Heather Clancy, ZDNet
Summary: Integration deal with Information Builders will combine Surveyor energy monitoring with WebFOCUS analytics and reporting tools.
Verdiem is hoping to make its enterprise energy management platform even smarter by integrating its platform with business intelligence technology from Information Builders.
The deal calls for Verdiem to combine Information Builders’ WebFOCUS business intelligence software with the Verdiem Surveyor 6 application.
WebFOCUS will enable businesses to share energy consumption, emissions, and cost savings information with a wider number of people within an organization. That will, in turn, allow more people potentially to act on that data.
“Analytics and streamlined reporting are critical components of successful IT energy management solutions,” said John Scumniotales, president and CEO of Verdiem. “As a result of Verdiem’s partnership with Information Builders, we’re the first vendor in our market to integrate a BI tool into its solution. This gives our customers a critical advantage not only by enabling them to better manage their energy consumption, but also by arming them with the insights needed to discover additional cost-saving opportunities.”
The net effect is that companies will be able to use the combined technology in order to manage platforms beyond traditional Macintosh, Windows and Linux personal computers, according to the companies. And more people within your organization will be able to get their hands on that data than just the IT or facilities teams.