Create and enforce PC Power Management policies to reduce electricity costs and meet carbon footprint goals
Start saving energy today: reduce electricity costs and meet CO2 targets in less than four months with PowerStudio from Certero.
PowerStudio is an out-of-the-box, enterprise-level, PC Power Management software solution which, by applying centralized computer power policies, enables organizations to meet energy-saving goals with no adverse effect on user productivity or satisfaction.
With no dependencies on third-party products like SCCM, PowerStudio makes it easy to create and enforce flexible power policies. Customizable dashboards and business intelligence engine make it easy to calculate and share insight into cost, carbon, energy and time savings.
Why is Certero PowerStudio right for you?
Flexible power policies
Support updates and maintenance
No third-party dependencies
Flexible policy assignment
Powerful in-built reporting engine
Create policies for different areas of the business
Automatically wake machines for out-of-hours updates
Everything you need to cut costs in a single product
Use AD and OU groups to automatically assign policies
Quickly calculate and share reports on actual savings
Discover how to make substantial energy savings
The PC Power Management solution with everything you need to start making savings today
PowerStudio provides a comprehensive set of controls which are used to facilitate the power management of client devices. There are no restrictions to the number of policies that can be created, empowering you to meet the specific needs of all teams and departments.
+ Power Policies checklist:
- Business Hours – Define a set of rules for daytime
- Non-Business Hours – Define a set of rules for night time
- Maintenance Windows – Automatically wake the machine up to enable windows updates etc.
- Critical Applications – Check if critical applications are running, if so suppress any power saving actions
- Document Management Scripts – Gracefully save open documents & close applications before performing a power saving action
Schemes are a component of the policies which are used to define when a system should perform a power saving action. For example, setting hibernate to one hour will ensure that PowerStudio will monitor the idle time on the device and when that idle time exceeds 60 minutes it will automatically place the device into hibernation.
+ Schemes checklist:
- Multi-tier schemes to manage multiple power-saving options
- Manage devices & peripheral power consumption
- Apply schemes according to device type
Power saving policies can be applied to machines in a number of ways, including by Active Directory and Organizational Units. Policies can be automatically applied as devices move from one group to another.
Full control of power management is achieved with a lightweight client, deployed and managed directly from PowerStudio (removing the dependency on third-party tools). In addition to enforcing power policies, the client also collects usage data and manages documents saved during power-saving operations.
+ PowerStudio Client checklist:
Deployed & managed without third-party tools
Collects usage data for energy savings reports
Manages documents saved during operations
Performs high-level inventory to collect hardware specifications
Management Reports & Dashboards
PowerStudio includes a powerful reporting suite which makes it easy to calculate and demonstrate real-world energy and cost savings. Reports can present information based on cost, time, kilowatt hour and carbon-based values.
+ Reporting checklist:
Usage Report – Actual power utilization broken down into: Used, Idle, Monitor Off, Powered Off, Powered On
Savings Report – Actual Savings evaluated by attributing the ‘powered off’ time to either the user or PowerStudio
Powered On Report – Total number of machines that were left on between a specified time window that includes a breakdown of which ones were used or idle
Comparison Report – Compares the current performance against a previous data range so that any savings and improvements can be easily identified
User Report – Summarized view of user activity across a defined period of time
- Dual Tariffs – Accommodates multiple tariffs to ensure accurate financial reporting