WORKTECH Guides: an update to Who’s Who of workplace technology

The workplace technology market offers a wide spectrum of innovations and solutions, but how can organisations decide what’s best for them? The latest update to the WORKTECH Guides series surveys the technology market across five critical areas, listing the key players

As organisations learn to live with the pandemic, many are looking to smart workplace technology to enable new strategies and facilitate new ways of working. During the pandemic, the workplace technology market rapidly expanded with a raft of new innovations and solutions. Now, facilities management and corporate real estate teams have the task of sifting through the vendors to make the right decisions for their organisation.

The WORKTECH Guide series provide a definitive starting point for key decision-makers to start their digital journey. The guides provide a ‘Who’s Who’ in workplace technology by listing the most innovative, best-in-class vendors and solutions within five critical areas of the smart workplace: Utilisation Technology, Resource Management, Visitor Management, Workplace Apps, and Workplace Innovation.

The guides are updated with new key players and WORKTECH’s expert industry insight on a bi-annual basis. The latest revisions to each report  launched in January 2022. The reports are included within WORKTECH Academy membership packages, or can be purchased here.

The research for the reports use a variety of different methods, from issuing extensive questionnaires to key market-leading vendors to surveying the research and literature to identify the critical areas of change and demand. Each report includes an executive summary, industry analysis and detailed surveys of numerous vendors within specific technology markets.

Utilisation Technology

With business leaders more eager than ever to maximise the amount of operational data available, the market for utilisation technology is expanding rapidly; major technology providers are diversifying their product offering to cater for the demand and new entrants are introducing intuitive new technologies and methods to better track workplace occupancy and utilisation.

The WORKTECH Guide to Utilisation Technology is designed as a tool for workplace strategists and real estate decision makers to help navigate the expanding industry, taking the guesswork out of the procurement process by profiling more than 30 of the best-in-class solutions of leading and emerging players.

Resource Management

Effective resource management enables you to minimise both: wasted time and over-utilisation of resources. With complete visibility of how a project is going, it becomes easier to plan, schedule, manage and make decisions that are in everybody’s best interest.

For those new into the meeting room booking software industry, this revision of the report starts with some reflections on key trends and potential futures.

Readers will also find in this document a detailed set of RFP questions, which WORKTECH have drawn up from its own experience of procuring and recommending resource management solutions. This extensive list of questions is intended to guide property professionals through the process of identifying their own bespoke requirements and finding the solution most aligned to their needs.

Visitor Management Technology

With many employees returning to the office in 2022, it’s never been more important to ensure the safety and satisfaction of your personnel and guests. Managing the flow of people through your business and ensuring preventive security measures are in place was no easy task before the pandemic, and nowadays it’s even harder because you don’t only have to ensure that the space is not overflown, but also establish additional safety protocols like social distancing and temperature checks.

This guide has been updated to reflect the most innovative players in critical detail in order to help inform decisions on how best to unlock the potential of excellent visitor management. It does this by first examining statistics around visitor experience and branding, and then segueing into comprehensive vendor profiles of each system selected.

Workplace Apps

Mobile applications have increasingly made an appearance in the workplace. Even before the pandemic, they were used as a means to navigate through offices, reserve workstations and lockers, and book meeting rooms. Now, the workplace app is becoming more critical as employees are increasingly using their mobile devices as a portal to access their work and workplace.

For businesses looking to reap the rich rewards of adopting a workplace app, there are a number of key strategic decisions to make. This update to the WORKTECH Guide to Workplace Apps will help streamline this process, outlining the core functions and unique characteristics in profiles of 18 of the leading players in the market today.

Workplace Innovation Technology

In an increasingly competitive business world, staying up to date with the latest trends and best practice has never been more important. But merely keeping pace is the minimum that companies need to do to remain truly relevant, attractive to top talent and ultimately, profitable. The most successful companies are those that are consistently innovative; constantly finding new ways to solve old challenges and looking at how to improve what they do. For these companies, perfection is never an end state, but a constant journey.

The updated WORKTECH Guide to Workplace Innovation is intended to steer companies towards some of the most innovative technologies that will play an important part in the future of work and workplace. It includes detailed descriptions, company information and technical data of over 40 vendors focusing on the most significant workplace innovations spanning everything from robots and intelligent mail to biophilia and wellness, providing the knowledge you need to futureproof your workplace.

The WORKTECH Guides are free for all WORKTECH Academy members. If you are not a member you can purchase the reports here, or join our community here.
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