EnergyCAP

Utility Bill Accounting & Energy Managemment Software

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EnergyCAP Overview

What is EnergyCAP?

EnergyCAP is a management and analysis software solution for organizations to track energy and non-energy utility usage. With the ability to group and benchmark multiple buildings, the system also permits flexible ways to capture bill data and monitor meter readings. Promising important analytical functionality for cost efficiency and environmental compliance, utility bill management tools span data entry, auditing, analysis, and daily reporting. Being centralized and consolidated, EnergyCAP collates utility bill and meter data with reliability to build a traceable history of usage and expenditure.

This information can then be subject to integrated analytical features including cost avoidance (M&V) for comparing current bills against yearly baselines to achieve more accurate savings insights. Options for data normalization, calendarization, and use versus weather help to factor in conditional parameters, while benchmarking ensures similar buildings or meters can be grouped to spot savings outliers. Budget building, forecasting, and rates/tariff checking tools are also joined by sustainability feedback for tracking ENERGY STAR compliance and the monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions – all open to an extensive array of built-in reporting capabilities.

EnergyCAP Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$2 600,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing varies by the number meter service points, licensed functionality, and services. Contact EnergyCAP directly for a quote.

The four packaged product offerings include:

EnergyCAP Enterprise - Starting at $9,000/yr for up to 250 meters

EnergyCAP Express - Starting at $2,600/yr for up to 100 meters

EnergyCAP CP/CP Plus - Exclusively for use by consultants and service providers; starts at $7,000/yr for up to 250 meters

EnergyCAP Professional - Requires an energy conservation plan with Cenergistic of Dallas, TX


EnergyCAP Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada
Supported Languages
English, French, Portuguese

Media

The energy dashboard facility is customizable and allows users to select and arrange reporting widgets displaying key data snapshots
PowerViews provide charts, graphs and tables summarizing core energy analytics that are dynamically updated
The project tracking feature reports energy and cost savings from a defined project type
Bill Lists offer a customizable view into subsets of bills found within EnergyCAP's database, with options to filter and sort the items
Treeview navigation is a hierarchical structure that can be used to configure the database to reflect an organizational structure more closely
The Report Designer imports data into Microsoft Excel using an add-in and API support to allow custom reports to be generated
Utility data is presented as charts, graphs and tables across 300+ report types across 12 categories and exportable out to numerous popular file types
Cost avoidance capabilities compare current bills with a normalized baseline year, highlighting energy usage and cost every year to spot important savings trends
Normalization provides a more straightforward method for visualizing and evaluating energy management initiatives
Calendarization improves accuracy of the allocation of utility bill data and cost data, by dividing the data and allocating it to the corresponding calendar month
EnergyCAP video EnergyCAP screenshot: The energy dashboard facility is customizable and allows users to select and arrange reporting widgets displaying key data snapshots EnergyCAP screenshot: PowerViews provide charts, graphs and tables summarizing core energy analytics that are dynamically updated EnergyCAP screenshot: The project tracking feature reports energy and cost savings from a defined project type EnergyCAP screenshot: Bill Lists offer a customizable view into subsets of bills found within EnergyCAP's database, with options to filter and sort the items EnergyCAP screenshot: Treeview navigation is a hierarchical structure that can be used to configure the database to reflect an organizational structure more closely EnergyCAP screenshot: The Report Designer imports data into Microsoft Excel using an add-in and API support to allow custom reports to be generated EnergyCAP screenshot: Utility data is presented as charts, graphs and tables across 300+ report types across 12 categories and exportable out to numerous popular file types EnergyCAP screenshot: Cost avoidance capabilities compare current bills with a normalized baseline year, highlighting energy usage and cost every year to spot important savings trends EnergyCAP screenshot: Normalization provides a more straightforward method for visualizing and evaluating energy management initiatives EnergyCAP screenshot: Calendarization improves accuracy of the allocation of utility bill data and cost data, by dividing the data and allocating it to the corresponding calendar month

EnergyCAP Reviews

EnergyCAP Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
43

Very good
15

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,8
97% recommended this app
Justin N.

The EnergyCAP Software Platform works for South Dakota Higher Education

Our overall experience with the EnergyCAP software platform has been very positive. We are able to collect the necessary utilities consumption and cost data without any hassle and it is easy to analyze the data on EnergyCAP and print reports detailing usage by month and/or season.


Mardi D.

EnergyCAP has launched the City of Philadelphia into a new sphere of data processing power.


Varick E.

Outdated, un-intuitive, glorified spreadsheet

For our purposes, this product is a hammer trying to find a nail; a simple spreadsheet can replace the functionality required for our purposes. The product pricing is not suitable for an institution our size. Essentially, the software has no payback for our campus. It is a constant nuisance to figure out whether the client or web is better for certain tasks. The client is beyond old and needs to be updated. The website interface is made with Flash, which is an outdated technology that most software companies have fled. The entire gui needs to be vetted by an experienced HCI team in order to make product more user friendly.


Fara M.

EnergyCAP

We use EnergyCAP to track the cost and usage of the utilities in the County facilities. Based on this data, improvements are planned to maximize the efficiency in the facilities, which result in cost saving for the County.


Tony W.

A must have solution and best in the market

Fantastic overall experience. Our organization has taken piles of bills, endless spreadsheets, and countless amounts of time and utilized EnergyCap to become extremely efficient with all our utility management needs. The solution has replaced non-value time of data collection and manual input into value added time spent in analysis and proactive response. It has literally helped our organization identify and save hundreds of thousands of dollars and identify problems such as leaks and other operational issues in a faster manner.


Justin N.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

The EnergyCAP Software Platform works for South Dakota Higher Education

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/05
Review Source: Capterra

Our overall experience with the EnergyCAP software platform has been very positive. We are able to collect the necessary utilities consumption and cost data without any hassle and it is easy to analyze the data on EnergyCAP and print reports detailing usage by month and/or season.

Pros

There are many things to like about the EnergyCAP software platform. What I like best about the platform is that that it supports all six of South Dakota's public universities and two special schools. Every year legislators want an understanding of what our university system's utilities consumption is and why it is the way it is. EnergyCAP provides an easy-to-use platform that captures all of our data and printing cumulative reports is easy and understandable.

Cons

Over the last three years, the South Dakota Board of Regents has had to migrate from three different EnergyCAP software platforms. in 2017 we were using version 1. In 2018 we had to migrate to EnergyCAP version 3 because they were ending support for the legacy platform. In 2019 we had to migrate to EnergyCAP version 7 because of the phase out of Flash-based software platforms. It took many of our users a lot of extra effort to learn the new software and become comfortable with it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Mardi D.

EnergyCAP has launched the City of Philadelphia into a new sphere of data processing power.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

EnergyCAP has many tools to help organizations in various ways. Philadelphia has multiple utilities that are localized, as in, not spread through the country. With that said, we most like the reporting functions, ability to see use and cost quickly, great customer service, ability to easily share data with internal AND external stakeholders, EnergyCAP brings data to life with customizable reporting and dashboards, it works with Portfolio Manager to benchmark buildings more quickly, the ability to change hierarchies or move data within the organization quickly and efficiently with setup sheets, it has open API to communicate with other software in the City, and EnergyCAP uses Bill CAPture, which is a service that uploads bills into EnergyCAP. EnergyCAP has given our team more time to work on other projects using the data rather then spending time manipulating the data in spreadsheets or another cumbersome process.

Cons

The City of Philadelphia has carbon goals to reach. Tracking greenhouse gases is a core part of reaching those goals and the City has been tracking GHGs for more years than has used EnergyCAP. EnergyCAP does track GHGs, but it is EnergyCAP's calculation. If the City uses that calculation, the emissions change. To maintain integrity of the trends, the City has opted to continue to use a separate calculation to report GHG emissions.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Varick E.

Outdated, un-intuitive, glorified spreadsheet

Reviewed on 2015/06/10
Review Source: Capterra

For our purposes, this product is a hammer trying to find a nail; a simple spreadsheet can replace the functionality required for our purposes. The product pricing is not suitable for an institution our size. Essentially, the software has no payback for our campus. It is a constant nuisance to figure out whether the client or web is better for certain tasks. The client is beyond old and needs to be updated. The website interface is made with Flash, which is an outdated technology that most software companies have fled. The entire gui needs to be vetted by an experienced HCI team in order to make product more user friendly.

Response from EnergyCAP

Varick makes some valid points. Adobe Flash/Flex was a common choice for browser-based applications five years ago, but (as he correctly points out) many software companies have moved away from it, EnergyCAP included. A release of our HTML 5 browser user interface is planned for late in 2015, and we are close to finally retiring the legacy installed client as we re-design, re-engineer and move additional features to the browser version. I would also agree that many smaller universities, colleges and community colleges find great success with lower-priced systems, such as our simpler EnergyCAP Express or Enterprise Online versions. However, UC Merced is part of the University of California system-wide EnergyCAP implementation, including the large campuses that DO require the full Enterprise functionality. We appreciate and value all client feedback, positive and negative, and take all suggestions very seriously.
Steve Heinz, PE, CEM, CMVP, Founder & CEO, EnergyCAP, Inc.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Fara M.
Industry: Government Administration
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

EnergyCAP

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/23
Review Source: Capterra

We use EnergyCAP to track the cost and usage of the utilities in the County facilities. Based on this data, improvements are planned to maximize the efficiency in the facilities, which result in cost saving for the County.

Pros

EnergyCAP software is extremely user friendly and reliable system. I have been managing this system for 17 years through various versions of the system. With every version or release of the system, the quality of the product and functionality improves.

Excellent reporting engine, which satisfies the needs of every user in Financial, Energy Management, or Administration divisions.

Cons

The account/user setting is simple and efficient. It would be helpful to allow for more user profile setting and cost center divisions.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Tony W.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

A must have solution and best in the market

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/12
Review Source: Capterra

Fantastic overall experience. Our organization has taken piles of bills, endless spreadsheets, and countless amounts of time and utilized EnergyCap to become extremely efficient with all our utility management needs. The solution has replaced non-value time of data collection and manual input into value added time spent in analysis and proactive response. It has literally helped our organization identify and save hundreds of thousands of dollars and identify problems such as leaks and other operational issues in a faster manner.

Pros

The ease at which it helps manage utility bills both in terms of cost, usage and metering distributions.

The responsiveness of the the Team and Staff to meet its customers needs and continuously improve the solution.

The friendliness and organization of the user interface.

And more.......

Cons

The Energy Project portion of the solution could be more detailed to allow user to capture more information and attributes about the projects.

The inability for user to add bill image pdfs directly to the bill record in the event BillCapture is not utilized.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,4/10
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EnergyCAP Pricing

EnergyCAP Pricing

Starting from
US$2 600,00/year
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing varies by the number meter service points, licensed functionality, and services. Contact EnergyCAP directly for a quote.

The four packaged product offerings include:

EnergyCAP Enterprise - Starting at $9,000/yr for up to 250 meters

EnergyCAP Express - Starting at $2,600/yr for up to 100 meters

EnergyCAP CP/CP Plus - Exclusively for use by consultants and service providers; starts at $7,000/yr for up to 250 meters

EnergyCAP Professional - Requires an energy conservation plan with Cenergistic of Dallas, TX

Pricing varies by the number meter service points, licensed functionality, and services. Contact EnergyCAP directly for a quote.

The four packaged product offerings include:

EnergyCAP Enterprise - Starting at $9,000/yr for up to 250 meters

EnergyCAP Express - Starting at $2,600/yr for up to 100 meters

EnergyCAP CP/CP Plus - Exclusively for use by consultants and service providers; starts at $7,000/yr for up to 250 meters

EnergyCAP Professional - Requires an energy conservation plan with Cenergistic of Dallas, TX

Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 60 user ratings
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EnergyCAP Features

EnergyCAP Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for EnergyCAP

Additional information for EnergyCAP

Key features of EnergyCAP

  • Account management
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Alerts / notifications
  • Automated scheduling
  • Benchmarking
  • Bill audit
  • Bill audits
  • Bill database
  • Bill import
  • Bill importing
  • Cable
  • Calendarization (reports)
  • Charts & graphs
  • Commercial properties
  • Cost / use reporting
  • Cost analysis
  • Custom report templates
  • Data export
  • Data filtering
  • Electricity
  • Emissions monitoring
  • Energy dashboard
  • Energy price analysis
  • Energy procurement
  • Environmental compliance
  • Forecasting
  • Government compliance
  • Greenhouse gas tracking
  • Issue tracking
  • Meter management
  • Meter tracking
  • Metered billing
  • Move in / move out
  • Multiple billing rates
  • Natural gas
  • Non-metered billing
  • Open APIs
  • Project tracking
  • Rate management
  • Report designer
  • Report distribution
  • Reporting
  • Residential properties
  • SSO
  • Schools
  • Trash
  • User defined fields
  • User management
  • User permissions
  • Water
  • Weather data
  • Weather normalization
  • Workflow management

Benefits

  • EnergyCAP's bill management tools track and audit any energy or non-energy commodity, facilitating manual or electronic monthly bill entries to create a full, accurate history of energy activities and expenditure across an organization.
  • Saving and analysis features provide a multitude of options for visualizing utility bill data, including cost avoidance, calendarization, normalization, benchmarking, and budget forecasting tools for spotting actionable areas for improving cost efficiency.
  • Including hundreds of built-in reports, EnergyCAP also includes a Report Designer for building fully exportable custom options from a template library, while custom, live Energy Dashboards makes it easy to analyze data and share it internally or publicly.
  • Meet sustainability regulations with ENERGY STAR benchmarking to track building ratings and work towards certification, while Greenhouse Gas Tracking feeds back data on emissions.
  • Meter data can be imported into EnergyCAP in multiple ways, tracking electronic smart meters at set intervals or from other electric meter channels, while the Smart CAPture service automates the upload of existing data from utility vendors.
  • EnergyCAP FAQs

    EnergyCAP FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for EnergyCAP.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does EnergyCAP offer?

    EnergyCAP offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$2 600,00/year

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Pricing varies by the number meter service points, licensed functionality, and services. Contact EnergyCAP directly for a quote. The four packaged product offerings include: EnergyCAP Enterprise - Starting at $9,000/yr for up to 250 meters EnergyCAP Express - Starting at $2,600/yr for up to 100 meters EnergyCAP CP/CP Plus - Exclusively for use by consultants and service providers; starts at $7,000/yr for up to 250 meters EnergyCAP Professional - Requires an energy conservation plan with Cenergistic of Dallas, TX

    Q. What are the main features of EnergyCAP?

    EnergyCAP offers the following features:

    • Account management
    • Ad hoc reporting
    • Alerts / notifications
    • Automated scheduling
    • Benchmarking
    • Bill audit
    • Bill audits
    • Bill database
    • Bill import
    • Bill importing
    • Cable
    • Calendarization (reports)
    • Charts & graphs
    • Commercial properties
    • Cost / use reporting
    • Cost analysis
    • Custom report templates
    • Data export
    • Data filtering
    • Electricity
    • Emissions monitoring
    • Energy dashboard
    • Energy price analysis
    • Energy procurement
    • Environmental compliance
    • Forecasting
    • Government compliance
    • Greenhouse gas tracking
    • Issue tracking
    • Meter management
    • Meter tracking
    • Metered billing
    • Move in / move out
    • Multiple billing rates
    • Natural gas
    • Non-metered billing
    • Open APIs
    • Project tracking
    • Rate management
    • Report designer
    • Report distribution
    • Reporting
    • Residential properties
    • SSO
    • Schools
    • Trash
    • User defined fields
    • User management
    • User permissions
    • Water
    • Weather data
    • Weather normalization
    • Workflow management

    Q. Who are the typical users of EnergyCAP?

    EnergyCAP has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does EnergyCAP support?

    EnergyCAP supports the following languages:

    English, French, Portuguese

    Q. What type of pricing plans does EnergyCAP offer?

    EnergyCAP has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does EnergyCAP support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices EnergyCAP supports

    Q. What other apps does EnergyCAP integrate with?

    EnergyCAP integrates with the following applications:

    Google Maps, Microsoft Excel, Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, QuickBooks Online Advanced

    Q. What level of support does EnergyCAP offer?

    EnergyCAP offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Forum, Video Tutorials