CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that it has been named a leader in the Groom Energy Solutions report, titled “ 2013 Buyer’s Guide for Enterprise Carbon Accounting and Sustainability Software.”
The report analyzes the market for carbon management and sustainability software as a stand-alone product or as a module of an environmental health and safety (EHS)/ enterprise resource planning (ERP) or energy management suite and provides prospective buyers with a vendor market update. The selection criteria were based on the number of customer deployments, technology features, sales momentum, market vision and financial stability.
The report said CA Technologies has secured a number of large, high-profile customers and has “strong offerings for sustainability and energy management.”
“The market for Enterprise Carbon Accounting and Sustainability software continues to mature and companies are looking for financially-viable vendors with world-class products and a strong customer base,” said Paul Baier, report author and vice president, sustainability research, Groom Energy. “Based on our research and customer references, we concluded that CA ecoSoftware is a leading carbon and sustainability management product which has tremendous flexibility and links to energy management.”According to the report, many corporate buyers expect basic Scope 1 and 2 carbon tracking, water and waste modules, and a reporting dashboard, in an easy-to-use, proven system. More advanced companies also expect support for supply chain surveys, energy management, EHS modules and integration with ERP systems. “We are proud to be recognized as a leading provider of carbon accounting and sustainability software solutions,” said Terrence Clark, general manager, Energy and Sustainability solutions, CA Technologies. “This third-party validation is a testament of our commitment to help organizations to manage resources more efficiently for lower costs, reduce environmental impact and accelerate their energy and sustainability management efforts.” CA ecoSoftware helps customers automate data collection, reporting, analysis, actions, and align sustainability projects and initiatives with organizational goals. The solution is comprised of three offerings: CA ecoGovernance for management of corporate energy and sustainability programs, CA ecoMeter for operational energy management in facilities and data centers, and CA ecoDesktop for PC power management. The report also stated that the dominant purchasing drivers for enterprise carbon accounting and sustainability software have remained constant and include:
- Requests from top customers for annual environmental data;
- A desire to enhance company image and increase brand loyalty; and
- Cost savings from improved energy management.