Combination to Save Time and Money and Improve Employee, Visitor, and Student Experience
Austin, Texas – MapsPeople, creator of the world-leading indoor navigation platform ‘MapsIndoors’, has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Accruent, the world’s leading provider of solutions for the built environment. The alliance will allow corporations, universities, and other organizations to reduce the complexity of navigating large facilities and improve the productivity of employees and increase convenience for visitors.
According to studies, 40% of employees waste up to 60 minutes every week searching for colleagues, available desks, or conference rooms. Based on those numbers, a company with 1000 employees could be wasting in excess of 20,000 employee hours each year. As more organizations adopt agile workspaces, the reduced consistency of daily experiences could lead to even more wasted time if organizations do not provide their employees, visitors, and students the tools needed to locate people and places across their campus.
To help companies, organizations, and schools to reduce time spent searching for meeting rooms, people, and workspaces, MapsPeople and Accruent have agreed to facilitate integration of Accruent’s EMS resource and room scheduling application and MapsPeople’s MapsIndoors navigation application.
Using the combination of EMS and MapsIndoors, users can:
- Schedule meetings and workspaces from their own device or scheduling kiosks and get immediate access to indoor navigation information
- Get a real-time overview of an entire office space or campus with the tap of a finger
- Integrate MapsIndoors and EMS with a variety of sensors to check if booked meeting rooms are occupied or left unused and provide the foundation for analytics to measure space usage.
“The digital workplace will see massive growth in the coming years. It is a dynamic environment where innovation is crucial,” says Jonas Berntsen, Chief Operating Officer, MapsPeople. “Large workspaces are often complex to navigate. That complexity can lead to wasted time, wasted money, and frustration. We see our partnership with Accruent as a milestone for improving our clients' employee satisfaction which will save them money and help them retain employees.”
Accruent’s EMS software is used by more than 1600 corporations, non-profits, government entities, and educational campuses to manage scheduling and availability of locations and resources. MapsIndoors is an independent navigation platform that maintains maps for more than 827 million square feet of space. Both products have open interfaces, making it easy to integrate with almost any third-party system.
“EMS enables scheduling and resource management to a broad spectrum of organizations, helping them to avoid paying for space that they don’t need,” adds Jason Day, Vice President Channels and Alliances, Accruent. “Partnerships that allow our users to take advantage of navigation tools such as MapsPeople complete the picture by making the people using those spaces more productive.”
Accruent is the world’s leading provider of intelligent solutions for the built environment – a $10Bn market spanning real estate, integrated technology systems, and the physical and digital assets they connect. Accruent continues to set new expectations for how organizations can use data to transform the way they manage their facilities and assets and is transforming the way people and systems work together. With major office locations in Austin, New Orleans, London, and Amsterdam, Accruent serves more than 10,000 customers in a wide range of industries in more than 150 countries around the world.