Going green is big business these days, but companies looking to measure their energy consumption across the enterprise find that it’s not always the easiest thing to measure.
SAP is taking a crack at it, releasing its Carbon Impact OnDemand application, which promises to take the inventory of a company’s environment impact across its facilities. SAP bills the app as a benefit to companies both for reducing their energy costs and assisting with their regulatory reporting obligations. Datamation takes a look.
The new enhanced version of SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand 5.0 is SAP’s first native cloud application, and is designed to help global companies reduce their energy and carbon footprint across their entire operations and product supply chains.
Unlike SAP’s (NYSE: SAP) traditional offerings, Carbon Impact OnDemand 5.0 requires no software installation. The cloud-based service will inventory and benchmark a company’s global environmental performance across all of its facilities, according to SAP. Benefits include reduced reporting costs, improved data accuracy and shorter reporting cycles thanks to the system’s automatic data collection across a variety of sources, including metering systems, utilities, third-party applications and SAP’s own enterprise resource planning (ERP) application.