Envoy Claims First with Workplace Occupancy Analytics Solution

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Envoy has launched a new workplace occupancy analytics solution to facilitate capturing data from multiple sources including door access scans, WiFi, and employee app sign-ins.

By pulling information from diverse sources across redundant network capacity, the company is offering planners and facility managers a comprehensive overview of what is happening in workplaces, including information relating to which teams are currently onsite and how space is being utilized at global locations.

Billed as a ‘first-of-its-kind’ occupancy analytics solution, the app is part of Envoy Workplace, a new module the company has created for its platform to address poor employee experience, fragmented data, and the high cost of operating inefficient hybrid spaces—which it identifies as persistent barriers to creating great workplaces. The company also says the ability to consolidate information from various data streams and technology stacks, and then convert it into meaningful workplace insights is a real pain point for many workplace leaders.

The developer believes its solution is also the first to integrate everything needed to manage and optimize a workplace, integrating seamlessly with the platform’s existing desking, meeting room booking, delivery management and mapping applications.

A feature of the occupancy analytics solution is its easily digestible, global views of team attendance and space utilization by location, allowing workplace leaders to make confident and informed cost-saving decisions. By identifying patterns of usage, leaders can anticipate workplace needs in advance, improve operational efficiency, and identify opportunities to consolidate space or trim real estate costs.

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“We work in a hybrid environment where there is less consistency in attendance throughout the week. With so much variability, it’s difficult to know how to improve efficiency in order to save critical budget,” says Brooks Gooding, workplace experience program manager at Braze. “By seeing both a real time and historical view, we already know considerably more about how our spaces are used. This helps us make informed, and potentially cost-saving adjustments, when ordering food, scheduling events, or allocating space.”

We want to give leaders the power to make bigger, bolder decisions about their company’s future.

Larry Gadea, Envoy Founder and CEO, adds: “We want to give leaders the power to make bigger, bolder decisions about their company’s future. With the recent increasing shift to more in-office work, the world’s top companies are struggling to confidently report exactly how it’s going.

“This need for all-encompassing accuracy is what led us to build Envoy Workplace and advanced occupancy analytics. It collects data passively from various signals like door access systems, WiFi usage, and desk, meeting room, and event space check-ins. We do the heavy lifting to consolidate everything for easy consumption, cost forecasting, and policy planning. Company culture will be the defining factor of success, and we hope to help companies build a strong employee-focused and cost-conscious culture that will help them navigate these tough economic times.

“In the future, expect even more from Envoy’s analytics, including benchmarking, move management capabilities, and workplace scenario planning.”

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