Serraview: High-tech occupancy sensors for agile space planning

The following is a guest blog written by Itamar Roth, CBO at PointGrab.

Agile workplaces are a smart strategy for solving a number of pressing corporate problems: reining in mounting property costs by optimizing space, supporting workforce mobility, and attracting and retaining talent.

However, planning and managing these flexible environments is challenging because of the nature of agile spaces: people are constantly moving around and occupancy shifts from day to day, even hour to hour… Innovative occupants’ activity sensors can provide up-to-the-minute intelligence about space utilization that’s needed to plan and manage modern workplaces… Today, intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) sensor technology can be used to help lower expenses and design workplaces that provide the optimal employee experience.

Here are some of the latest advancements in commercial occupancy sensors and how they overcome some of these challenges.

  • Horizontal sensing vs. traditional commercial occupancy sensors…
  • Image sensing and AI improves ability to count people…
  • Edge analytics technology protects occupants’ privacy…
  • Extending range and reducing maintenance…
  • Demand-controlled ventilation reduces energy use…
  • Daylight harvesting provides smarter lighting control…

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Serraview tag.]

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Are there best practices for data warehouse reporting & analytics?

In my current project, there was a suggestion to extract (updated) data from TRIRIGA, with a high frequency, and import it into some kind of data warehouse (DW) or business intelligence (BI) solution. Then, from there, perform more advanced reporting and analytics. Have other TRIRIGA solutions implemented something similar? Are there any TRIRIGA best practices or recommendations for staging area, extract-transform-load (ETL), DW, or BI reporting solutions?

[Admin: This post is related to the 12.15.16 post about the IBM TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics. To see other related posts, use the ETL tag or Analytics tag.]

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JLL: Implementing IWMS

JLL’s IWMS (Integrated Workplace Management Software) implementation team—formally BRG—has a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions that help companies reach their goals through technology automation and integration. Our analytics and BI platform, RED, works with all IWMS solutions to further enable data-driven real estate intelligence.

We pair industry subject matter expertise with best-in-class software packages to ensure a successful solution deployment that addresses unique and dynamic business needs. We’ll work with you to discover your needs and goals, and leverage our adaptable implementation methodology to help you quickly roll out scalable and sustainable solutions that focus on outcomes like functional alignment, user adoption and rapid time-to-value…

IWMS integrators are often known for delivering underwhelming results to end users. This makes the feedback of a recent customer satisfaction poll in which 98 percent of our Technology Solutions customers reported that they would be likely to recommend our IWMS technology services to other organizations a significant pattern disruption. Having 69 percent report that they would be “highly likely” to do so was icing on the cake. (Survey had a total of 136 respondents.)

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CFI: Business Intelligence is the future of space planning

Today, we live in a very different world, where BI tools such as QlikView® can enrich the capabilities of any of your Facilities and Real Estate applications, allowing users to run very sophisticated algorithms and analyze space in ways that could not be done before… or in some cases even imagined.

Users can segment data by type of space, by occupant, cost center, PI, dollars spent, etc. and disparate databases can now be tied together with “connecters” which can interface and pull financial, HR, space and facilities information together into a single understandable view. The output — interactive dashboards, charts, and graphs — provide access to massive amounts of merged data at one time available to management to make factual and not political based decisions regarding physical space.

Moreover, BI tools can integrate graphics such as floor plans, maps, work orders, moves, etc. for enhanced graphical reports and outlays, displaying and analyzing information not just from a data perspective but also from a geographical perspective for organizations that have vast facilities portfolios within a campus, city, state, country, or around the world…

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