Digital Wayfinding: Employee Experience Tools for Hybrid Workspace

As large organizations shift to modern, agile workplaces featuring non-assigned seating, there are many changes for employees. One of the biggest changes is giving up their desks and figuring out where they will work each day. With improving employee experience being one of the goals of the workplace transformation, the last thing you want is people having to walk the halls to find a desk every day. That’s the obvious reason why companies implementing agile working need a digital wayfinding system.

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However, today’s digital wayfinding tools can do much more than help mobile workers find a seat. They can help to enable collaboration, boost productivity, optimize workspace, and serve as a secret weapon for the CRE team to monitor and improve employee experience.

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PointGrab Partners with Serraview, Taking Aim at $43b Smart Office Market

Integrated into Serraview’s workplace management and optimization software, PointGrab’s CogniPoint smart sensor platform provides building-intelligence data in real-time

NEW YORK and HOD HASHARON, Israel, March 30, 2017 – PointGrab, developer of the CogniPoint(TM) edge-analytics smart sensing solution, today announced a partnership with Serraview, a leading provider of workplace management and optimization software. By integrating CogniPoint into Serraview’s cloud-based space planning software, the companies will help organizations transform their workplaces by delivering real-time space utilization intelligence, resulting in less wasted space, increased employee productivity and better talent attraction.

The integration of CogniPoint into Serraview’s smart office environments solution allows organizations to collect data crucial to tracking and understanding how their employees work best, such as occupants’ presence, count and position in the workspace. By utilizing advanced deep learning neural networks technology, CogniPoint delivers the actionable analytics necessary to optimize space management, energy savings and business intelligence.

“With the growth of mobile workforces, physical office spaces are frequently going unused. Organizations need to better understand how occupants are using work spaces so they can optimize space utilization and improve occupants’ overall productivity,” said Itamar Roth, Chief Business Officer, PointGrab. “Integrating our CogniPoint sensing technology with Serraview’s space management software expands PointGrab’s footprint in facility management and enables customers to access a complete space utilization solution.”

Serraview’s smart office environment solution fosters a collaborative environment in a connected workplace. Timely and accurate utilization analysis aggregated from multiple data sources helps organizations make the best use of smart office environments and their entire workplace portfolio. Serraview’s intelligent wayfinding services remove the anxiety around non-assigned seating, helping employees easily find the right workspace and each other.

“Tracking and understanding space utilization allows organizations to create the most effective and efficient flexible workplace designs that meet the needs of each business team,” said Stephen Macnee, CEO, Serraview. “Adding PointGrab’s CogniPoint technology to Serraview’s space management solution will give our customers the actionable utilization data needed to create agile work environments that enable collaboration and support business goals.”

According to research published by analysts at MarketsandMarkets, the smart-office / smart-workplace market “holds a great potential across the building automation industry,” and is expected to be worth $43.31 Billion by 2020, with compound annual growth of 10.70%. MarketsandMarkets says, “Smart office products help in promoting efficient use of available resources and also ensure sustainability through use of ecofriendly processes.”

About Serraview
Serraview, a leading provider of workplace management software, works with some of the largest and most progressive companies in the world to deliver the workplace of the future. Serraview provides cloud-based tools that drive optimized corporate real estate portfolio utilization, more efficient relocations, and enable smarter, more productive agile work environments. Serraview clients get reliable data and reporting that supports accountability, better strategic decisions and huge bottom line savings. For more information about Serraview and the best way to optimize your company’s workspace, visit www.serraview.com.

About PointGrab
PointGrab is a leading machine learning and computer vision company that provides smart sensing solution to the building automation industry. The company applies its superior deep-learning technology to the building automation ecosystem, where opportunities to gather data are abundant, but efficient, real-time analytics are lacking. The company is fast growing and supported by world leading engineering company ABB, the global leader in lighting, Philips Lighting, and sector expert EcoMachines Ventures of London, and applies a joint development and market approach with global leading lighting and engineering companies. http://www.pointgrab.com.

Media Contacts
Jenna Beaucage, PointGrab
508-475-0025 x124
pointgrab@rainierco.com

Ian Morley, Serraview
+1 646 575 9852
Ian.Morley@serraview.com

Sensor Data: What It Reveals About Workforce & Workplace

Given the amount of wasted space to be found in the average corporate office (HBR says office usage peaks at 42%), it’s not surprising that so many organizations are looking to make better use of space to reduce property expenses. However, optimizing the workplace is no longer only about cutting costs: it’s increasingly about improving employee experience. Today’s workplace must act as an enabler that supports the workforce in producing their best work and creating innovative solutions.

In many parts of the world, the question in 2017 is not whether to implement modern workplace design, but how to get it right. CRE teams are challenged with providing work environments that meet the needs of a diverse worker population. How can you get the information you need to optimize space utilization AND provide the right mix of space types for each team? Many progressive companies are turning to sensor data to provide that intelligence and drive effective workplace transformation decisions.

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Evidence-Based Decision Making for Corporate Real Estate

If your CRE organization is planning a workplace transformation initiative, you’re facing a great many important decisions ahead. To develop modern work spaces that work for your people and also reduce property costs at the same time, you must make the right calls about your workplace design.

If you’ve been reading Serraview’s blogs as well as the advice of many other workplace experts, you already know that there is no “one size fits all” model for the modern workplace. So how can you develop spaces that will be effective for boosting productivity, attracting talent and encouraging collaboration in your organization?

Here’s our advice for creating workplaces that optimize space and improve employee experience: base your decisions on the best evidence. Today we’ll discuss how the practice of evidence-based decision making can be applied to improve outcomes for workplace transformation.

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Serraview Beco Strategic Partnership | utilization sensors

Serraview and Beco Partner to Enable Dynamic Corporate Office Space Planning

SUMMARY: Serraview, a leading workplace management solutions provider, announces a partnership with Beco, a spatial analytics solutions provider. Together, the companies will reduce corporate real estate spend while enhancing employee experience.

Serraview Beco Strategic Partnership | utilization sensors

NEW YORK, NY and Boston, MA—March 16, 2017— Serraview, a leading third-generation workplace management solutions provider, announced a partnership with Beco, a spatial analytics solutions provider, to enable dynamic corporate office space planning and enhanced employee experience. Companies can reduce costs by optimizing their property portfolio while providing productivity tools for the workforce.

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