"IoT platforms, such as GE's Predix, IBM's Watson, and SAP's HANA, in collaboration with facility service providers, like CBRE, ISS World, and ENGIE, are gradually creating inroads by integrating multiple building automation systems to deliver a unified facilities management solution," says Adarsh Krishnan, Senior Analyst at ABI Research. "But most facility service providers are still in the early stages of evaluating smart building solutions and face the 'make or buy' dilemma of whether to develop the solution in-house or collaborate with a third-party technology vendor."
While North America and Western Europe will pioneer this movement toward smart building automation systems in the IoT, the Asia-Pacific region will grow quickly and account for one quarter of global facility service revenue, or $2 billion, in 2021. Smart city projects in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India and China drive the adoption of smart buildings as a critical component of sustainable urban development. Its impact will be further augmented through its integration to other smart city applications like smart parking, public transportation, smart metering, security and waste disposal systems.
"Smart building platforms are seen as a valuable tool to address growing sustainability challenges and customer demands for personalized services, reduce costs, and increase workspace flexibility," concludes Krishnan. "Facility managers are exploring opportunities beyond enhancing building energy efficiencies and aim to improve the overall occupant experience across multiple facility services."
These findings are from ABI Research's Role of Facilities Management in Smart Buildings (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1025581-role-of-facilities-management-in-smart-bui/). This report is part of the company's Smart Home sector (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/practice/connected-home/), which includes research, data, and analyst insights.
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