IWMS: What You Need To Know Before Buying A Solution

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Executive Summary

Large organizations looking to consolidate their IT portfolio for managing real estate and facilities data are considering the role for integrated workplace management systems (IWMS) solutions. With a large number of IWMS solutions in the market – all providing varying depths and breadths of functionality – customers have a great deal of choice but often find it challenging to determine which platform and modules will best meet their requirements. What are the critical questions buyers should ask before investing in an IWMS solution? This report provides owner-occupiers, building tenants and real estate investors with the critical checkpoints they need to consider before investing in an IWMS solution. This report should be used alongside the recent Verdantix report outlining the core and innovative software functionalities provided through IWMS platforms (see Verdantix Smart Innovators: Integrated Workplace Management Systems).

Table of contents

IWMS: What You Need To Know Before Buying A Solution
No Two IWMS Solutions Are The Same: Platforms Have Different Architectures And Offer Very Different Functionalities
Eight Critical Check Points When Selecting An IWMS Solution

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Figure 1. IWMS Solution Capabilities Extend Across Three Verticals

Organisations mentioned

ABN AMRO, Accruent, ARCHIBUS, Axxerion, CollectiveView, CoWorkr, DeFresenius Medical Care, Destination XL, FASB, FM:Systems, Four Rivers Software Systems, Herc Rentals, IASB, IBM, Indus Systems, Lucernex, MCS, Planon, QuickFMS, Serraview, SiteFM, Trimble

About the author

Susan Clarke

Principal Analyst

Susan is a Principal Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings Practice. Her current research agenda focuses on integrated solutions for real estate management 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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