Energy Management System; Ready or not ....
Only few organisations in Australia use Energy Management Software (EMS) to manage energy costs. Companies hesitate to invest in energy management systems because - from my point of view - the overwhelming task to compare countless options in a short time on a limited budget is simply impossible. Since decades companies invest heavily in IT to improve business functions: Customer relationship management systems (CRM), enterprise planning solutions (ERP), business intelligence solutions (BI), ABC-Costing and many more software options ensure the business makes the most in every function.
Money is lost because organisations believe pro-active energy management only makes sense for environment fanatics or very large consumers. Until recently real-time data was expensive to obtain and difficult to analyse, but this has changed. Energy management software designed to reduce your operational costs is available at very reasonable prices, simple to instal and a pleasure to use. Today's software manages energy like any other cost driver by providing efficient and accurate measurement. Acquired data allows to identify energy waste with ease, reducing operational costs immediately.
It is time for the c-level to become involved in the energy management revolution and squeeze the last dollar from that bill.