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  • how Locatee can help to avoid emotional discussions about corporate real estate topics
  • why it make sense to choose Locatee over other providers in case of large building portfolios
  • how Adrian Dömer wants to use Locatee in the future

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The software solutions MeteoViva Climate and Locatee are being employed in the datacentre Zofingen of Post Real Estate Management and Services. In this first-time collaboration, Locatee data have been embedded in MeteoViva Climate.

About MeteoViva

MeteoViva Climate is the future of facility management: forward-thinking, self-learning, with over 3.5 million operating hours of experience in buildings worldwide. The model-based Smart Data solution achieves an optimised indoor climate while simultaneously significantly reducing operating and energy costs as well as carbon emissions.

Challenge

To significantly reduce costs without risking quality losses but increasing employee satisfaction and productivity constitutes the pivotal challenge for the Facility Management of Post Real Estate Management and Services. By combining both solutions, the needs of employees can be addressed even more effectively.

How it works

  • The existing occupancy data compiled by Locatee are used by MeteoViva Climate in order to create detailed indoor climate forecasts
  • The data is imported via API
  • Daily and weekly profiles can be created based on historical data

Benefits for Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management Teams

The use of Smart Data solutions allows for data-based decisions which facilitate the reduction of resource requirements and thus make it possible to actively save costs. Simultaneously, the reduction of carbon emissions and energy consumption contributes to the sustainability of the building. Employees benefit from an ideal indoor climate, which can be continuously adapted to current requirements, thus significantly increasing satisfaction and reducing the number of sick leaves. In addition, increased comfort has a positive impact on productivity.

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As one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance and insurance, Swiss Re is dedicated to making the world more resilient—and that begins right at their headquarters. As part of their Smart Building and Service Solution initiative, Swiss Re partnered with NetcloudCisco and Locatee to not just collect location-based information, but extract genuine insight from it.
This case study will tell you more about:

  • why Swiss Re chose Netcloud, Cisco and Locatee as strong partners
  • the importance of accessing reliable workspace utilisation insights in real-time
  • an example of cost savings potential that has been uncovered within the first months after implementation, finally leading to annual cost savings
  • why the financial benefits and insights are an investment in the future
  • how the insights allowed to save €290,000 per year at their Munich office

 

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As one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance and insurance, Swiss Re is dedicated to making the world more resilient — and that begins right at their headquarters. As part of their Smart Building and Service Solution initiative, Swiss Re partnered with NetcloudCisco and Locatee to not just collect location-based information, but extract genuine insight from it.

As an example, these insights allowed to decrease space by 10% at Swiss Re’s Munich office just a few months after the implementation of Locatee. That didn’t come at the detriment of the employees as the insights revealed that this space was not utilised. The reduction will save €290,000 per year at their Munich office.

This experience report will tell you how:

  • why Swiss Re chose Netcloud, Cisco and Locatee as strong partners
  • how Swiss Re empowers employee collaboration with location-based data
  • the importance of accessing reliable workspace utilisation insights in real-time
  • why the implementation of Locatee was an investment in employees
  • an example of cost savings potential that has been uncovered within the first months after implementation, finally leading to annual cost savings
  • why the financial benefits and insights are an investment in the future

 

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Download the UPC Success story and find out how Locatee supports UPC with

  • Objective and realiable data
  • Indentifying under-utilised areas and floors
  • Automatically created management reports
  • Proactively identifiying organisational changes

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Download the Metrics Cheat Sheet for the Modern Workspace

A short guide to the 7 most relevant utilisation KPIs in corporate real estate management.

The following KPIs are covered in this Cheat Sheet:

  • Current Utilization
  • Average Uitilization
  • Peak Utilization
  • Required Workplaces
  • Opportunity
  • Sharing Ratio
  • Optimal Sharing Ratio


 

Hear why organisations increasingly dismiss physical occupancy studies and invest their money in measurement methods that provide continuous and objective insights.

Register now for our webinar. It takes place on the following dates:

Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 11.00 am – 11.45 am (CET)
Thursday, 21st March 2019, 5.00 pm – 5.45 pm (CET)

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We asked Peter Fehlmann from Ernst & Young about his experiences with Locatee. This is what he answered:

“Locatee Analytics provides objective data on the utilisation of different departments, zones, floors and buildings. These data highly enable FM managers to take objective decisions with a long-term impact, such as to guide through discussions with line managers on their space requirements as the FM manager can lead the discussion and take data-driven decisions based on the trustworthy data: define the peak utilisation and the right number of required workplaces, accordingly.

Furthermore, Locatee Analytics allows us to optimise our portfolio planning and space efficiency, which results in a high ROI. For example, as EY is continuously measuring the occupancy across different office buildings, we are able to plan the new office building in Geneva according to the actual utilization and the identified space needs of the employees to increase their productivity and happiness, as well as to optimise the footprint.”

Peter Fehlmann, Head of Logistics and Facility Management Switzerland, Ernst & Young

 

 

The book contains a detailed overview of 368 PropTechs from the DACH region. Blackprintpartners GmbH, which specializes in PropTech, has published a new overview of young real estate technology companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with its PropTech Yearbook. On more than 400 pages, the Yearbook provides a detailed overview of the German-speaking scene: 368 company profiles in nine categories, the most popular startup hotspots and all the newly-founded PropTech companies in recent years.

In the thick of things

Locatee not only has its fingers on the pulse of the times with its solutions in the category “IoT/Measure&Control” but is also geographically in the thick of the action: Zurich is in the top 7 of startup hotspots besides Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Hamburg, Frankfurt/Main and Cologne.

This is just the beginning

According to the PropTech Yearbook the development of the PropTech industry is far from over and new business models will emerge. However, more complex technologies and the need for a specialized knowledge for complicated industry processes, will lead to longer ramp-up times.

Learn more about the PropTech scene

Download the free digital version of the PropTech Yearbook and learn more about the PropTech scene in the DACH-Region (German only): http://www.blackprintpartners.de/proptech-yearbook/

“Space optimisation is the most widely quoted use case for solution providers by far, indicating the increased interest in office design and layout as a tool to improve occupant productivity and to maximise real estate utilisation”, states Memoori’s latest report.

Locatee realised this trend several years ago and therefore supports companies in optimising their space utilization and increasing the efficiency of their office spaces. Locatee enables detailed real time data analysis by accessing existing IT infrastructure, using software only. As a result, no physical interventions or hardware installations are necessary. Thanks to the scalability, the solution delivers valuable insights in order to optimise space, regardless of the size of a real estate portfolio.

Read the summarized report from Memoori below:

Of the the 152 solution providers identified by the study, 74 recognize the primary use case for occupancy analytics and location based services (LBS) as space optimization. With less than half that number, Indoor mapping came in second with 35, followed by occupant tracking with 17. Space optimization data has proved itself an invaluable component of the IoT in commercial office buildings, and the report credits this to its ability to optimize workplace performance.

By gathering information from sensors placed around a facility, a Building Internet of Things (BIoT) system can track occupancy and motion. These systems provide valuable insight into how indoor spaces are being used. Real-time traffic patterns can be translated into spatial representations such as floor plans, occupancy, heat maps, or motion trails. Together they offer an unprecedented and dynamic understanding of data and data correlations, to deliver valuable insights.

“According to a three year international Workplace Strategy survey by CBRE, only 60% of office space is occupied on any given workday. Another survey of office workers by Senion reported that more than 37% of respondents observe between 25% and 50% of the desks in their buildings to be unoccupied on any given day.”

These statistics are largely driven by freelancing and remote working trends, part of a wider shift towards flexible working. In turn, the workplace has adjusted to these conditions with greater adaptability through hot desking, multi-space office design and increased connectivity. The bottom line is that by using simple data analytics to understand occupancy, there are vast and easy savings to be made.

“With an average of 151 square feet of office space per employee at an average of $39 per square foot per year, companies with 500 employees that have 25% to 50% of their desks unfilled are overpaying by as much as $736,125 to $1.47 million each year; companies with 5,000 employees are potentially overpaying as much as $7.36 million to $14.72 million each year for that unoccupied space,” explains the first comprehensive evaluation of Occupancy Analytics and Location Based Services in the Commercial Office space.

This is just the tip of the saving’s iceberg. By feeding space optimization data into wider building systems huge cost reductions can be achieved through lighting, temperature, and air quality. Behavior can be anticipated and occupants tracked, meaning energy use in specific zones can be controlled to reduce overall energy savings. Yet this hardly breaks the surface of space utilization data applications. The true value of space optimization comes from understanding how occupants and visitors use the workplace, in order to increase human efficiency and productivity. Understanding the way people use a space allow solutions to emerge that will minimize wasted time and energy, improve communication and collaboration, or even reduce communication for better focus. All this data can be analyzed in real-time and combined with other information to create a holistic view of this dynamic environment. “A real-time view can help building occupants to better use space on a day-to-day basis, while more granular occupancy analytics data can help building managers to make better decisions around long-term space requirements,” our report continues.

“Firms can cut real estate costs by 10-30% simply by planning their space better. Using the same data they can improve employee retention, collaboration and productivity by adapting the workplace to meet human needs. No wonder the value proposition for such solutions has become so attractive. The possible uses for space utilization data are almost endless, and this type of analysis has emerged just in time to slow a growing crisis.”

“With office densification rates increasing in 2017 across the world, combined with evidence of poor space utilization and the expectations of occupants for more human and productive environments, the need for workspace management platforms to provide better insight into the repurposing of current workplaces has never been so urgent,” states the report.

Source: https://www.memoori.com/occupancy-analytics-location-based-services-driven-space-optimization/

 

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