by Brianna Crandall — October 21, 2015—Of interest to facilities managers working to optimize their workspace utilization, Condeco Software and Serraview, two global providers of workplace management technology, announced a partnership this week that will provide enterprise clients with the tools needed to optimize their space utilization, move towards agile working, and support the productivity needs of their workforce in today’s modern working environments.
The new integration feeds smart utilization data gathered by Condeco Sense wireless sensors in workstations and conference rooms into Serraview’s cloud-based workplace management platform. Serraview’s touch screen kiosks, most often installed in elevator lobbies, display floor plans with this utilization data, thereby allowing building occupants and visitors to find a free desk or conference room in real-time.
The just-in-time, at-a-glance nature of this platform reduces the time it usually takes to find a free conference room or open desk from three to five minutes to a matter of seconds, say the companies.
Additionally, Serraview’s analytics tools allow corporate real estate departments to compare space allocations to measured workplace utilization for each business unit with high-quality visualization tools, such as charts and heat-maps displaying areas of high and low utilization overlaid on a floor plan.
Interactive space planning tools allow for quick right-sizing of space allocations, and the rapid development of business cases combined with detailed relocation plans to support the move to agile working and the space optimization process.
“Our combined approach really is a case where one plus one equals three,” said John Anderson, chief revenue officer at Condeco Software. “We have Condeco’s expertise in collecting utilization data and Serraview’s workplace management tools as the aggregation platform. Together, we remove the need to manually maintain multiple systems, and provide extraordinarily valuable insight to business leaders.”
The two companies will be evaluating further joint solutions, including the integration of Condeco’s Meeting Room and Desk Booking Software with Serraview’s tools. The integration would allow for Serraview’s floor plans to be available within the Condeco booking system as well as provide an additional layer of occupancy data based on bookings and check-ins to Serraview’s analytics tools.
“Serraview has always been passionate about making buildings actually work for people,” said Ian Morley, chief evangelist for Serraview. “Condeco’s technology helps us take this vision a step further by providing the smarts to accurately measure space utilization and desk and conference room devices for employees to interact with. When you combine this with our interactive space planning tools, you have the ultimate toolkit for saving real estate spend, providing a modern employee experience and supporting an agile work environment that leverages best-of-breed technology.”