Combination of technology and service provides comprehensive approach to facility and energy management
Spokane, WA— September 22, 2014—Ecova, Inc., a total energy and sustainability management company, and Verisae, Inc., a leading global provider of maintenance, energy, and sustainability solutions, today announced a significant milestone – nearly 3,000 client facilities have started leveraging the companies’ enhanced Continuous Monitoring solution since they kicked off their partnership in the second quarter of this year. Clients from various industries, including grocery chains and medium- and big-box retailers, such as JCPenney, are currently using the solution.
Their comprehensive Continuous Monitoring solution empowers data-driven decision making by combining Verisae’s Software as a Service (SaaS) technology platform with Ecova’s Operations Control Center (OCC) and helps multisite companies solve their toughest energy, operations and maintenance challenges. The solution proactively analyzes data in real-time from Energy Management Systems (EMS) for issues and anomalies to predict equipment failure before an issue arises.
“Companies today are looking for solutions that go beyond software,” said Jeff Heggedahl, CEO of Ecova. “At a time when data-driven decisions are increasingly critical, more companies see the value in real-time energy and equipment data. Without the proper resources to review and take action, optimal ROI cannot be achieved. Verisae’s strength in managing data from multiple systems within a building (HVAC, refrigeration, lighting, etc.) complements Ecova’s OCC resulting in a more streamlined approach to identify operational issues for our clients.”
Ecova’s fully-staffed 24/7/365 OCC investigates inbound service calls and work orders to determine the source of energy, equipment and system faults and, where possible, corrects issues remotely before they escalate into financial, operational or comfort problems. Trouble tickets and inbound calls are captured and tracked from creation to closure to provide companies with visibility into any operational issues. Combining data analytics that flag potentially troubling conditions with a service that investigates and resolves issues increases operational efficiencies and improves energy savings.
“Companies are constantly challenged to cut costs while maintaining quality, performance and comfort,” said Jerry Dolinsky, CEO of Verisae. “Our combined solution helps clients address these challenges so they can reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies without impacting quality and performance. Additionally, Verisae’s clients are now able to leverage Ecova’s Expense and Data Management solution and its Energy Supply Management services for a holistic approach to energy and sustainability management.”
Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more,save more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is a subsidiary of Cofely, the leading brand of GDF SUEZ Energy Services. For more information, visit the company’s website at ecova.com, on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ecova, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.
Verisae is a leading provider of SaaS solutions that manage asset and equipment maintenance, energy usage, mobile workforces, environmental efficiency, and compliance for companies in the utilities, telecommunications, retail, and service management industries. Verisae offers cloud-based solutions that are simple, integrated, mobile, and operate on an open API technology platform – The Connected Facility. Backed by Marlin Equity Partners, a $3 billion private equity firm, Verisae has a network of more than 150,000 registered users managing in excess of three million assets at more than 50,000 sites in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.verisae.com.