Boston, Mass., March 17, 2015 – Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the award-winningSiteSage™ energy and asset management system for multi-site operators of small commercial facilities, has announced the availability of a new series of extensions that add to the system’s ability to improve operational efficiencies. The first two extensions in this series, launched today, enable centralized utility bill management, and the capture and tracking of key equipment asset information. SiteSage is used by thousands of restaurants, convenience stores, specialty retailers, and other facilities.
According to Martin Flusberg, Powerhouse Dynamics’ CEO, “SiteSage has always differed from traditional energy management systems (EMS) because of the way it combines controls with extensive equipment-level analytics and diagnostics, addressing a broad set of operational issues across the enterprise. Our new extensions, SiteSage Bills and SiteSage Assets, expand this differentiation even further”.
The two new extensions are now available for all customers. SiteSage Bills electronically captures and integrates electric, gas and water bills with the detailed consumption data collected by SiteSage; analyzes them to identify billing issues and errors; and enables enterprise-level benchmarking. SiteSage Assets supports the capture of detailed equipment properties and conditions, and provides a way to track assets and score them based on a blend of property, condition, energy usage and maintenance data to inform both maintenance and replacement strategies.
“Benchmarking utility bill information is not by itself a new concept” adds Flusberg. “What is new is the ability to integrate that with the granular data captured by SiteSage in order to enhance bill analytics, accurately allocate bills to financial periods, and enable drill-down to the equipment level to analyze bill disparities. Similarly, SiteSage Assets provides an unparalleled level of asset data integration along with a unique scoring tool to help companies optimize asset strategies”.
Michael Lynch, Chief Financial Officer at Au Bon Pain, reports: “SiteSage has already helped us significantly reduce our energy costs. The new ability to capture utility bills directly in the system greatly simplifies our overall processing of bills, and improves our ability to identify billing issues, which will save us even more”.
Frank Inoa, Senior Director of Engineering for Arby’s, adds: “We have successfully deployedSiteSage across all company-owned restaurants, and have now used it to capture equipment asset information and conditions at the restaurant level. We are also leveraging the system’s unique mix of data integration and data presentation to prioritize our capital replacement strategy in a way that was unthinkable before, and which we expect will help us maximize our return on this investment.”
For more information on SiteSage and the SiteSage extensions, please visithttp://powerhousedynamics.com/about-sitesage.
About Powerhouse Dynamics
Powerhouse Dynamics uses cloud-based controls and analytics to deliver enterprise-wide operational and energy efficiency solutions to portfolios of small commercial facilities, including restaurants, convenience stores, retailers, and others. The Powerhouse DynamicsSiteSage® platform reduces energy, maintenance, and repair expenses by centralizing control, analysis, and management of energy-consuming equipment.
Engineered specifically for smaller facilities, SiteSage features powerful functionality delivered via simple online and mobile interfaces. The system continuously enhances efficiencies by controlling major loads, monitoring power consumption, providing insight into the performance of individual pieces of equipment, and tracking gas and water usage. Patented analytics deliver actionable intelligence via diagnostics and alerts, and SiteSage’senterprise-wide benchmarking capabilities identify underperforming facilities and assets. To learn more about how Powerhouse Dynamics’ customers maximize energy and equipment maintenance savings with minimal staff effort, visit powerhousedynamics.com, or Twitter,LinkedIn, YouTube or Facebook.