Global Corporate Survey 2019: Capital Planning Trends

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Executive Summary

In an era of aging building assets and continuing pressure on budgets, facilities executives are making the optimization of capital planning a priority. This report leverages the 2019 global smart building technology survey with 304 corporate real estate executives to provide industry-level insights into firms’ capital planning strategies and software deployment plans. The research finds there is broad interest from firms in improving their capital planning processes in 2020. The industry categories with the highest purchase intention for software that optimizes capital planning are the public sector and manufacturing firms. Vendors of CAFM, CMMS, IWMS and other software vendors targeting the growing capital planning opportunity should use this report to inform product roadmaps and 2020 business planning.

Table of contents

Aging Buildings And Budget Pressures Drive Interest In Optimizing Capital Planning 
Facility Executives From Multiple Sectors Want To Improve Capital Planning In 2020
Asset-Intensive Firms Plan To Extend Investments In Software That Supports Capital Planning 

Software Vendors Should Leverage Advances In Mobiles Apps And The IoT To Engage Buyers

Table of figures

Figure 1. Priority Of Improving Capital Planning Across 18 Sectors 
Figure 2. Deployment Of Software To Support Capital Planning Across 18 Industries 

About the authors

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.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

Global Head of Research and Finance Director

Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. He also leads the Environment, Health & Safety practice on an interim basis. Rodolphe has over twenty years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

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