iOFFICE + SpaceIQ, a leader in the digital transformation of workplace and asset management, has announced a strategic investment by Autodesk, a global technology leader spanning architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, and media and entertainment.
The investment, which follows the recent merger of iOFFICE + SpaceIQ, will provide integrated solutions that give businesses unequaled ability to analyse and optimise all aspects of their real estate and mission-critical assets.
The pandemic has heightened focus on maximising value and increasing efficiency of facilities, with executives reporting cost reduction as their top real estate priority in a recent survey by analyst firm Verdantix. However, occupancy and operations workflows are often fragmented, making it difficult to leverage data from siloed systems. Autodesk’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) expertise will help address these challenges by enabling comprehensive visibility needed to strategically plan and manage physical resources during operations.
Nick Stefanidakis, General Manager, Archibus, an iOFFICE + SpaceIQ product commented: “Combining design, operational and performance data and workflows in a single platform to improve the comfort, safety and efficiency of building assets has never been more important. The strategic investment from Autodesk allows us to deliver the solutions organisations need to meet this demand.”
iOFFICE + SpaceIQ represent the industry’s most comprehensive solutions portfolio for integrated workplace and enterprise asset management platforms. More than 10,000 customers worldwide leverage these tools to manage more than two billion square feet of space valued at more than $64 billion. The company’s platforms, including widely deployed IWMS Archibus, help 170,000-plus maintenance technicians respond to 1.3 million work orders a month. The Archibus platform was one of Autodesk’s first developer partners, and this investment expands the combined capabilities to increase collaboration and scalability.
Stefanidakis said: “Users of both Archibus and Autodesk products will see value in a tighter integration of BIM-based design and construction data with operations insights and workflows to optimise facility performance, comfort and sustainability. Owners and occupiers can leverage these operational data to make better, more informed, design and construction choices.”
Nicolas Mangon, Vice President, Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry Strategy at Autodesk said: “BIM is at the core of Autodesk’s AEC business and serves as the foundation of the digital transformation now underway in the building industry from design through operations. Owners and operators play an increasingly significant role in combatting climate change through improved building efficiency and creating flexible and resilient workplaces when working conditions suddenly change. Our investment in iOFFICE + SpaceIQ recognises the importance of giving them the tools they need to meet these challenges.”
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