New York, April 17, 2019 – DVI Communications is proud to partner with Spacewell to offer advanced Smart Building services to the U.S. market. Spacewell is the industry-leading IWMS and Smart Buildings supplier offering a suite of easily-deployed yet very powerful software to enhance the value of client’s working space from an office floor to an entire building. DVI Communications is a full-service technology consulting firm, providing analysis and design solutions, with decades of experience in the commercial, financial, institutional, and public sector arena.
Mr. Benedict Occhiogrosso, CEO of DVI Communications stated “We are excited to work with Spacewell, enabling our clients to avail themselves of a globally-proven and seamless monitoring resource of space, comfort and energy within their office environments. We are confident that the Spacewell solution will not only maximize our clients’ current committed real estate investments/spend, but that they will also benefit by leveraging the actionable insights generated by the cloud-based tools Spacewell has developed and already broadly deployed in many advanced countries worldwide, helping these clients better manage occupancy requirements in the future. We view Spacewell as a tremendous asset for both tenants and building ownership alike in reducing costs and improving the workplace environment. Spacewell’s ability to capture data real time provides actionable building insights that lead to enhanced operating efficiencies.”
“We are very happy to partner with DVI Communications, a leading and highly respected ICT firm with a wealth of expertise across many industry verticals”, commented Steve Morren, Sales Director Americas for Spacewell. “Like Spacewell, DVI Communications sees technology as a business enabler. Consequently, DVI Communications attaches a lot of importance to change management to ensure that new technologies are thoroughly implemented to maximize ROI. We are, therefore, looking forward to a successful, long-term partnership, that will allow DVI to introduce Spacewell’s smart building solutions to a growing number of U.S. businesses.”
About DVI Communications
DVI Communications’ practice supports clients in the United States nationwide, with focus in Northeast, Mid- Atlantic and NYC Metro regions. DVI Communications is a long-operating concern headquartered in the heart of Wall Street, providing analysis, design and specification within the commercial real estate space, and is a seasoned facilitator of converged IT solutions. DVI Communications possesses an optimal blend of industry experience across multiple verticals with diverse communities of interest and extensive technological expertise leveraging information processing, IP/telecommunications networking utilizing both wireless and cabling infrastructure. DVI Communications engages in systematic practices and procedures which have been successfully used to plan, design, specify, evaluate, procure and support the implementation and deployment of integrated solutions that are secure, scalable, robust and resilient.
The DVI Communications client base and engagement track record spans multiple verticals inclusive of the following vertical markets:
- Education & Institutional
- Financial Services
- Healthcare and Medical
- Media & Entertainment
- Real Estate
- Transportation & Energy
Spacewell, part of the publicly-traded Nemetschek Group, is a technology and consulting firm, supporting its clients across the globe to improve the performance of their building portfolios. Our core purpose is to make buildings work harder for their occupants through unlocking the power of building data. We assist our clients to optimize their facility operations and achieve bottom-line savings. And we help them create workplaces that offer the agility, flexibility, and connectivity needed to support new ways of working.
We believe technology solutions need to address real-world challenges and enable scenarios that quickly yield ROI. That is why we have a seasoned advisory team working closely with technology experts and software developers. It is also why we are at the forefront of BIM and IoT integration in IWMS software, enabling our clients to benefit from rich asset information and real-time data from sensors.
Spacewell has over 2 million users across many vertical industries, including large corporates, facility and real estate services firms and public sector entities. Spacewell, that currently employs 300 people, operates globally with offices across EMEA, North America and APAC, and an expanding partner network.
At the beginning of April 2019, during a festive moment at the office of the Nidos Foundation in Utrecht, we signed a 4-year contract for the delivery and implementation of Axxerion software.
Nidos protects Minor Refugees
Nidos carries out youth protection (guardianship) for minor refugees. These children, called pupils by Nidos, arrived in the Netherlands alone or accompanied by their families. Nidos guides the pupils to a self-reliant existence until they reach the age of 18. To the extent possible, foster families take in the refugees.
A need for better support of the work processes
Nidos launched a tender procedure in November 2018 to replace the self-built systems PRS (Pupil Registration System), EPD (Electronic Pupil File), EGD (Electronic Family File) and Portal. The organization started this initiative given that these primary systems were no longer able to support the work processes properly. Moreover, there was a lack of integration with the functionality of Exact and ADP software packages.
Integrated approach with flexible workflows
An important objective for the new software is that it enables an integrated approach, so as to obtain an integral insight into the pupil’s situation and the identification of critical process indicators. Furthermore, it is essential that the system offers users the flexibility to modify workflows and authorizations. Finally, it must be easy to generate management, policy and accountability information.
European invitation to tender
Nidos consulted different market parties by means of a Request for Information. After examination, it decided to award the contract on a European scale by means of a public tender procedure. Eventually Nidos opted for the Axxerion software, which offered the best price-quality ratio.
Affinity with youth protection
Nidos also sought a partner with affinity for the target group and the youth protection work that Nidos does. During our demonstration we were able to convince the assessment committee of our acquaintance with youth care. Spacewell supports the vision of Nidos that every pupil should be raised and supported with respect, safety and protection in mind. We hope that our software can contribute to the development of vulnerable minors into independent adults.
Nidos is the only certified institution designated by the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security that carries out supervision for refugee children. The organization is the guardian for approximately 4,000 pupils who are accompanied by 350 youth protectors. Nidos’ counselling includes legal, cultural, psychological and social aspects. In total, Nidos has about 500 employees who are organized regionally. The 13 regions carry out the mission based on the centrally established processes.
Spacewell, part of the publicly-traded Nemetschek Group, is a technology and consulting company that helps its customers improve the performance of facilities and processes. Our main goal is to make buildings work harder for their users by collecting and processing building data. Spacewell (formerly MCS Solutions, Axxerion and Plandatis) was founded in 1989 in Antwerp. It currently employs 300 people in 10 locations.
- Spacewell announces enhanced senior leadership structure: former CEO Koen Matthijs is promoted to Chief Division Officer of Nemetschek‘s Operate & Manage Division. Eric Van Bael takes the helm as CEO. Hans Verschuren becomes Chief Revenue Officer and Olaf Zernitz Chief Channel Officer while Steven Lambert takes up the role of Chief Strategy Officer.
- The new structure reflects the ambition to accelerate the growth of Spacewell, the driving force behind the expansion of the Manage Segment of the Nemetschek Group, one of the leading providers of software solutions for the AEC industry .
Antwerp, April 1st, 2019 – Nemetschek daughter Spacewell, a technology company focused on integrating the entire value chain of real estate, workplace and facility management, today announced a new management structure, effective April 1st.
Koen Matthijs resigns from his post as CEO of Spacewell to fully focus on his new role of Chief Division Officer for Nemetschek’s Operate & Manage Division. In this position he will concentrate on strengthening the portfolio of the Manage Division – including the further development of the solutions from Spacewell and Crem Solutions – and positioning it strategically for the future. Furthermore, he will also serve ad interim as Spacewell’s Chief Technology Officer, to unlock opportunities in the rapidly evolving world of real estate technology.
Eric Van Bael, a former HP top executive, who joined Spacewell in 2017 as VP Global Sales, will take the helm as CEO of Spacewell.
Steven Lambert, previously COO, will take up the role of Chief Strategy Officer, leading strategic initiatives and transformations of the Spacewell operations across multiple continents to enable the ambitious expansion plans. In this role, he is also focused on integrating newly acquired entities, including Axxerion, acquired in January 2019.
“New mobile and IoT-related technologies offer tremendous potential for smarter building management”, said Koen Matthijs. “I am very happy to take the lead of Nemetschek’s Operate & Manage Division at this pivotal time when the whole sector is gearing up for innovation.”
“When I joined Spacewell two years ago, I was immediately impressed with their entrepreneurial drive, team spirit and culture”, commented Eric Van Bael. “I am very excited that I now have the opportunity to serve this fast-growing organization and its clients and partners as CEO.”
For further information, please contact:
Koen Matthijs, Chief Division Officer, Nemetschek Operate & Manage Division – firstname.lastname@example.org – +32 (0)478 99 22 26
Eric Van Bael, CEO Spacewell – Eric.VanBael@spacewell.com
– +32 (0)475 71 00 51
Steven Lambert, Chief Strategy Officer, Spacewell
– email@example.com – +32 (0)474 10 36 40
About the Nemetschek Group
The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer in the digital transformation of the AEC industry. With its software solutions, Nemetschek is the only corporate group in the world that covers the entire lifecycle of construction and infrastructure projects and guides its customers into the future of digitalization. With its smart software solutions, the Nemetschek Group enhances the quality of the construction process and improves the digital workflow for everyone involved. At the heart of this is the use of open standards (Open BIM). More than five million users worldwide apply the innovative solutions of the 16 brands in the four customer-oriented divisions. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs more than 2,500 experts. Publicly traded since 1999 and listed on the MDAX and TecDAX, in 2018 the company achieved revenue of EUR 461.3 million and an EBITDA of EUR 121.3 million.
Spacewell, part of the publicly traded Nemetschek Group, is a technology and consulting firm, supporting its clients across the globe to improve the performance of their building portfolios. Our core purpose is to make buildings work harder for their occupants through unlocking the power of building data. We assist our clients to optimize their facility operations and achieve bottom-line savings. And we help them create workplaces that offer the agility, flexibility, and connectivity needed to support new ways of working. Spacewell (previously MCS Solutions, Axxerion and Plandatis) was founded in 1989, and currently employs 300 people across 10 locations.
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