U.K. company Spica Technologies is developing a workplace experience app for Mace, which will initially be available at the international consultancy and construction business’ global headquarters in London.
The new offering builds upon previous work Spica and Mace have done together deploying a workspace occupancy and environmental monitoring solution utilizing Spica’s core GemEx Digital Twin platform. Benefiting from Spica’s external systems integration expertise, the solution will be integrating with Microsoft 365, however it can also integrate with any resource booking system, according to Spica. The focus is to support a safe working environment for Mace employees and their return to work.
“With desk booking technology now an essential tool in workplaces to support a COVID-safe working environment, it was important we could meet Mace’s requirements for their employees,” said Simon Hilton, digital workplace consultant at Spica. “Working closely with all Mace workplace stakeholders and offering a flexible integration model, meant we could provide Mace with a customized app solution specific to their needs, and on-site business systems. Building upon Spica’s existing GemEx Engine workplace platform means Mace can also monitor their space utilization with accurate data and manage their workspace more dynamically and flexibly.”
The integrated digital solution will enable Mace employees working at Mace’s Moorgate headquarters to pre-book designated socially distanced desks.
All services will be augmented with the Internet of Things sensor infrastructure in place at Moorgate to provide resource booking capability via an holistic app interface. In addition, Mace’s corporate real estate and facilities management teams will benefit from a wealth of data, to provide service improvements supported by an in-depth analysis of how employees are using the building and space, the company said.
“Mace’s first priority is always the health, safety and wellbeing of colleagues. The app ensures we can create a welcoming, safe and productive environment for people who need to work in our office,” said Maud Santamaria, workplace experience director – facilities at Mace. “It ensures we can effectively manage and monitor social distancing requirements and continue to improve the COVID-security of our workplaces. Spica has worked with us to tailor a solution, understanding our specific needs, and brilliantly translating these into a digital tool that meets all our requirements”.
In August, Spica said it was developing a user-centric “workplace experience solution” for global insurance firm Zurich, which will initially be available to approximately 1,600 users at the insurers’ new Quai Zurich Campus’ global headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
This integrated digital solution will enable Zurich’s employees working at the headquarters as well as visiting global staff, to interact with disparate enterprise systems in the building such as security access control, meeting room booking, and FM service requests.