Getting data into an energy and carbon management system is not necessarily straightforward.
SAP’s Carbon Impact system offers several approaches:
- EDI used to automatically input utility bill data into Carbon Impact (do all utilities in all countries use EDI?, are there extra fees?).
- Workflow management requesting data from business managers including survey and campaign functions (still manual, though better than email, can business managers upload spreadsheet data directly?)
- Reference library preloaded with required parameters such as emissions factors (every utility in every country is covered?)
It would be interesting to compare data import procedures (just one of many implementation challenges) across different platforms.