Schneider Electric, Siemens Score Highest in Navigant Research Assessment of Building Energy Management Providers

  Schneider Electric, Siemens Score Highest in Navigant Research Assessment of
  Building Energy Management Providers

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BOULDER, Colo. -- July 31, 2014

The surge in demand for energy management technology has expanded, and heated
up, the competitive landscape for building energy management systems (BEMSs)
in recent years. More than 400 companies, from industry stalwarts such as
Schneider Electric and Johnson Controls to specialized control vendors and
pure-play software startups, are now active in this sector. Click to tweet:
According to a new Leaderboard report from Navigant Research, Schneider
Electric and Siemens now lead the BEMS market in terms of strategy and
execution.

“The rise of BEMSs has enabled new levels of insight into and analysis of
energy and operational data that was not possible just 5 years ago,” says Eric
Bloom, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “This intensely
competitive market will more than double in size over the next 6 years,
reaching $5.6 billion in annual market value by 2020.”

Known globally as a vendor of building control systems, Schneider Electric has
leveraged its knowledge of individual building systems to provide much
higher-level analytics capabilities in the last 5 years. Siemens, which has
historically lagged behind other buildings industry stalwarts in the BEMS
market, significantly accelerated its position through its acquisition of Pace
Global Energy Services, a management software company and consultancy with a
C-suite focus.

The “Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Building Energy Management Systems”
examines the strategy and execution of 14 leading players with BEMS platforms
that provide enterprise-level energy management and sophisticated data
analytics offerings. These BEMS vendors are rated on 10 criteria: vision,
go-to-market strategy, partnership strategy, technology & solution portfolio,
geographic coverage, user interface, breath/depth of applications, technology
openness & interoperability, customer acquisition & partnerships, and
scalability & staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard
methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of
providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these
companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the growing BEMS market. An
Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant
Research website.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market
research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly
regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on
in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The
team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user
primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology
trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Smart Energy, Smart Utilities,
Smart Transportation, and Smart Buildings sectors. Additional information
about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com.

About Navigant

Navigant is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting
clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business
risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients,
Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and
Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with
business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial
Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most
critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at
www.navigant.com.

* The information contained in this press release concerning the report,
“Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Building Energy Management Systems,” is
a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on
market data and trend analysis. Any reference to any specific commercial
product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or
otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply an endorsement,
recommendation, or favoring by Navigant. Market predictions and expectations
are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those
contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report
for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s
conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant
Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the
information contained in this press release or the report.

Contact:

Navigant Research
Richard Martin, +1-303-493-5483
richard.martin@navigant.com
or
Laverne Murach, +1-202-481-7336
laverne.murach@navigant.com
 
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