly recommend to check their website:
    http://www.konsys-international.com
    GVera10
  • RE: 10 best carbon and energy management software tools

    Hubsphere (previously CarbonHub as seen in the Verdantix study) have recently launched a full sustainability management platform that comprehensively covers all aspects from energy & carbon to GRI and ISO 26000. The only platform with a pay-monthly pricing model starting from just ??99/month. Please have a look http://www.hubsphere.com/en
    rj2011
  • One with a proven track record

    LightApp, probably the number 1 Energy management tool out there today for 1 simple reason, they are web based and they make their money as a SAAS platform. In other words at any point in time their customers can leave them. None of their customers have left them, which was proof enough for us to buy them. They are now also expanding into the US market. One bad point, their site is not great, but contact them to understand more. http://www.lightapp.com
    barioberm
  • Energy Management Software with Android and IOS Apps

    ENMAT Energy http://www.en-mat.com provides affordable cloud based Electricity, Gas, Water, Solar, compressor, energy monitoring, carbon management, smart metering, data logging solutions.

    Our cloud solutions mean our customers can access ENMAT from anywhere in the world and is the simple, cheaper way to manage Energy related data.

    Our software is not dependent on any particular smart meter or data logger, although we can supply these.

    Our software works worldwide and is a high-availability cloud solution.

    http://www.en-mat.com
    enmatenergy