12 Oct '11, 12pm

How Sustainability Software Enters the Corporate Bloodstream

How Sustainability Software Enters the Corporate Bloodstream

There are fewer and fewer questions about the role of corporate backbone software systems as a prerequisite for meeting sustainability goals like reducing energy consumption and reporting GHG emissions. I speak with companies practically every week who are swimming in Excel spreadsheets and dealing with input errors, slow turnaround, and manual reconciliation of disparate data sources. They want OFF of Excel -- the question is, and ON to what? There are currently more than 70 vendors eager to offer their answer to that question. They come from a variety of directions: IT systems, building/asset management, enterprise software, environment health &safety (EH&S) specialists, and startups. What's fascinating these days is how similar the stories coming from these vendors are. During a quick trip to the SF Bay Area last week, I met with three suppliers of enterprise carbon and...

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