ISLANDIA, N.Y., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) today announced the general availability of CA ecoSoftware 2.0, the latest version of its energy, carbon and sustainability management solution designed to help organizations reduce carbon emissions, manage natural resource consumption, and cut energy costs.
CA ecoSoftware's enhanced reporting and forecasting capabilities can help organizations manage increasingly complex sustainability programs and meet stringent reporting requirements. With technology designed to streamline the integration between CA ecoSoftware and other systems, this latest sustainability management solution version from CA Technologies can help organizations reduce costs and improve overall energy efficiency.
"Organizations around the world are under increasing pressure to gain control over their energy consumption and waste -- to cut costs, comply with regulations, and communicate their progress with stakeholders," said Terrence Clark, senior vice president and general manager of the CA ecoSoftware business unit. "CA Technologies helps customers assess their effects, align sustainability programs with their business goals, and automate this process to accelerate their sustainability efforts."
CA ecoSoftware 2.0 includes enhancements to CA ecoGovernance, CA Technologies SaaS-based sustainability and carbon management solution, and CA ecoMeter, its operational energy management solution.
"Logicalis has chosen CA ecoSoftware to further improve our governance and operational management of energy and carbon related business issues as we expand our services in the Cloud," said Chris Gabriel, director of marketing for Logicalis. "We recognize that many of our customers see environmental performance as a core business issue and that the effective management of these issues is now seen as good business making sound commercial sense. It is CA Technologies reputation for innovative and high quality management software that has been an important differentiator in our selection of the CA ecoSoftware solution."
CA ecoGovernance 2.0: Enhanced Reporting and Forecasting
Organizations can use CA ecoSoftware 2.0 to help streamline their annual reporting processes across a range of mandatory and voluntary initiatives, including the UK's CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
The product features an enhanced reporting framework that allows users to pre-populate standard reports in one click, greatly reducing the time and effort typically associated with generating these reports. By automating the process, organizations can help provide they are providing the most updated and consistent data while maintaining flexibility to add in required narratives and supporting documentation when needed.
Organizations looking to manage their sustainability programs across global operations can benefit from flexible and dynamic multi-currency reporting and dashboard capabilities. Users can record data in their local metric, unit, or currency, and then select a single unit of currency or metric for consistent reporting across global locations. Further, CA ecoGovernance offers nine languages out of the box, dramatically improving the ability to manage sustainability programs on an international scale. These languages include Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
In addition, with CA ecoSoftware, organizations can take advantage of enhanced forecasting and scenario modeling tools, helping sustainability managers to review forecasted outcomes and fine-tune investment levels. This allows users to better align and prioritize activity against their investment and business objectives.
CA ecoSoftware is fully integrated with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager software, allowing users to benchmark the energy performance of their commercial buildings using EPA's 1 to 100 rating scale. Buildings that achieve a 75 or higher on this scale are eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR label.
"Measurement and reporting continue to be primary driving forces for many companies looking at sustainability and carbon management software solutions," said David Metcalfe, director of Verdantix. "CA ecoSoftware is well-equipped to meet these environmental resource tracking and reporting needs today and enterprises should feel confident that the solution will grow with them as their needs mature and the scope of their sustainability and carbon management initiatives expand."
CA ecoMeter 2.0: Improved Energy Management with Real-time Data Integration
CA ecoMeter helps customers to achieve real-time bi-directional integration with a variety of devices and systems, and can access energy-related information across geographically dispersed facilities. The CA ecoMeter Gateway permits access to these heterogeneous systems using different protocols such as Modbus TCP, BACnet and SNMP. CA ecoMeter is also designed to integrate with traditional building management systems.
Using visual dashboards, data center and facilities managers can monitor energy efficiency trends, including historical PUE and DCiE metrics, for insight into how these calculated metrics vary over time, such as days, weeks or months. This insight can facilitate better decision-making and lead to improvements in overall energy efficiency and waste reduction. The CA ecoMeter calculation engine can be used by customers to create new formula-based attributes and metrics which can then be monitored, based on evolving business needs.
CA ecoMeter has an enhanced discovery process which enables the system to automatically discover devices with which it can communicate. This process also creates a series of energy data points for the discovered devices which can then be tracked using the system. Automatic discovery can accelerate the process of setting up and maintaining operational energy management, especially across multiple locations.
"The increasing emphasis on enterprise sustainability has significant impacts and implications for IT," said Lee Dittmar, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of Deloitte's IT for Sustainability services. "IT is becoming recognized as an essential enabler of sustainability efforts throughout the enterprise, and the CIO's agenda increasingly includes providing technology to manage and report on enterprise-wide energy use and carbon emissions, and providing the sustainability measurement and reporting tool sets. Working with CA Technologies, we will be able to broaden our sustainability services designed to help organizations in their efforts to accelerate their sustainability program successes."
To learn more about CA Technologies energy, carbon and sustainability solutions, visit:
- On the Web: http://www.ca.com/ecoSoftware
- Product demo: http://www.ca.com/us/products/collateral.aspx?cid=238596
- Energy & Sustainability Perspectives Blog: http://community.ca.com/blogs/greenit
- On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CAecoSoftware
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