Schneider Electric Named a Leader in Building Energy Management Software by Independent Analyst Firm

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The global specialist in energy management was rated as a leader for its StruxureWare Resource Advisor, StruxureWare Building Operation and StruxureWare Energy Operation platforms.

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced that independent analyst firm Verdantix has named several of Schneider Electric’s building energy management platforms as leaders in its 2014 Green Quadrant® Building Energy Management Software report. Schneider Electric’s platforms were rated best-in-class as compared to other suppliers for their strengths in assisting organizations in improving energy management strategies, managing energy procurement and risk management, utility bills, reporting carbon and energy use and reducing overall energy costs. The company also received the overall highest score for market momentum based on the aggregate scoring of market vision and sustainability, product strategy and architecture, customer momentum, implementation and value, organizational resources, financial resources and partnerships.

The specific platforms evaluated as part of the report include:

  •     StruxureWare™ Resource Advisor: A comprehensive Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, StruxureWare Resource Advisor provides simple access to enterprise-wide carbon, energy and other resource data reports and summaries to enable businesses to drive impactful energy management and sustainability strategies.
  •     StruxureWare Building Operation: Part of the SmartStruxure solution, this application provides integrated monitoring, control, and management of energy, lighting, fire safety and HVAC to optimize energy use, reduce consumption and maintain a healthy environment.
  •     StruxureWare Energy Operation: StruxureWare Energy Operation is a cloud-based SaaS tool that collects energy consumption information to help organizations optimize energy use and reduce operating expenses.

“Achieving leadership status in Verdantix’s Green Quadrant Building Energy Management Software report validates the dedication Schneider Electric gives to the vision and investment of our energy and sustainability solutions,” said Steve Wilhite, senior vice president, Energy and Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric. “Providing our clients with the leadership and tools to increase their business performance is at the heart of all that we do.”

The Green Quadrant report combines benchmark data from 14 suppliers, responses to a 130-point questionnaire and interviews with an independent panel of 15 customers across nine 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.

“Schneider Electric continues to set the bar as a leader in energy and sustainability management,” said Matthew Heffley, industry analyst, Verdantix. “The features, functionality and interoperability of its StruxureWare building energy management solutions are world class.”

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 31 billion US dollars in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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