IWMS Implementations: The Time-To-Value Imperative

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Executive Summary

Across the integrated workplace management system (IWMS) market, vendors have been investing in their software solutions to enable faster and more flexible implementations. This report provides executives responsible for managing an IWMS deployment with an analysis of vendor product strategies and advice on how to expedite time to value of an IWMS implementation. The research finds vendors are modernizing their platforms and launching new out-of-the-box best-practice workflows as they address the market's perception that their software solutions are slow to implement. Real estate, facilities and IT executives looking for a new IWMS should use this report alongside the Verdantix 2019 Green Quadrant IWMS to inform their purchase decisions.

Table of contents

IWMS Vendors Aim To Speed Up Software Deployment Times
The Elephant In The Room: IWMS Solutions Have Provided Slow Time To Value And Low Agility 
Vendors Are Addressing Time To Value By Deepening Out-Of-The-Box Functionality 
Four Strategies To Speed Up IWMS Implementations

Organisations mentioned

Archibus, BRG, CADM, Council of Ontario Universities, eCIFM, FieldFLEX, FM:Systems, FSI, Hydro Ottawa, IBM, iOFFICE, JLL, Kimvio, Leverton, MRI, Planon, Qube Global Software, Spacewell, Tango, Trimble, World Bank Group.

About the authors

Susan Clarke

Principal Analyst

Susan is a Principal Analyst in 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

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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