Snapmeter Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Snapmeter

Web-based energy usage and expense tracking and management

5.0/5 (5 reviews)

Snapmeter overview

Gridium's Snapmeter is a cloud-based software solution for energy cost tracking and management, giving businesses across every industry a handle on usage and spend. A monthly or yearly-billed SaaS product, Snapmeter has packages for monitoring small, medium or large buildings and promises to assist the lowering of electricity and natural gas costs among an organization portfolio. Supporting a better understanding of changes within utility bills, Gridium automatically gathers information from those utility bills, tariffs, interval and weather data to form an "individualized" building model that is presented via weekly email reports or online through Snapmeter. Diagnostics are joined by actionable feedback for identifying problems and highlighting savings opportunities straight to inbox, or through a series of interactive charts and heatmaps.

Run cost variance reports with bill changes highlighted in dollars and percentage points against baselines and benchmarks, extracting historical energy use and billing trends directly from a utility to require no manual data entry. By building a statistical model of an organization's building, Snapmeter can predicatively forecast energy use and budgeting around accurate scenarios, benchmarking spend and auditing utility bills for errors, while also identifying the best market rates.
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Pricing

Starting from
$167/month
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Supported languages

English
Snapmeter screenshot: Customizable M&V reports, showing here a variance chart for weather-normalized change in energy use within an analysis and baseline periodSnapmeter screenshot: Energy usage history is visualized across set durations within interactive charts offering popup tips on possible efficiency savingsSnapmeter screenshot: Weekly insights into energy usage, building performance and potential issue areas are sent within mini reports to an email inboxSnapmeter screenshot: Heatmap visualizations, here showing daily schedule changes, provide color-coded feedback on energy usage levels through 24 hoursSnapmeter screenshot: An example of Snapmeter's feedback on quantified variance, detailing source of variance against benchmarks in dollars and percentage differenceSnapmeter screenshot: Example of an annual cost report created by Snapmeter and produced for Excel automaticallySnapmeter screenshot: Example of Snapmeter's variance feedback and reporting within bill history

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Robert Cormia

The only service for energy analytics of a large scale campus, fantastic for analysis of trends

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-22
Review Source: Capterra

The ability to visualize energy generation from solar PV and cogen, as well as load and demand profiles. A key benefit for me as faculty is using the tool in hands-on and advanced courses in an energy management program.

Pros
The new snapmeter is so slick and easy to visualize trends, especially comparative time periods, and with multiple meter views, you can start to see a composite load profile. This tool is especially useful for a large campus with distributed generation; we have cogeneration, multiple solar arrays, and need to look at both in and out channels of our NEM meter. Using this tool, we were able to diagnose a tripped PV inverter, potentially saving us thousands of dollars in lost generation, as well as monitor a problematic heat pump, the primary load at a new campus. Most of all, we use this service for teaching students energy analytics, doing comparative energy analysis, and using demand curves and peaks for understanding the need for energy storage. This tool has been pivotal in our District energy and emissions working group, we simply couldn't do our work without it.

Cons
Not a con about the service, but more a general gripe that it shouldn't be so hard to trend NGOMs into tools like this. In a world of IPV6 addresses, every meter in "meter space" should be accessible to a tool like this, and it shouldn't be such a struggle to integrate data from different types of meters. Gridium has bent over backwards to help us, it's just older technology and protocols, plus antiquated (utility) business processes.

Response from Gridium


It's inspiring to see just how useful Snapmeter is proving to be at your campus and in your classroom. Thanks for sharing!

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Kevin Booker

A great tool for evaluating energy saving upgrades

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-23
Review Source: Capterra

It helps me understand my energy usage better, plan for peak days, and validate our energy saving programs with performance and cost data.

Pros
Snapmeter has an intuitive and easy to navigate interface. Using their software I was easily able to compare the details of our energy usage across a two year span to put numbers to our energy efficiency program for our C-Suite. They were impressed with the level of detail and good visualizations that I was able to generate using Snapmeter.

Cons
Some of the points can be a bit confusing, but the support team there is always great and responsive. Don't get frustrated, get help, it's there.

Response from Gridium


Nice work using Snapmeter to answer C-Suite questions. Keep it up, and thanks!

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Trevor L. Truax

Chief Engineer

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-29
Review Source: Capterra

As a Chief Engineer I love Snapmeter for budgeting purposes as well as keeping an eye on daily operations. I The people at Gridium have been very helpful over the years, esp around budget time when I'm trying to predict next years energy costs. The best!

Pros
Ease of use / user friendly Being able to easily track energy usage and predict future costs, even with occupancy variations.

Cons
Nothing really, there was a slight learning curve when diving in deeper beyond the Snapmeter page but the guys have been really helpful and patient in getting me up to speed. No complaints at all

Response from Gridium


Trevor, thank you for the feedback and it is great to know that you love the budgeting capabilities and the insight on daily operations!

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ed perinoni

Snap Meter Review

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Very user friendly, lots of valuable information.

Cons
There is nothing I found that is negative about the software.

Response from Gridium


Ed, it is great to see you find the analytics in Snapmeter so valuable and that the tool is user friendly. Thank you for the feedback!

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Elizabeth Murphy

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Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-08
Review Source: Capterra

Snapmeter and the Gridium team have provided me with useful tools and great customer service. They reviewed my property's PG&E billing back five years, found a billing error and consequently we will be getting at $38K refund. I'd call that an awesome experience.

Pros
I used Snapmeter for utility budgeting. Their customer support was great and the software easy to manipulate changing projected occupancy.

Cons
There's a lot of information on Snapmeter. Leveraging it is my biggest challenge.

Response from Gridium


Always good to see how buildings find tremendous value from the tool! And the billing history analytics put an easy and immediate ROI to it all. Keep up the great work!

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Snapmeter pricing

Starting from
$167/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Small Building = from $167 per building per month if billed annually, or $199 billed monthly
Medium Building = from $349 per building per month if billed annually, or $389 billed monthly
Large Building = from $549 per building per month if billed annually, or $589 billed monthly

Snapmeter features

API
Customizable Reporting

Accounting Integration (89 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (141 other apps)
Activity Tracking (92 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (112 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (121 other apps)
Calendar Management (99 other apps)
Client Portal (78 other apps)
Customer Database (79 other apps)
Data Import/Export (98 other apps)
Document Management (79 other apps)
Electronic Payments (99 other apps)
Inventory Management (118 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (89 other apps)
Invoice Management (120 other apps)
Reminders (93 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (172 other apps)
Search Functionality (94 other apps)
Third Party Integration (106 other apps)

Additional information for Snapmeter

Key features of Snapmeter

  • Load forecasting
  • Greenhouse gas tracking
  • Bill database
  • Energy price analysis
  • Weather normalization
  • Emissions monitoring
  • Meter tracking
  • Bill audit
  • Bill importing
  • Cost / use reporting
  • Customizable reporting
  • Visual analytics
  • Billing rate management
  • Email alerts
  • Variance reports & analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Data visualization
  • Data verification
  • Predictive modeling
  • Scenario planning
  • Auditing
  • Heatmap
  • API
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Benefits

Snapmeter promises tracking, analysis and reporting tools to aid businesses monitor energy consumption and expense within small, medium and large buildings in support of cutting costs.
The system gathers historical energy usage levels and required billing data directly from the energy utility to avoid manual bill entry and improve information accuracy.
Weather-normalized Measurement & Verification (M&V) is underpinned by patented disaggregation, leveraging flexible baseline /analysis periods to observe implied savings around energy efficiency initiatives.
Weekly emails deliver targeted diagnostics to an unlimited number of subscribers, detailing energy usage with "load curve beacons" promising to pinpoint where cost saving opportunities exist.
Custom reporting capabilities facilitates the creation of Excel (.CSV) reports and sharable analytics to update all stakeholders on energy goal progress.