Supporting Workplace Optimization with Real-time Insights
Workplace asset management SaaS provider iOFFICE and IoT sensor company VergeSense have announced a new partnership.
As employees in many countries return to the office, businesses are under intense pressure to provide safe, sanitized workspaces that also reflect the flexibility and autonomy employees gained while working from home - as well as protecting their privacy. To ease concerns and create responsive experiences, organizations need to be able to quickly adjust the workplace based on how employees are using each space.
The joint solution allows workplace leaders to establish safe-distancing measures, monitor compliance via occupancy counts, automate check in and out of reserved spaces via sensor detection, and optimize cleaning schedules. Employees can also locate and book spaces based on real-time availability using the iOFFICE Hummingbird app.
By combining VergeSense’s intelligent optical sensors and iOFFICE’s space planning software, workplace leaders can measure, analyze, and act on usage insights from a single interface and at a single purchase point. The native integration layers anonymous, real-time occupancy data directly onto floor plans within iOFFICE, where facilities teams can visualize and respond to trends by reconfiguring the office as demand changes.
Intelligent optical sensors like those created by VergeSense provide greater accuracy than beacons or passive infrared sensors because their visual input can detect signs of life, such as backpacks, laptops, or jackets at workstations, to distinguish temporary absence from truly unoccupied space. Anonymous and private by design, VergeSense’s portfolio of wireless and battery powered sensors offers accurate and comprehensive data at the building, floor, and desk level with superior area coverage.
Within iOFFICE, workplace leaders can use these insights to plan how to reallocate spaces, run scenarios to see how each adjustment affects the floorplan, and implement changes by instantly generating associated work orders to move people or assets.
Chad Smith, iOFFICE's VP Product Strategy, adds: "We are very excited by the possibilities of this new partnership with VergeSense. Their sensors offer a level of insight into the workplace that better illustrates the whole picture of how space is used and where it can be optimized. By bringing together our two systems, we’re giving organizations the power to make unified, informed decisions regarding their immediate back-to-work plans and future real estate strategies."
VergeSense CEO, Dan Ryan, adds: "Workplace strategists and real estate leaders have been forced into uncharted territory,” “It is imperative that today’s decision makers rely on data for continuous feedback as they navigate this return to office for the first time. These leaders are making decisions around how and when to return to office, ensuring employee safety, and redesigning space around greater expectations for collaboration. Our partnership with iOFFICE provides them with one integrated solution that allows them to take action."
For more information on how the iOFFICE and VergeSense partnership will help your business to optimize its workplaces, visit www.iOFFICECORP.com/VergeSense.
iOFFICE empowers business leaders to create the most responsive, frictionless workplaces everywhere through space planning, employee experience, and asset management SaaS solutions. Our cloud-based, open-API platforms and mobile apps help companies of all sizes connect data, people, and things wherever work takes place. Through our marketplace of smart building and IoT connectors and global partner network, iOFFICE enables enterprises to increase agility and scalability while streamlining their tech stack. Organizations worldwide choose iOFFICE to make their workforces more productive, create exceptional experiences, and simplify facility and equipment management. See why at www.iOFFICECORP.com.
VergeSense is a Workplace Analytics Platform trusted by enterprises across the globe. Businesses use VergeSense to transform their static office into a dynamic workplace that matches today's employee needs and expectations. Its AI-driven platform includes intelligent sensors that collect real-time data, dashboards and insights that drive workplace strategy, and integrations with the leading workplace technologies. Today VergeSense analyzes over 40 million square feet and supports customers across 29 countries, including 26 of the Fortune 500. VergeSense has integration partnerships with some of the leading workplace technology providers to help customers have the best end-to-end experience, so employees feel safe, productive, and at their best. For more information visit www.vergesense.com.