The Growing Impact of EMS Solutions : The Power of SaaS for EMS

Navigating the options to get the most out of energy management systems

Nov 03, 2021 - 12:00 PM EDT and Nov 04, 2021 - 11:00 AM CET
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The use of energy management systems (EMSs) within commercial and industrial buildings has proven to be a popular and effective solution to reducing energy costs, complying with environmental regulations, and making operations staff more efficient. In the past, the only architecture option for EMS solutions involved an on-premises server. The current trend strongly favors a SaaS architecture. This webinar explores the tradeoffs associated with these options.

Following a trend is not an adequate reason for pursuing one architecture option over another. This webinar, which is the first of a three-part series, presents the advantages and disadvantages of each option so the decision-maker can choose the best solution for their unique circumstances when implementing or upgrading their EMS.

  • What are the relevant architectures for EMS solutions?
  • What are the implications for security of the different architectures?
  • What are the implications for simplifying operational management with remote access to EMS solutions?
  • What are the financial accounting implications of the SaaS solution compared to the on-premises?
  • What are the architecture options for implementing an EMS solution within a commercial or industrial facility? How does this relate to the current understanding of cloud-based solutions?
  • What are the relative merits of each option?
  • What has been the experience of organizations that have implemented a SaaS-based EMS solution?
  • What questions should an EMS decision-maker ask a prospective vendor when considering implementing or upgrading an EMS solution?
  • Senior decision-makers at commercial and industrial facilities
  • Facilities management at commercial and industrial facilities
  • Financial management at commercial and industrial facilities
  • Energy service companies
  • Systems integrators