Applix, Inc., a global provider of business performance management (BPM) and business intelligence (BI) solutions, announced an OEM partnership with Energy Management Advisory Services (EMAS). TM1, Applix's application for performance management, strategic planning and analytics, will provide advanced data analysis for EMAS' newly developed Energy Performance Management (EPM) solution.

EMAS, based in Leeds, UK, specializes in advising companies on achieving greater efficiencies in energy management, and has developed an affordable, accurate and noninvasive means of monitoring and evaluating gas, electricity and water usage for business properties. The EPM solution allows the businesses to manage energy-related inefficiencies and forecast future energy consumption, closely aligning actual usage to particular needs, thereby achieving significant cost reductions and a rapid return on investment. Applix TM1 enables the EMAS monitoring solution to accurately and quickly analyze the data collected from the gas, electricity and water meters and generate comprehensible reports.

During a pilot for one of the UK's leading retail banks, the EMAS solution identified numerous areas of energy waste. The trial project achieved significant savings of 64 percent on gas and 47 percent on electricity bills for individual branches.

"Applix's TM1 was selected for its real-time analytical and modeling capabilities," said John Walsh, CEO, EMAS. "TM1 also provides 'what-if' analysis of energy usage. For example, by using the EPM application, an organization may discover that its heating is inefficient. TM1 can then run analysis scenarios to calculate the potential energy savings by reducing the amount of time the heating is on."

The EPM solution powered by Applix TM1 analytics provides users with:

  • Validation of actual usage against bills;
  • A clear detection of inefficiencies in energy consumption;
  • Real-time reports on exceptions, such as power and hardware failures, power surges and leaks, and any unauthorized usage; and
  • Valuable assistance in meeting health and safety and carbon emissions targets.

The EPM solution was developed following a six year, €6 million research program to create the sophisticated technology at the heart of the system. It makes use of simple-to-install monitoring and transmission equipment to provide real-time remote analysis of gas, water and electricity usage, the only system to operate noninvasively across all three utilities.

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