BOULDER, CO and STUTTGART, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) - Worldwide adoption of carbon and sustainability software by large firms continues according to this year's Enterprise Carbon Accounting report, an industry-leading buyer's guide from Groom Energy. The report finds that in the last 24 months over 600 large corporations have purchased software -- often with extended functionality such as environmental reporting, supply chain surveys and energy management -- compared to 250 deals in 2010 and 50 in 2009. Groom Energy has picked the sustainability solutions and services provider PE INTERNATIONAL as a 2013 market leader for the 5th consecutive year.
The Groom Energy research report especially commended the innovation and continuous development of PE INTERNATIONAL's SoFi software for sustainability performance management. "Vendors need to serve a diverse market," according to Paul Baier, author of the report and Vice President at Groom Energy. "Many companies expect basic carbon and environmental reporting in an easy-to-use and proven system. The more mature and advanced firms expect solutions to also support supply chain surveys, energy management, EHS modules and integration with ERP systems," said Baier. "Currently in its fifth generation, SoFi by PE INTERNATIONAL delivers a convincing software package of energy, carbon, environmental and supply chain sustainability analytics combined with intuitive dashboard reporting that integrates well into existing IT landscapes and has been more than proven through strong growth in customer momentum."
PE introduces performance to sustainability
Turning sustainability into a competitive advantage sounds good but can be difficult to do. Many companies today still struggle with obtaining reliable data and implementing a central performance evaluation which is the basis for reaping the benefits of higher operational efficiency and reduced cost. This is where SoFi software comes in: the solution streamlines automated and manual data collection and helps visualize, analyze and report on the sustainability performance of the company. Big and complex data is turned into intuitive analytics, reports and planning tools to uncover opportunities for increased energy efficiency and improved sustainability performance.
Growing customer base from Austria to North America
"SoFi software helps us identify the levers for our sustainability initiatives and evaluate the effectiveness of our measures," said Frank Hoelzl, the head of sustainability at the Austrian supermarket chain SPAR, who knows SoFi software from his daily work with over 800 stores and distribution centers. In addition to SPAR, diverse companies headquartered in 14 different countries selected SoFi software in 2012 alone, including Buckman chemicals (U.S.A.), Cleveland Clinics (U.S.A.), Daimler (Germany), Generali Insurance Group (Italy), Rexam packaging (UK) and Uponor heating/ cooling systems (Finland).
About PE INTERNATIONAL
PE INTERNATIONAL is the global leader in integrated product and enterprise sustainability performance with proven software solutions, sustainability databases and unparalleled consulting expertise. With over 20 years of experience and 20 offices around the globe, PE INTERNATIONAL is working with 1,500 clients including companies such as Bayer, Interface, Kraft Foods, Siemens, Unilever and Volkswagen. For more information: www.pe-international.com