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MRI Software acquires WhosOnLocation

MRI Software, a global leader in real estate software solutions, has acquired New Zealand-based WhosOnLocation, which provides an integrated solution that empowers organisations to address workplace safety and security needs.

An enterprise-class, cloud-based platform with employee, visitor, contractor and emergency management applications, WhosOnLocation extends MRI’s workplace management offering to cover anyone who might have a physical presence on a commercial property, including industries such as manufacturing, services, and education.

Speaking about the acquisition, Patrick Ghilani, Chief Executive Officer of MRI Software said: “We are excited to welcome WhosOnLocation to the MRI family at a time when ensuring wellbeing and safety in the workplace is more critical than ever.

“The acquisition enhances the comprehensive capabilities of our integrated workplace management solutions to enable the increased business agility organisations need to reimagine their workplaces. WhosOnLocation boosts our ability to support health and security measures, covering both landlords and tenants, as well as the wider community that engages with a property – reducing risk for everyone.”

With the Covid-19 pandemic leading to an increased need for agile workplaces, WhosOnLocation enables organisations to manage presence by tracking who is onsite at a property – or across multiple locations – at any time. The solution brings additional automation and efficiency to workplace safety and security management with arrival notifications, access permissions, emergency and evacuation management, and more.

Darren Whittaker-Barnett, WhosOnLocation’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “MRI offers the scale and global reach we need to accelerate the growth of our business in both our existing markets and new territories. Becoming part of MRI also offers our customers the opportunity to tap into its broad range of innovative workplace management solutions, which enable organisations of all types to more effectively manage their real estate portfolios and meet today’s unique business challenges.”

Used by facilities management teams, property managers and others involved in building operations to manage visitor, employee and service provider presence, WhosOnLocation manages nearly 5,000 facilities for 1,600 customers across 46 countries. Headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand, the company also operates in Australia, the UK, Europe, Canada and the US.

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