Verisae’s Apollo Tackles Buildings’ Software Integration Problem

by | Oct 4, 2011

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Verisae has launched Apollo, building management software which the company says will collect data from any source, reducing maintenance and energy spend by seven to 13 percent a year.

Apollo is rolling out to more than 1,000 EMEA client locations and connecting to over 50,000 pieces of equipment to collect five-minute interval data and stream over a million data points daily into Verisae’s data warehouse, the company says.

Verisae says that several multibillion-dollar companies throughout the world are testing Apollo, bringing the number of projected live sites to over 10,000 in the next 12 months.

Apollo integrates with the Verisae suite of sustainability resource planning products, which combine facility, energy and environmental management systems in one platform, the company says. It also meshes with:

  • Third-party master data management systems
  • ERP systems such as those from SAP and Oracle
  • Building automation systems such as those from Honeywell, Emerson and Danfoss
  • Third-party data sources including utility rates and weather data
  • Other maintenance management systems including IBM (Maximo), Infor (Datastream), and SAP (Plant Maintenance).

Apollo allows users to set conditions that will trigger inefficiency alerts. Users can prioritize events that occur based on their impact to the business, including severity, monetary, environmental and productivity impact, and Verisae says the system improves in accuracy over time through monitoring configured terms and self-learning.

The company says Apollo implements with little or no upfront capital investment and provides a return on investment ranging from 30 days to nine months.

System integration has emerged as a huge problem in energy management. A Verdantix paper released last week, the Buyers’ Guide to Energy Management Software, said that companies are buying up to eight different applications to meet 12 different usage scenarios.

Verdantix CEO David Metcalfe said Apollo demonstrates that market demand is moving towards integration of data from facilities, building control systems, energy consumption and third parties.

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