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
StorIT appointed Unitrends Distributor for MENAStorIT has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Unitrends. Read More
Portable solar power to the peopleSchneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, is commercialising its solar powered portable LED lamps with mobile phone charger, the Mobiya TS 120S, in order to offer innovative, reliable and affordable products to people living without access to electricity. Read More
ZipZap from Paycorp is Microsoft’s mPOS solution of choiceZipZap, the mobile POS (mPOS) solution from Paycorp, has partnered with Microsoft Mobile to offer businesses and retailers a mobile solution that enables them to accept payments from customers wherever they are, transacting anywhere, anytime. Read More
Frost & Sullivan applauds PCCW Global for addressing SSA connectivity demandsPCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the 2015 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Connectivity Solutions Customer Value Leadership Award. Read More
Airtel Money VISA card continues to drive financial inclusionOne year after Airtel Kenya launched the Airtel Money VISA card, the debit card continues to allow easy access funds 24 hours a day, bringing new point-of-sale and ATM transaction options to users. Read More
Ricoh’s improved A3 multifunction devices monitor, report and connect to the cloudRicoh has released its new 3054SP/3554SP series of A3 black-and-white multifunction devices, for medium to large offices, that support intelligent document functionality. Read More
Dell continues innovation with growth of comprehensive education solutions portfolioDell is maximising engagement in the classroom by releasing a range of education solutions to meet individual learning needs. Read More
FVC signs with Pivot3 for its Hyper Converged Infrastructure solutions across MEAFVC, a leading Value Added Distributor (VAD) in the Middle East & Africa (MEA), has partnered with Pivot3 to deliver hyper-converged appliances and solutions to its partners throughout the Middle East and Africa. Read More
Five good reasons to buy properly licensed business softwareIf you’re running a small business on a tight budget, you might be tempted to think of pirating your accounting or ERP software as a harmless way to save a bit of money. Think again - that pirated software could end up costing you more than you would have needed ... Read More
Q-KON enlarges its African footprint with Newtec certified partnershipQ-KON has recently boosted its footprint into Africa by establishing its partnership with the global Newtec Business Partner Program (bePART®) and is therefore an official distributor of Newtec satcom products. Read More
FEATURED STORYIHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacity
Mohammed Darwish, managing director of IHS Towers, says the firm will soon inject another $500million into the business after raising some $2.5billion to finance expansion drives. Darwish spoke with biztecafrica.com in Lagos.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAs curtain falls on MDGs, what next?
Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, speaks to Biztechafrica about setting smart targets.