December 22, 2011 07:00 ET

Ovum Report Highlights C3's Position in Energy Management Solutions Market

Report Emphasizes C3's Expertise, Resources, and Suite of Energy and Emissions Management Software Solutions

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 22, 2011) - C3, (, a provider of energy and emissions management software solutions, today announced the availability of a new research report on C3 from Ovum, an analyst firm that provides rigorous, fact-based research to help organizations make better-informed business and technology decisions. The report, titled "C3: Can it Spark an Explosion in Energy Management?" was written by independent market analyst Warren Wilson and is now available. The report was subtitled, "Unusual combination of expertise and resources make C3 a contender for leadership in emerging market."

"Rising energy costs and market volatility have made energy management a higher corporate priority than ever before," said Warren Wilson, Lead Analyst for Energy & Sustainability Technology at Ovum. "Especially for companies in energy-intensive industries, IT solutions that enable fine-grained control and optimization of energy supplies and consumption can provide significant savings and competitive advantage."

Ovum reported that C3's "laser focus, extensive resources, and strong solution suite, together with its management team's proven ability to execute, distinguish C3 from the field and make it a good bet for long-term leadership in enterprise energy management software."

About C3's solution offering, the Ovum report stated, "The solution package has a number of impressive capabilities that stem from its developers' focus from day one on energy management (as opposed to other solutions that focused first on carbon emissions and have switched tacks to focus on energy)."

The report also noted that for "energy-intensive industries such as power generation, refining, chemicals processing, and manufacturing, C3 offers a compelling value proposition. The same is true for organizations with portfolios of commercial buildings (such as retail stores, hotels, hospitals, or offices), municipalities, and indeed for any organization for which rising prices have turned energy from a marginal cost into a significant line item. Although its early customers are large organizations, C3's offering can meet SMBs' needs as well, and the vendor intends to target that market."

C3's energy and emissions management software solutions include C3 Energy, C3 Mitigation, C3 Incentives, C3 Sustainability, and C3 Foundation.

"We are honored that Ovum, a respected independent research firm, has chosen to recognize C3 with a full report on its capabilities and its value to customers," said Ed Abbo, President and CTO, C3. "We at C3 believe that the financial, operational, and environmental benefits of strategic energy management make it a compelling proposition for forward-looking organizations and municipalities."

To download a copy of Ovum's complete report on C3 please visit:

About C3

C3 provides a family of energy and emissions management software solutions that enable organizations to monitor, mitigate, and monetize energy usage and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to increase profitability. C3 solutions are currently in use to reduce energy cost, risk, and environmental impact at major manufacturers, utilities, technology companies, and municipalities, among others. For more information, please visit

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