profitability. These are all decisions made possible by the collection and analysis of data using an ACaaS model.

s to assist facilities managers in

Additionally, intelligence about the utilisation of space can bring with it the potential to also make informed decisions about energy usage. Considerable savings can be made by reducing heating in seldom used areas, and similarly automating the process of turning off lights when not required. The ability to access the system via a mobile phone means that real time data can be accessed by office and facilities managers at any time, allowing them to make decisions on-the-go based on live data.

Managing occupancy for cost efficiency

and productivity For most companies looking to reshape budgets and improve performance, optimising the use of existing office space is an intelligent move in the era of flexible working spaces and changing employee requirements. The average company now has 100 employees and a floor space that can easily accommodate 200. Some of these employees are part time, others have adopted flexible or hot-desk working practices, so the modern office model is ripe for monetising assets from collating this occupancy data.

“Knowing the right time to reduce or increase the amount of floorspace

available, when to introduce hot desking, and how to leverage spare resources for profit are powerful insights which were simply not available using legacy systems.”

for organisations to monetise dead space without impacting on existing office flow. The technology has matured to enable these systems to provide valuable business intelligence from collected data, to inform decision making, proving a powerful tool for office and facilities managers to better optimise assets and resources.

Knowing the right time to reduce or increase the amount of floorspace available, when to introduce hot desking, when to engage with employees on home working, and how to leverage spare resources for profit are powerful insights which were simply not available using legacy systems.

Today’s integrated access control systems can be used to show how employees move around a building and, with enough data, provide predictability models that reveal areas that are fully utilised versus those that are not. This can lead to new revenue streams through sub- letting office space, offering desk rental services or even divesting the business of unused space to improve

In addition to a new revenue stream, having visibility over office behaviours has motivational benefits for staff too. Being able to predict and alleviate congestion in busy periods can improve employee productivity and engagement, while the ability to move around the building with ease can strengthen relationships and allow for greater collaboration with colleagues.

A worthwhile investment No longer simply about managing entrances and exits, access control, particularly an access control as-a- service model, represents an investment into visibility. It allows organisations to pay for what they use, without worrying about large up-front capital investments, ensuring an easily scalable and affordable solution that can provide powerful analysis of data for the creation of intelligent insights.

ACaaS has the potential to turn office space into the Uber of flexible and dynamic working within existing business environments. It is increasingly adaptable to suit changing working requirements and a reliable way of getting the most from technology and the insights it can provide. TOMORROW’S FM | 27

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