TomTom is a Dutch multinational company that specializes in the development and creation of location technology. The organization was considering the construction of a new office in Pune, India and during the design phase, they sought to obtain a realistic assessment of office utilization metrics in their current workspace.
After a thorough evaluation of two other global vendors, TomTom ultimately decided to collaborate with DB Spazio as their workspace analytics partner.
Many enterprises lack adequate information regarding the utilization of workspaces and meeting rooms, resulting in inflated real estate costs, wasted resources and compromised employee satisfaction, collaboration, and productivity. In the prevailing hybrid workplace environment, where attendance levels are sporadic, utilization data assumes significant importance in planning real estate consolidation, calibrating future expansion requirements and aligning workplace designs to employee needs of today and the future.
TomTom was faced with similar issues. The challenges faced by them can be summarized as:
- Lack of visibility on space utilization metrics
- Lack of factual data for additional space requirement
- Need for department-wise space analytics for future planning
TomTom was also looking for a speedy deployment as the new office design discussion was already in progress with the architect when the workplace analytics project was initiated.