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Faster utilisation studies with CADM’s Accordant Anywhere

14 September 2011

Accordant Anywhere from CAD Management Ltd (CADM) is a new Android-based software tool that enables users of the company’s Accordant software to manipulate floor plans as they are walking around their building.

This enables facilities and commercial real estate managers to dramatically reduce the time required for space utilisation studies which would normally need to be recorded and then entered into a spreadsheet before the data could be analysed. As such, this application provides more meaningful and up-to-date information on workstation usage throughout the day.

A key feature of Accordant Anywhere is its ability to enable users to configure the software to their exact requirements. This includes the ability to group workstations by status and to use a barcode scanner to locate and track assets at the same time.

“Traditionally space utilisation studies can take several hours as a manual process,” noted CADM Managing Director Alan Rose. “Consequently, only limited sampling was feasible and the emerging picture was hazy to say the least.

“With Accordant Anywhere we have automated this process so the data is entered directly into a CADM-hosted database via a tablet PC or smart phone using the Android operating system. As a result, the time required for data collection and analysis are greatly reduced. For one client, this has reduced the duration of utilisation studies from over two hours to just 14 minutes,” he continued.

For even more accurate monitoring of the space Accordant Anywhere can be linked to discreet presence detectors to measure how long each workstation is occupied.

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