Today, Comfy | Enlighted , the leading provider of smart and sustainable workspace solutions, has announced the launch of Flexible Spaces 2.0 . This enhanced application extends the functionality of Flexible Spaces with ways to establish team neighborhoods and provide more detailed information on employee preferences. The new capabilities help companies foster better collaboration and move their employees to a more secure, sustainable and profitable hybrid office environment.
“With the nature of work and the role of the workplace transformed due to COVID, SAP is excited to continue the partnership with Comfy on workplace solutions that help organizations navigate a post-COVID workplace environment while it elevates the employee experience, “said Marco Hofmann, Head of LoB Real Estate, SAP. “The partnership brings together Comfy’s comprehensive platform, which enables employees greater choice and control, as well as SAP’s capabilities to provide real-time, behavior-based information on how to optimize space utilization for needs and evolving work styles. Together, our solutions provide an accurate view of employee preferences and space usage to inform workspace redesign. ”
Building on the core features of Flexible Spaces 1.0 – workspace reservations, path finding, co-worker locating, and communication – Flexible Spaces 2.0 offers enhancements to both the employee experience and management functions. spaces, with the introduction of Neighborhoods, to group spaces for organizational assignment, In- App Check -In to maximize reservable spaces, space Traits , a way to categorize and identify space preferences of employees, and Insights Access a Data API , to drive new data insights that inform real estate portfolio decisions.
Streamlined workspace design and data-driven portfolio decisions enhance the employee experience
Flexible Spaces 2.0 introduces new features that encourage activity-based work with colleagues and optimize available office space through analytics and data-driven workspace design.
- NEIGHBORHOODS: Space managers will now have the tools they need to create neighborhoods that foster collaboration, maximize utilization, and create spaces that allow employees to do their best work. Desks and other spaces can be grouped into neighborhoods. These bookable seating collections are assigned to functional teams, creating greater opportunities for group activities and “casual collisions” at work.
- IN- APP CHECK -IN: To increase the use of available space, space managers can now enable registration in the application, which makes previously reserved space available if the employee who reserved it does not use it, freeing up the space for new reservations.
- SPACE TRAITS: The new feature, Space Traits , will allow desks, rooms and spaces to be tagged with features or characteristics to help employees select the right space to meet their needs. This collected data will allow managers to identify how employee preferences change over time and inform their space design strategies.
- INSIGHTS ACCESS: Flexible Spaces 2.0 offers the ability to extract time series from occupancy and utilization data through Insights Access , Comfy’s API for workplace data. These outbound data APIs allow you to seamlessly analyze both the intentions of employees to use the office space – through reservation data – and the actual behavior of employees through data from sensors or Wi-Fi. . With Insights Access, Comfy data (including Space Traits) can be easily combined with other sources to analyze a portfolio of buildings utilization, space costs by department, employee preferences, sentiment, and much more.
“Through the global business deployments of our Flexible Spaces offering, launched in 2020, we have a deep understanding of the workflows required to orchestrate a seamless hybrid work model,” said Franco Castaldini , Product Manager, Comfy | Enlighted. “Flexible Spaces 2.0 builds on our best workplace solution, making it easy for employees to connect with each other and with their physical offices. It also provides businesses with a new level of detailed information on space usage – right down to the desktop. , the lighting and the type of space – that has yet to be seen. ”