news & updates

2019
Jan 11

Nemetschek SE strengthens competence in building operations

Nemetschek brand MCS Solutions acquires 100% of Axxerion, a pure SaaS provider for digital building management. Axxerion products, technologies, geographical presence, and types of customers are a strong complement to MCS. Together, MCS and Axxerion will offer a complete solution for property management, IWMS, and smart buildings in a SaaS…Read More

Jan 09

STRABAG PFS tests COBUNDU Space Monitor

STRABAG PFS intends to determine the possibilities that arise from the sensor-based collection and analysis of occupancy data for conference, office and common rooms in a building belonging to DIW Instandhaltungs GmbH. STRABAG PFS will use the COBUNDU™ Space Monitor for this endeavour. For the pilot project, sensors will be…Read More

2018
Oct 23

How next-gen IWMS mobile apps improve the workplace

Mobile apps are not new to facility management. But their focus is shifting. Gone are the days when facilities apps were mainly used by FM service teams, working around sites. Today, IWMS mobile apps are increasingly designed to benefit the entire workforce. One of the factors behind this evolution is…

Sep 25

Spacewell teams up with Danish HOLMRIS B8 to make Scandinavian workplaces smarter

HOLMRIS B8 interior design solutions

Globally operating software and technology firm Spacewell, a Nemetschek Group company, further expands its footprint in the Scandinavian market through this partnership Leading Danish furniture manufacturer and interior specialist HOLMRIS B8 strengthens its position as the Nordic office solution provider at the forefront of technological innovation Antwerp (BE), Bjerringbro (DK),…Read More

Sep 19

The ROI of IoT-enabled smart workplaces

ROI of workplace IoT

[ Co-authored by Raul Esparza, Senior Managing Director, Tri-State; IFM Regional Lead for GOS at Cushman & Wakefield, and Koen Matthijs, CEO Spacewell  ] Technological and cultural forces are reshaping the nature of work in a story that is still unfolding. CRE directors are expected to create cost-effective workspaces that…Read More

Sep 03

MCS Solutions named in Gartner’s Market Guide for Integrated Workplace Management Systems

Gartner's IWMS market guide 2018

The world’s leading information technology research and consulting firm, Gartner, has named MCS Solutions a Representative Vendor in its August 2018 Market Guide for Integrated Workplace Management Systems.

Aug 28

MCS Solutions is acquired by the Nemetschek Group to bring automation to the entire building life cycle

Nemetschek, a leading software provider for the design and construction sector, is expanding into building life cycle management through this acquisition MCS Solutions brings its IWMS and Smart Building solutions to the broader footprint of the Nemetschek Group

Aug 22

Smart buildings & workplaces – Why workplace IoT is critical to business success

[ By: Koen Matthijs, CEO Spacewell and Colette Temmink, IFM Director Cushman & Wakefield Americas Global Occupier Services] Office buildings exist to serve the needs of workers, and those needs are changing rapidly. To understand why workplace IoT is critical to business success, consider these megatrends affecting the way we…Read More

Aug 13

Actionable data – why it is not an empty buzzword in facility management

workplace IoT

These days, all organizations have systems in place that generate huge amounts of data. Businesses realize it is an important resource. Yet many are not able to use it to its full potential. As ubiquitous as data has become (more data has been created in just the last two years…Read More

Jun 19

Activity-based working and smart tech: made for each other?

activity-based working

For decades, ‘cubicle culture’ dominated the office landscape. Picture rows of beige cubes in a minimally windowed workplace with harsh fluorescent lighting.  These bland, soul-sapping environments — designed to cut space costs — encouraged monotonous styles of working. Moreover, the dominant technology tools of the era (desktop computer, landline phone) kept…Read More