Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, announced that independent analyst firm Verdantix has named the company a leader in its 2015 Green Quadrant Building Energy Management Software report. This is the second year in a row that Schneider Electric has been identified as a leader in the report.
The strong showing was a result of Verdantix’s review of Schneider Electric’s energy management and sustainability platform, StruxureWare Resource Advisor. Resource Advisor was again rated best-in-class for its strength in the categories of carbon reporting functionality, energy procurement, risk management and utility bill management. Resource Advisor made significant advancements in the area of real-time data analytics because of its Performance Analytics suite of functionality that was introduced earlier this year.
“Once again, Schneider Electric has separated itself as a leader in our Building Energy Management Software report,” says Derrek Clarke, industry analyst, Verdantix. “For global firms seeking a comprehensive energy management strategy, Schneider Electric should be placed on the shortlist of partners.”
Resource Advisor is Schneider Electric’s cloud-based, comprehensive Software-as-a-Service platform, that increases collaboration, efficiency and transparency with a single software system. Resource Advisor can be used by the client, or as a means to enable remote energy and sustainability management. For companies in need of expertise or simply additional bandwidth, Schneider Electric energy experts can also provide remote analysis capabilities to identify new opportunities for efficiency or to amplify existing in-house expertise. Resource Advisor’s Performance Analytics provides a “shop floor to top floor” view of consumption-related data streams allowing users to view, interact with, and analyze all their near real-time facility data in a single platform.
“Being recognized as a leader for the second year in a row by Verdantix is great validation for the work we are doing to provide the best possible solution for our clients,” says Steve Wilhite, senior vice president, Energy and Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric. “Resource Advisor provides clients with actionable data that drives deeper and more meaningful insight into their energy and sustainability initiatives.”
The Green Quadrant report combines benchmark data from 27 suppliers, responses to a 130-point questionnaire and interviews with an independent panel of 17 customers across seven industries, who have bought or are planning to buy building energy management software.
This report provides guidance for senior executives and decision-makers, including CFOs, directors of energy, facilities and real estate and heads of procurement. It also assists industries such as banking, business services, healthcare, hotels and leisure, insurance, media and retail in selecting a software supplier to manage their firm’s energy supply, consumption and cost—from the smaller business with a modest building footprint to the large enterprise.