ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GridPoint, Inc., a recognized leader in smart energy solutions that help customers maximize energy and operational savings, today announced that its energy management data analytics platform, GridPoint Energy Manager, has been named among the top 14 energy management software applications globally in the Green Quadrant Energy Management Software by Verdantix, an independent analyst firm. More than 100 energy management software platforms were reviewed before the firm made its final selection for the report, which provides a detailed comparison of applications to help corporate buyers save time, reduce costs and mitigate risks when selecting products and suppliers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110208/MM44945LOGO) In the report, Verdantix recognized GridPoint's domain expertise in delivering data energy analytics tools to commercial and retail customers, specifically grocery and general merchandiser retailers. GridPoint scored best-in-class in the categories of commercial and retail building energy data capture; primary energy and on-site generation data capture; energy asset management; on-site energy generation project planning; and demand response. "GridPoint is among the top 14 global vendors for enterprise energy management software and is gaining market momentum within the retail and restaurant sector working with some of the world's leading retail brands," said Verdantix Analyst Alisdair Mc Dougall. "Retail and restaurant firms with multi-site operations looking to invest in energy management software should consider GridPoint, based on the vendor's domain knowledge and ability to provide customers granular energy data through robust data capture and analysis. GridPoint offers their customers greater visibility and control of their energy consumption through the provision of hardware, software and services." GridPoint's energy management solution is founded on a data analytics platform that enables customers in key market sectors with complex energy environments to focus on operational issues with the goal of achieving lasting energy savings. The near real-time granular data derived from the company's leading-edge submetering and control solutions allow facility and energy management teams to uncover previously hidden saving opportunities and achieve greater visibility into site operations and use of energy resources.