Do you have a store easily in sight, but all? A recent survey by metCount in Bremen shows: chain stores want comfort and transparency in the energy evaluation of your branches. Saving energy and thus money, which is in the interest of every entrepreneur. Just for chain stores it is essential, energetically to monitor operational processes and optimize continuously. Ideally, that synergies can be exploited and make equal to multiple savings in consumption and in the purchasing of electricity, gas and water. But how many chains to monitor and analyze their consumption? And what evaluation methods are known or are preferred? MetCount (wholly owned subsidiary of swb AG) in a poll conducted in the spring of 2012 looked into these issues. In targeted market screening 115 chain stores were contacted through a mailing sent in advance and a follow-up phone call and asked. The industry of respondents focused on banks and financial institutions, retail and trade with motor vehicles as well as the gastronomy. The vast majority of respondents (69 percent) recorded a Filialumfang of up to 50 stores.
Energy monitoring is essential the survey revealed that the energy monitoring for the chain is already a big issue. A majority (78 percent) analyze their consumption. The majority of the Filialverbrauch comparison takes place through an energy consultant (30 percent) or Bill comparison (26 percent). This is the use of a consultant very comfortable, however, requires a high degree of confidence in the service provider. In addition, the consultant as opposed to manual invoice comparison caused higher costs. Continue this method requires time and attention of the chain stores and offers no comprehensive analysis capabilities and transparency, which are necessary for optimal evaluation. A third method available is the chain through the use of intelligent software solutions for a comprehensive and efficient energy monitoring down to the last detail. metCount offers to the Example with his WEB portal industrial a specially to the needs of chain stores monitoring system tailored to.