Building analytics are visualized insights in the performance of a building and how it gets used. Think about occupancy heatmaps, the most popular facilities, lightning, temperature and people counters. These data insights can be generated through Wi-Fi, workplace sensors or user applications. With these insights at hand, you can reduce underutilized space, create a sustainable environment and the best workplace experience.
Building Occupancy Analytics are the holy grail for Real Estate Leaders and Chief Operations who seek to make significant cost reductions. Insight into the efficient usage across buildings may allow entire offices to be downsized. Consequently, millions of dollars can be saved. The Municipality of Alkmaar, for example, increased the amount of freed space by 20%
Whether you want to cut cost in real estate, boost well-being at work or guarantee a sustainable office, building data shows you where to start. It helps you identify bottlenecks and make decisions based on facts. Having one holistic view of what's happening in your building sounds logical. However, you need to get creative.
The first trick is to not just focus on your building, but the people in it. Connecting people to your building lets you discover its true potential. That's exactly where smart office platforms like Mapiq come into play: translating user behavior into useful building analytics for you to achieve your business goals.
Many businesses base workplace decisions on gut feelings and assumptions. With the building occupancy analytics from Mapiq’s Smart Office Platform you can confidently drive your decisions based on accurate and objective data about every space in your office.
Let's start with how your building gets used. Building occupancy rates analytics show both hotspots and dead zones. A great visualization of this data are building heatmaps. Building heatmaps are a part of a virtual, digital twin of your building. This digital twin shows you exactly how your building gets used. And with these heatmaps at hand, you can easily pinpoint where to scale up- or down in either space or facilities.
Many modern businesses with hot-desking facilities allow their employees to autonomously choose which workplace will best meet their goals. Companies that facilitate this “activity-based working” often generate better results due to the spike in productivity that comes with it. However, to make this dynamic working style work for your business, there must be sufficient workplaces of the most popular types.
For example, many businesses fail to provide sufficient quiet rooms for their employees. Research (Leesman) shows that only 29% of employees globally are satisfied with quiet rooms for working alone or in pairs.
Companies with the Mapiq’s Analytics dashboard will signal this trend early on and allow them to adjust their workspace layout offering before employee frustration kicks in. By making the workplace insights the driving force of your workspace strategies, you can maximize your amount of usable workspaces. Our client AkzoNobel was able to create an additional 25% of functional workspaces by carefully utilizing their building analytics.
The main reason for your employees to come to the office is to collaborate with team members effectively. These meetings can be planned in advance but may also occur spontaneously. To allow your teams to be productive, it is critical to ensure the right amount of the right type of meeting rooms is available. Mapiq’s Analytics dashboard helps you decide on the right set of meeting rooms by providing you with the following data:
Besides the use of workplace facilities, booking behavior teaches you a lot about workplace behavior. Perceptions of scarcity and the fear of missing out are signs you'll notice through analyzing this data. Desk booking or meeting room booking are great examples. Metrics you should be focusing on are the time in advance people book a facility, versus the actual occupancy rate.
Mapiq’s Smart Office Platform collects all the metadata from every system in your building in a single place. It integrates with your current systems to create a smart flow of information. By bringing it all together in one office platform, you have a holistic overview of your office space, gaining powerful insights and allowing you to make the best decisions for your company and employees.
Mapiq’s Building Analytics collects all the metadata from every system in your building in a single place. It integrates with your current systems to create a smart flow of information. By bringing it all together in one office platform, you have a holistic overview of your office space, gaining powerful insights and allowing you to make the best decisions for your company and employees.
Mapiq leverages Microsoft’s Power BI platform to offer real-time data on space occupancy. As a result, you no longer have to wait for data and can act on changes decisively as soon as they occur. This is critical to long term business success, especially in situations where big changes such as lockdowns can occur unexpectedly.
Moreover, real-time insights allow you to run pilots and tests to quickly discover what smart office decisions work best for your business. You move from wondering which changes work best to exactly knowing what should be done.
All data in the cloud-based office platform is anonymized. Individual workers are therefore not tracked with Mapiq Analytics. We highly value privacy and security and are fully compliant with the latest European regulations.
We understand that no business or building is the same. Mapiq’s Analytics Dashboards allow you to customize the dashboard and meeting room display to meet your own requirements. In most cases, we can even integrate the with your other systems.
The global influence of hybrid working is inevitable. As more employees work from home, the question of how to use a physical office space becomes crucial. It is essential to have a solution that organizes who is coming to the office, when they are coming, and where they can work. Desk booking is that solution.