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

About the author

Derrek Clarke

Senior Analyst

Derrek is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings Practice. He conducts Verdantix research on energy management and the optimization of building systems covering technologies, best practices and growth strategies. His current agenda is focused on establishing facility optimization software as a distinct category of technology investment. Derrek has ten years of experience as a licensed architect. He joined Verdantix in 2014 and previously worked at global architecture and engineering firm HOK. Derrek holds a Masters in Architecture from Parsons and a Masters in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

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