Today we released an update to our vendor report to help companies make sense of the confusing energy management software market. The 2013 Enterprise Smart Grid with a Corporate Buyers' Guide for Energy Management Software is based on 68 interviews with corporate energy, facility and sustainability managers, vendors and an online survey of 158 companies. It provides an overview of the industry, lists recommendations for companies making purchases, and names ten Enterprise Smart Grid Leaders.
Major findings from the interviews and research are:
- Larger vendors are beginning to dominate through acquisitions and broader offerings, while many venture-backed startups struggle
- The installed cost of submeters for visibility has fallen 30 percent in the last two years as more products come to the market and more technical are trained to install
- Companies increasingly are looking for vendors with a broad product and service portfolio
The ninety-five page report outlines the key principles of the Enterprise Smart Grid framework, categorizes and profiles 48 vendors and provides recommendations for companies refining their requirements and development a short list of vendors to evaluate. Vendors are mapped to the Enterprise Smart Grid framework.
The new report names ten 2013 Enterprise Smart Grid Leaders based on the strength of product, financial stability of the company, financial payback of solution, number of customers, sales momentum in the last 18 months and product vision. The 2013 Enterprise Smart Grid Leaders are (listed alphabetically):
- EFT Energy
- eSight Energy
- Phoenix Energy Technologies
- Schneider Electric
Congratulations to the Leaders!
The fee-based report is available now and is priced at $1,995 for an organization or unlimited, multiple-user license. Purchase the report online here.
Discount report pricing of $395 is available to qualified energy, facility and operational managers. For more information, email me for information.
A webinar reviewing the report highlights is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30th, 12:00 PM/Noon ET and is useful for companies considering an investment in energy management software in the next 12 months. Register here.