About Energy Manager

Energy ManagerTM is a cloud-based utility bill and energy management solution. This easy-to-use tool empowers building operators to quickly identify utility waste, better prioritize action and make smart decisions. Centralized utility bills and data create cost saving opportunities by identifying possible billing errors, low performing buildings and beneficial behavior modification.

This software was intentionally designed to serve users of varying energy expertise. Organizations are equipped with a tool simple enough for the novice energy manager, yet robust enough to serve more mature energy management programs with access to advanced energy analytics.

In addition, Energy Manager moves beyond traditional utility bill accounting to set the stage for da...


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Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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April 2019

John from Albuquerque Public Schools

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2019

Managing Energy data and use to make data driven decisions!

Our experience has been positive - we are finding the easy of getting data out of the program and reports with ease and now not having to do double entry with invoice loading and usage. Reports are easier than in the past and not having to use third party software to crest and populate. We are still determining our full usage - the customer service has been outstanding and professional. They are extremely knowledgable of their product but very helpful and the training is outstanding and on-going!

Pros

It was an module of our work order system and the integration was easy - almost plug and play since we already had the Global data information. A wonderful tool for managing the data of our energy as well as budget funding for the energy.

Cons

Not sure - still working to find at all that it does - so much power and capability and a very useful tool so we are still working to figure out all it does.

Response from Dude Solutions

Replied April 2019

Thank you for your review! We are so thankful for clients like you and that we get the opportunity to help you and your team own your operations.

October 2021

Michael from Bethel School District #403

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Facilities Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

Energy Manager as a Energy Management Tool

Having a woven connection into my EPA reporting is a significant benefit, and it is especially useful for finding the reporting items that senior management finds compelling. It was worth the increased cost of moving up from less compatible, less expensive programs. Energy Manager has a detailed set of modules that can really tune your reporting and allow you to measure what you are managing.

Pros

Once I was able to sit down with The loaded and functional Energy Manager program, I found the interface to be very intuitional. I also found that the reporting was easy to set up and draw out the wanted information. Inputting current billing information is easy, if you have the time. I don't have the time, so having the Dude team able to pull the information from the same sources I do and populate the billing information for me is going to keep my reporting information and Energy Star stats always up to date. That's a win.

Cons

I was able to try out the Interval Data module but it wasn't successful as an application for us as the information was about 2 days behind. having real-time information is the best way to utilize that data.

Reasons for Choosing Energy Manager

It was a really attractive and developed interface and reporting capability that made it easy to choose the Energy Manager product.

Reasons for Switching to Energy Manager

I made the switch from EnergyCAP because I felt That the main feature they use to tell you about your dollar savings history is disingenuous. It seems to add savings to your overall amount continuously, but doesn't discount forward-facing losses that sneak in as fluctuations occur in building efficiency trends. The program also had cumbersome and sometimes confusing reporting metrics.

April 2019

Rhonda from Adams County School District 14

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2019

Energy Manager

I am able to notify maintenance of problems with water leaks etc... This is the point in which we have found that our solar panels are not working. This is a tool that can be used by the schools to educate students on energy and energy management.

Pros

I believe once the product is set up the way it needs to be, I will love the reports that I have been wanting to get for years.

Cons

The set up has been the least attractive thing about this system however, the information that will be available once established will be far greater than the old system. Because of the complexity of our invoicing with roof top solar and a solar garden we are not able to utilize the auto invoice upload each month. Even though I need to enter each account manually, it is an easy and user friendly software.

October 2021

Bobbi from Horry County Schools

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Primary/Secondary Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2021

Utility Manager provides insight

the ability to educate administration on the energy usage of various schools and to identify facilities to be inspected or recommended for energy improvement projects.

Pros

ability to track and report on energy usage separate from energy cost automatic loading of utility bills from vendor web sites Reporting

Cons

Need additional categorization of bills for comparison - for instance main building vs. modular classrooms or to compare athletic facilities only and not include the instructional portions of the property.

Reasons for Switching to Energy Manager

the older Utility Direct did not provide the reporting and validation of bills that Energy Manager provides.

April 2019

Lyn from City of La Mesa

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2019

My experience with Energy Manager

Our City is using the Energy Manager to make informed decisions regarding best management practices with sustainability, building energy retrofits, and water usage monitoring and conservation. It's been a valuable tool.

Pros

The software has an easy to use dashboard and overall interface. It's very intuitive and the reporting is very useful. The software allows employees in an organization varying levels of accessibility and user privileges. What I like most about the software is the ability to make organizational sustainability decisions based on the data and the ability for our Public Works Department to identify inefficient facilities or irrigation leaks and issues in parks. The software has many useful applications.

Cons

Can't say there's anything I don't like about the software. Training from Dude Solutions is necessary to take full advantage of the reporting and features.

Response from Dude Solutions

Replied April 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review our solution! We are so glad to hear that Energy Manager is helping your city make informed energy decisions and drive future conservation efforts.

April 2019

susan from DCPS

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2019

Energy Manager by Dude Solutions review

We can now more easily and more quickly find utility anomolies especially in water and waterwater data. When we can find and correct a problem quickly, it saves water and money.

Pros

Always available. Can quickly evaluate data from different perspectives.

Cons

Some reports that are important to me are not included. So, I have to export data and make my own Excel graphs and reports.

October 2021

Kelly from Warren Hills Regional School District

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Facilities Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2021

Warren Hills RSD

Pros

Easy to use once I realized that I had to enter every thing that is a choice in a drop down menu.

Cons

There are almost too many things to learn and I've got so many other things to do that don't require SchoolDude or Energy Manager. I'm part time so I literally don't have time to use everything the programs have to offer.

October 2021

Jacqueline from Concordia University, Wisconsin

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

Effective~Quality~ At your Fingertips

Extremely user friendly, love the fact that you can make line items according to the way your bill appears line by line. This feature saves time each month

Pros

The migration from our old software to Energy Manager was a very smooth process. There are a lot more options that you can view in different charting capabilities dependent on what your needs are.

Cons

Initially, the reporting was a tad difficult but as we had more information in the new system it was much easier to use.

Reasons for Switching to Energy Manager

We wanted all the same products from one Company.

April 2019

Zach from Galena Park ISD

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2019

Energy Management Tool

Great program, great customer support, and helps support an energy management role very well.

Pros

Reports are very easy to generate and can be customized for various needs.

Cons

Would like to have more prompt delivery time of the data automatic population plan. With that said, not all data is online accessible so I understand it is a challenge.

October 2021

Shilo from Solano County

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

Energy Manager best software!

Beginner in the use of this software

Pros

From what I have been able to access it seems like a great program! Should make tracking very easy.

Cons

Nothing so far, I am new to this program.

April 2019

Miles from Richland County School District One

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Primary/Secondary Education

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2019

Great for New Energy Manager

I am a new energy manager. I was thrust into this position when our former EM retired. My background is in construction project management. So this was all new for me. With that said, I needed something would be easy to pick up and learn. This program is that. I was also able to give reports and information when requested by using the canned reports. So far this program has been great.

Pros

It was easy to use and the large variety of reports is great.

Cons

Like all software, there is a learning curve. But that is not a huge negative, just a fact.

Response from Dude Solutions

Replied April 2019

Thanks for reviewing our solution! Entering a new role is never easy and we are thrilled to hear that Energy Manager is helping make that transition a smooth one.

October 2021

Kevin from KPBSD

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2021

Great Upgrade

We are able to identify and target higher energy usage

Pros

It was a good upgrade from utility direct. provided better notification and reporting.

Cons

Some of the reporting features could be improved allowing for more user input of desired timeframe for a report or graph.

October 2021

Aaron from Bellefonte Area School District

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2021

Energy Manager

It allows me to track energy usage to spot issues that may affect energy usage

Pros

The ability to track and report on energy use or specific energy use in a building or all buildings

Cons

None really. Sometimes it may be difficult to find the appropriate account for a specific building