CA Technologies named a leader in Buyer’s Guide for Enterprise Carbon Accounting and Sustainability
INDUSTRY| Oct. 18, 2012, 10:55 a.m.
CA Southern Africa has announced that CA Technologies 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 analyses 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.”
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 centres and CA ecoDesktop for PC power 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.
Andrea Lodolo, CTO, CA Southern Africa, says this third-party validation bears testament CA’s commitment to help organisations to manage resources more efficiently for lower costs, reduced environmental impact and accelerating energy and sustainability management efforts. “These solutions hold immense potential for South African companies particularly in light of the challenges we face in this country in the energy sector,” says Lodolo.
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.
• Cost savings from improved energy management.
For an abstract of the report, please visit http://www.groomenergy.com/eca.html.
MORE INDUSTRY NEWS
GSMA case study: Nomanini enables rapid, reliable prepaid retail in informal marketsA new case study from GSMA has highlighted the Nomanini mobile point of sale terminal and cloud-based distribution platform. Read More
Citrix, Google enhance enterprise security and management of Android devicesXenMobile Supports Android for Work; Extends Citrix Leadership in Secure Mobile Workspace Solutions for the Broadest Array of Devices. Read More
Make life easier for your customers with recurring paymentsMerchants should implement recurring payments within their businesses to improve their own cash flow and reduce costs, but automatic billing can also help build customer loyalty through the added convenience. Read More
Accelya Solution to help Air Namibia to manage costs and profitabilityAir Namibia expands relationship with Accelya; selects cost management and flight profitability solutions. Read More
Wipro Invests R3.8 million in skills development, job creation in SAWipro Ltd, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, has announced an investment of R3.8 million towards skills development and job creation in South Africa. Read More
Airtel Niger selects Ericsson for 3G network deploymentAirtel, Niger’s leading mobile service provider has named Ericsson as their exclusive 3G HSPA end-to-end hardware, software and related service vendor in Niger Republic. Read More
Orange Mali upgrades WiMAX infrastructureOrange Mali recently selected Alepo to enhance its WiMAX core infrastructure via Alepo’s high-performance AAA infrastructure. Read More
CommVault, Crayon partner to bring data management software to EMEA cloud service providersCommVault has announced that its data management platform would be available via EMEA cloud hosting partners through a new strategic aggregator partnership with Crayon, a global leader in service provider licensing, management and consultancy. Read More
Printronix announces partnership with Talk TechnologyPrintronix, a leading manufacturer of line printing solutions has signed an African distribution partnership for Africa with IT distributor Talk Technology. Read More
FEATURED STORY2bn priced out of internet access
A new report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet shows that the price of broadband remains prohibitive for billions in developing and emerging countries, with women and rural dwellers hardest hit.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHKenya’s digital TV battle hots up
Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.
COMPANY NEWSVMware unveils vCloud for NFV with Integrated OpenStack to accelerate service innovation
VMware, the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, today debuted VMware vCloud for NFV, an integrated Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) platform that will combine VMware’s production-proven ...