ARCHIBUS V.20 provides enhanced Workspace Transaction functionality, which tracks space trends with new time-based features and statistics, and now also unifies hoteling, partial occupancy, multiple room occupancy, moves, and split-allocations. These added capabilities provide managers with valuable metrics and accurate, defensible information for chargeback or strategic space planning.

Here’s a scenario that managers responsible for space planning can encounter:

The Chief Financial Officer asks a space planner to find space for a new and urgent project. He/she cannot find any space that is not already allocated, yet when looking out over the floor, empty cubicles are plentiful. Why is that?

Today’s mobile workforce challenges traditional space planning and creates opportunities to grow an organization without spending more money for new space. With features like Workspace Transactions, ARCHIBUS helps manage complex, time-based workspace changes and gives space planners the tools they need to support space-related directives with confidence.

The ARCHIBUS Workspace Transactions enhancement enables managers to quickly identify any anomalies or negative trends in space metrics.

For example, the dashboard above indicates one site has a declining occupancy rate over the past couple of years. That same site has comparatively a large number of seats, so the occupancy issue has a greater overall impact to the organization. And, to exacerbate the situation, the average area per seat is quite large compared to other sites, indicating significant unused space. This clearly shows an issue of under-performing space. This is the type of real-time visibility that gives space managers control over space allocation requests and supports enterprise-wide deployment of alternative workplace strategies.