Energy management software isn’t just “one more thing” to deal with on a daily basis. In fact, energy management and utility billing software helps energy departments increase accuracy and spend less time dealing with many of the common issues plaguing their department.
As an energy manager, you face daily challenges as you oversee energy efficiency and seek to allocate bills to the proper department.
Capturing the true cost of utilities is difficult, if not impossible, without the proper systems in place. Home grown systems developed from years of legacy programs, IT quick fixes, and Excel spreadsheets are cumbersome, siloed, and often inaccurate. Cobbled together multi-system setups integrate poorly and require countless work hours to maintain. Meter hierarchies are difficult to set up and maintain and internal rates and invoices are challenging to calculate and generate.
Clearly, there are challenges when it comes to facilities energy management. However, there is good news.
By implementing energy management software, you can increase efficiency and decrease the cost of energy at your organization.
Let’s take a look at the power of energy management software, beginning with the basics.
What is energy management software?
Energy management software equips your organization with the tools to monitor and track energy consumption in the buildings on your campus. It allows you to increase both energy efficiency and billing efficiency at your organization.
Utility management software helps you discover and eliminate costly challenges by providing the information critical for making data-based decisions and the ability to normalize energy data. Basing your decisions on data and proven results allows you to make the best decisions for your organization.
Data also provides feedback to help you avoid costly decisions. By analyzing the data provided by your energy and utility software, you can base your decision on actual, historical trends – rather than gut instincts or best guesses.
Now that you’ve seen energy management software in a nutshell, let’s take a quick look at its benefits.
Energy management and utility billing software:
1. Helps energy managers analyze energy consumption by building or room
2. Allows energy managers to identify opportunities to reduce cost
3. Uncovers opportunities to reduce cost
4. Drives overall efficiency
5. Gathers utility and usage data from a variety of sources.
6. Provides data to allocate energy costs to specific departments
7. Shows target areas to improve energy efficiency
8. Allows you to understand the true cost of energy at your organization
Stay tuned next week as we further explore the powerful benefits of energy management software at your organization.
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