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Executive Summary

This Tech Roadmap analysis clarifies the business value, pace of innovation and maturity of 26 technologies that optimize facilities operations. Verdantix conducted a fact-based assessment of each solution’s maturity, investment case, prospects and life cycle evolution. Executives and managers responsible for selecting and implementing facilities optimization software should use this structured assessment to prioritize spending decisions and identify new technologies for pilot projects. The analysis pinpoints solutions that deliver high business value, and considers the marketing potential of technologies, with an eye to their development and progress. Risk-averse firms should focus on the potential of technologies with proven business value that are in the growth or maturity phases of the technology life cycle. Innovators and early adopters should take note of launch phase technologies. 

Table of contents

Introducing The Tech Roadmap Analysis 
The Key Questions Answered By The Tech Roadmap Analysis
Tech Roadmap Analysis Aligns With Facilities Optimization Technologies

Tech Roadmap For Facilities Optimization Software 
Defining The Market For Facilities Optimization Software 

Methodology Overview 
Identifying The Five Market Phases Of Technology Maturity
Three Technology Life Cycles Differentiate Business Value
Technology Adoption And Success Influence Positioning
Pace Of Innovation Determines The Time To The Next Life Cycle Phase 

Facilities Optimization Software In Phase 1: Research And Development 
1.1 Self-Learning Facilities 
1.2 Blockchain For IoT Cyber Security 

Facilities Optimization Software In Phase 2: Launch 
2.1 Augmented Reality For Facilities Operations And Maintenance 
2.2 AI-Based Virtual Assistants For Facilities Management 
2.3 BIM For The Full Building Life Cycle 
2.4 Real Estate Digital Twins 
2.5 AI-Enabled CCTV 
2.6 AI-Enabled HVAC Controls 
2.7 Smart Building Cloud Platforms 

Facilities Optimization Software In Phase 3: Growth 
3.1 Predictive Maintenance Analytics 
3.2 AI-Enabled Fault Detection And Diagnostics Software 
3.3 Micro-Building Management Systems 
3.4 Remote Monitoring Solutions 
3.5 Cloud-Connected Access Control 
3.6 Critical Event Management 
3.7 Air Quality Analytics 
3.8 Internet Of Things Platforms For Buildings 
3.9 Cloud-Connected Building Management Systems 

Facilities Optimization Software In Phase 4: Maturity 
4.1 Integrated Workplace Management Systems 
4.2 Combined Heat And Power Controls 
4.3 Asset And Maintenance Management Platforms 
4.4 On-Site Access Control 
4.5 Fault Detection And Diagnosis 
4.6 Boiler Management Software 

Facilities Optimization Software In Phase 5: Decline 
5.1 On-Site Building Management Systems 
5.2 Computer Aided Facility Management 

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Figure 1. 2022 Tech Roadmap For Facilities Optimization Software  

About the authors

Ben Hext

Analyst

Ben is an Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current agenda covers hardware and software solutions for energy management, on-site power generation, and COVID-19 mitigation management. He holds an M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University,

Susan Clarke

Research Director

Susan leads the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. Her current research agenda focuses on software solutions for real estate management including integrated workplace management systems and IoT platforms for buildings. Her research expertise also includes a broad range of energy management technologies and energy services. Susan has eight years of experience in technology research. She holds a MSc from the University of London in Sustainable Development.

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