Software giant CA Technologies has this week unveiled a major revamp of its CA ecoSoftware suite with the launch of an updated version of its ecoGovernance green reporting and analytics package.
The company said the new CA ecoGovernance 3.0 suite had been designed to offer sustainability executives faster and more in-depth access to environmental performance information, such as energy use, water use and carbon emissions.
In particular, the new version offers real-time updates on selected key performance indicators, allowing managers to automatically access data collected by smart meters and other building sensors.
The system also promises more complex analysis of collected environmental data, such as the ability to normalise performance to take account of weather and functionality for undertaking a cost-benefit analysis of prospective energy, carbon, water and waste reduction initiatives.
In addition, "out-of-the-box" survey templates are designed to help managers gather environmental data from their supply chain, while new mobile interfaces will allow executives to track environmental data using mobile devices.
Terrence Clark, general manager for energy and sustainability solutions at CA Technologies, said the company was seeing growing interest from large blue-chip customers in its ecoSoftware suite of applications.
"Energy and sustainability are growing corporate concerns with increasing implications for bottom-line corporate performance," he said in a statement.
The latest product update is part of a growing trend that has seen a host of business software firms, such as IBM, Oracle, SAP and CA, increasingly compete with specialist environmental software developers, such as Hara and CloudApps.
Providers are racing to develop more sophisticated functionality across their platforms, which extends beyond reporting on sustainability metrics and provides executives with the ability to analyse data, model the impact of new initiatives, and help drive green behaviour change across their organisation.
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