Global Smart Building Technology Survey 2019: Facilities Optimization Management Software Brands

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Executive Summary

Facilities optimization is the continuation and extension of energy management, applied to facilities and real estate. This report helps chief marketing officers and business development directors, at vendors providing facilities optimization management software and services, measure how heads of real estate and facilities perceive their firm’s brand. This Verdantix global survey interviewed 304 senior real estate and facilities management decision-makers at organizations that occupy mid to large real estate portfolios. The survey finds that five global technology vendors – Bosch, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Schneider Electric and Siemens – continue to have high brand visibility globally, though fewer respondents are describing their capabilities as ‘market-leading’ compared to previous surveys. A higher number of respondents are also registering greater interest in multiple specialist solutions, compared to previous surveys in 2018 and 2017. 

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Global Smart Building Technology Survey 2019: Facilities Optimization Management Software Brands       
Facilities Optimization Specialists Have Effectively Improved Their Brand Awareness
 

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Figure 1. FOM Software: Brand Preference Ranking
Figure 2. FOM Software: Brand Awareness 

About the authors

Ibrahim Yate

Industry Analyst

Ibrahim is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current agenda covers innovation in software and hardware solutions for space management, workplace management, energy management, smart lighting, proptech and location-based services. Ibrahim joined Verdantix in 2016, and previously worked at OVO Energy and the Energy Saving Trust. Ibrahim holds an MSc in Energy Policy from Imperial College London and MA from Cambridge University.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

Managing Director

Rodolphe leads the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current agenda is focused on the convergence of real estate and building software solutions and how to harness the IoT in smart buildings. Rodolphe has over twenty years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

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