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Executive Summary

This Tech Roadmap analysis clarifies the business value, pace of innovation and maturity of 26 technologies that optimize space and workplace management processes. Executives and managers responsible for selecting and implementing space and workplace management technologies should use this structured assessment to prioritize spending decisions and shortlist suppliers. The report covers solutions that support use cases across space management, workplace services delivery, and initiatives geared towards maximizing wellbeing and productivity. 

Table of contents

Introducing the Tech Roadmap analysis
Key questions answered by the Tech Roadmap analysis
Tech Roadmap aligns investments with business value
Tech Roadmap for space and workplace management software
Five market phases segment solution maturity
Three solution life cycles differentiate business value
Solution adoption and success influence positioning
Pace of innovation determines time to next phase in the life cycle
Research and Development
Human microchip implant for workplace services
AI-powered floor plan design
Digital twin for space management
BIM for space management
Workspace control app
AI-powered digital assistant
Image recognition sensor
Connected portfolio intelligence platform (CPIP)
Mobile and wearable access control
Indoor environmental monitoring software
Real-time location system (RTLS)
Access control monitoring system
Location-based services
Intelligent workplace restacking
Occupant engagement app
Wi-Fi-driven occupancy analytics
Visitor management system
Workplace management software
Workplace thermal imaging
Move management solution
Real-time space monitoring software
Space reservation system
Video-based people-counting
Integrated workplace management system (IWMS)

Table of figures

Figure 1. Tech roadmap for space and workplace management solutions

Organisations mentioned

Accenture, Accruent, Acuity Brands, Ada, AgilQuest, AIG, Air France-KLM , Alcatraz AI, AlertEnterprise, Allied Universal, Amazon, Ambisense, Apple, Arcadis, ARCHIBUS, ARM, Aruba Networks, Arup, AssetWorks, Asure Software, Autodesk, Avigilon, Awair, Aware, Axiomatic Technology, Axis Communications, Axonize, Azena, Bentley Systems, Betterworks, Biohax International, Biometric Business Solutions, BioTeq, Bosch, Bournemouth Airport, Brivo, Canon, Canva, Carrier, CBRE, CenTrak, centre:mk, Cisco, Cloudbooking, Collectiveview, Comfy, Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Critical Core, CrowdComfort, Dangerous Things, Dar Group, Density, DoorDash, Envizi, Envoy, Epicenter, Eptura, Euclid, Eutech Group, Facebook, Finch, FLIR Systems, FM:Systems, Freespace, FSI, G4S, Gensler, Glue, GoBright, Graphisoft, Grubhub, Hamilton Apps, HERE Technologies, Hexagon, HID Global, Honeywell, HqO, HubStar, Hyphen, IBM, IDEMIA, Ikeda Architecture, iLobby, Inpixon, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), Inventronics, iOFFICE, JLL, Johnson Controls (JCI), Keyless, KPMG, Lendlease Podium, LenelS2, Limeade, Lobbipad, Locatee, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Lone Rooftop, Lyft, Lyrtech, Mapiq, Maptician, MathWorks, Matrix Booking, Meta, Microsoft, Mitie, Modo Labs, MOKOBlue, Motorola Solutions, MRI Software, Navigine, Nemetschek Group, NFS Technology Group, Nordomatic, Nuvap, Nuvolo, OccupEye, Office App, OfficeSpace Software, oneadvanced, Onuma, OpenAI, Openpath, OpenTable, Optotherm, Ørn Software, OSRAM Digital Systems, Pew Research Center, Physical Security Interoperability Alliance, Pixel Velocity, PlaceOS, Planon, PointGrab, Poppulo, Progency Access Control, ProLease Software, Proxyclick, PSG, qbiq, Quuppa, Rapal, Red Bull, Relogix, Rifiniti, Rigado, Robin Powered, Roomzilla, Salesforce, Schneider Electric, SCLogic, SecuriGroup, Security & Safety Things, Sembient, Serraview, Service Works Group, ServiceNow, Sewio, Sharry, Shopify, Siemens, Sign In Solutions, Signify, Sine, Singapore Ministry of Health, Slack, Slate Technologies, Smart Spaces, Smartplan AI, SmartSpace Software, Smartway2, Sodexo, Sonitor Technologies, Sony, Space Connect, SpaceIQ, SpaceOS, Spaceti, Spacewell, Spica Technologies, SwipedOn, Syook, Tango Analytics, Teem, Teledyne Technologies, Thing Technologies, ThoughtWire, TINYpulse, Traction Guest, Trades Union Congress (TUC), Trimble, Twinview, Uber, UbiqiSense, Ubisense, Ubudu, Ultinous, Vattenfall, Vectorworks, VergeSense, Veristream, Visionect, Visitly, VivaLNK, VivoKey, VLogic, Vodafone, WeWork, Whole Foods, WhosOnLocation, Willow, YAROOMS, Zebra Technologies, zLink

About the authors

Daniel Yazdanipour


Dan is an analyst on the smart buildings team at Verdantix. He holds an MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering from Imperial College London, as well as a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Warwick. Prior research experience includes optimizing the performance of magnesium-aluminum alloys for the automotive and aerospace industries at Imperial College London, and investigating the properties of titanium dioxide nanoparticles for renewable energy applications at the University of Barcelona. 

Joy Trinquet

Senior Analyst
Joy is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. Her current research agenda focuses on integrated workplace management systems/connected portfolio intelligence platforms (IWMS/CPIP), building systems integrators, and space and workplace management solutions. Joy joined Verdantix in 2019, having previously worked at BNP Paribas Asset Management as a business development intern. She earned a BA degree in Economics with a concentration on policy, as well as dual minors in computer science and business studies, from New York University.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

MD and Global Head of Research
Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. Rodolphe has over 20 years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge.

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