Verdantix launches the Real Estate, Energy, and Facilities Information Management (REEFIM) Practice in 2017
New York, February 1, 2017. Verdantix sees that new product launches, the convergence of traditional solutions, the race to develop practical IoT applications and a slew of M&A activity are radically shaking up the real estate, energy, and facilities landscape.
Whenever the pace of change in a market is fast, analyst firms have a key role to play in helping solution developers, users, and investors make sense of that change. Verdantix, the UK and US based independent analyst firm which specialises in providing research and advice on technologies that support and optimise business operations, announces the launch of its Real Estate, Energy, and Facilities Information Management (REEFIM) practice — a chief focus in its 2017 research agenda. This practice will build on the firm’s existing expertise and leadership in analysing the markets for energy management solutions, enabling greater insight into innovative technologies for facility optimisation.
“We define REEFIM as ‘software for real estate, facility management, asset management, maintenance and energy that enables building owners, occupiers and service providers to enhance the performance of individual facilities, improve worker productivity and optimise the financial management of a portfolio of buildings’”, states Susan Clarke, Senior Analyst at Verdantix.
This market brings together solutions that have historically been seen as quite distinct, but are now converging, such as Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM), Building Energy Management Software (BEMS), Enterprise Asset Management Software (EAMS), and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
To mark the launch of the practice the report, ‘Market Overview: Real Estate, Energy and Facilities Information Management’ builds on multiyear research on energy and facilities information management solutions, discussions with end-users, as well as interviews with a range of suppliers across the market, including Accruent, BidEnergy, Demand Logic, Ecova, EnerNOC, Envizi, Hippo CMMS, IBM, Indus Systems, Intellastar, MCS, Mobiess, Planon, Schneider Electric, Trackplan and Trimble. The report maps out the REEFIM market structure, identifies the drivers of change, and analyses the path ahead.
“Software and real estate solutions executives need to plan for a changing market,” says Verdantix managing director, Rodolphe d’Arjuzon. “Our analysis shows that the driving force of change shaping the 2017 REEFIM market is increasing consumer demand for an integrated software platform that can manage the full facilities life cycle. IWMS solutions appear well placed to do this but vendors cannot rest on their laurels. With the advances in IoT technology, cloud-based software, and mobile applications, software vendors have to respond quickly to evolving competition.”
To learn more about the REEFIM market, how it is shifting, and how software vendors should shape their go-to-market strategies in 2017, download the recording from the latest Verdantix webinar: Predictions, Risks And Opportunities: What Should Real Estate And Facilities Software Executives Watch Out For In 2017? And reserve your spot at the upcoming Verdantix webinar: Facility Optimization Management: Do You Think Your Building Is Running At Its Best?
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